Private 4 Year

Hampton University Admission Requirements

Hampton, Virginia

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Chances of getting into Hampton University

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Hampton University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition High 
How hard is it to get into Hampton University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Hampton University is 36%.  It ranks #5 in Virginia and #122 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. Hampton University is a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 3,892 out of 10,811 applicants 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 lower half of their high school class. 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Hampton University application fee is $50 and applications are due by Mar 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to Hampton University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.

Hampton University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Hampton University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Hampton University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Hampton University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
ACT Scores for Hampton University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Hampton University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Hampton University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into Hampton University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Hampton University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Hampton University was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #30 in Virginia for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Hampton University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

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High School GPA's for admitted Hampton University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 10.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 11.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 16.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 17.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 16.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 25.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 5.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

62% of Hampton University freshman were in the lower half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Hampton University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 13%
Top 25% of class 20%
Top 50% of class 38%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Hampton University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,667 3,144 10,811
Accepted 2,841 1,051 3,892
Acceptance Rate 37% 33% 36%
Enrolled 422 208 630
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 20% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2023
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 81 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2023.

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 Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

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

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


What is my chance of getting into Hampton University?

36% of those who apply are granted admission to Hampton University. Admission competition is high and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.