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Hampton University Admission Requirements

Hampton, Virginia

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Your chances of getting into Hampton University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

74.5%
Admission Difficulty for Hampton University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Hampton University is 74.5%.  Its admission rate is the 15th lowest in Virginia.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Hampton University and can you get accepted?

Hampton University is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 11,177 out of the 15,009 who applied were admitted.

Hampton University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.3. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 8% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Hampton University?

74% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Hampton University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.3 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1030 on the SAT
  • Score 22 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

Hampton University GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.3

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into Hampton University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Hampton University are to have around a 3.3 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Hampton University accepts 74% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Hampton University is 3.3 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #33 in Virginia for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Hampton University is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.3 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Hampton University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 11.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 9.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 16.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 15.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 21.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 24.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 4.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Hampton University SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Hampton University. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 54% of students submitted SAT scores and 18% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

840-1220

Applicants Submitting SAT 

54%
SAT Scores for Hampton University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 420
Math 25th Percentile 420
Composite 25th Percentile 840
SAT Scores for Hampton University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 620
Math 75th Percentile 600
Composite 75th Percentile 1220
Average SAT Score 1030

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Hampton University?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Hampton University is 1030 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 840-1220. Students who get into Hampton University score in the top 86 percent of all SAT test takers..  Hampton University ranks #33 in the state of Virginia for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1030 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Hampton University regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 840 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 840, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 650, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Hampton University is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1030 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1030, you have around a 74% chance of being admitted. A 1220 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 84% chance of getting in.

Hampton University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1220 and Above Good >84%
1030 to 1220 Avg + 74%-84%
840 to 1030 Avg - 60%-74%
650 to 840 Reach 44%-60%
Less than 650 Low <44%
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Hampton University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

17-27 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

18%
ACT Scores for Hampton University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 16
Math 25th Percentile 17
Composite 25th Percentile 17
ACT Scores for Hampton University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 28
Math 75th Percentile 25
Composite 75th Percentile 27
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Hampton University?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Hampton University is 22, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 17 and 27.  The school ranks #28 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 22. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 17 and score in the score in the top 69 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 12.

18 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Hampton University.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Hampton University is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Hampton University for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 22 score has around 74% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 84% with a 27 ACT score.

Hampton University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
27 and Above Good >84%
22 to 27 Avg + 74%-84%
17 to 22 Avg - 60%-74%
12 to 17 Reach 44%-60%
Less than 12 Low <44%
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High School Class Rank

63% of Hampton University freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 19% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Hampton University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 9%
Top 25% of class 19%
Top 50% of class 63%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Hampton University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 11,035 3,962 15,009
Accepted 8,423 2,747 11,177
Acceptance Rate 76% 69% 74%
Enrolled 579 288 867
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 7% 10% 8%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Mar 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

None

The application deadline for Fall 2024 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Hampton University is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Hampton University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Hampton University Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required to be considered for admission
Recommendations Required to be considered for admission
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Hampton University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Hampton University is moderately competitive, you have a strong chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.3 GPA, you have a very good likelihood of getting in. A 1030 on the SAT and 22 on the ACT will further lock in your application.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to Hampton University often consider these colleges

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232265 IPEDS survey data for Hampton University.

Last updated February 24, 2024

FAQs

Does Hampton University prefer SAT or ACT?

54% of students submit their SAT scores to Hampton University. 18% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Hampton University?

74% of those who apply are granted admission to Hampton University. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Hampton University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 840 and 1220. The average SAT score is 1030. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Hampton University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 27. The average ACT score is 22. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.