Hampton University

#751 / #226
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
#666
Most Desirable School

Historically black university in Virginia

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About Hampton University

According to Wikipedia, Hampton University is a private, historically Black, research university in Hampton, Virginia. Founded in 1868 as Hampton Agricultural and Industrial School, it was established by Black and White leaders of the American Missionary Association after the American Civil War to provide education to freedmen. The campus houses the Hampton University Museum, which is the oldest museum of the African diaspora in the United States and the oldest museum in the commonwealth of Virginia. First led by former Union General Samuel Chapman Armstrong, Hampton University's main campus is located on 314 acres in Hampton, Virginia, on the banks of the Hampton River. The university offers 90 programs, including 50 bachelor's degree programs, 25 master's degree programs and nine doctoral programs. The university has a satellite campus in Virginia Beach and also has online offerings. Hampton University is home to 16 research centers, including the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute, the largest free-standing facility of its kind in the world. Hampton University is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity."

Hampton University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate
10,811 36% 57%

How Much Does Hampton University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
$29,312

How Much Do Hampton University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Hampton University, then you can expect to earn an average of $50,100 per year. You also have a 92% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Hampton University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
4,087 3,682 405

Where is Hampton University?

Hampton University is located at 200 William R. Harvey Way, Hampton VA 23668-0099

How Safe is Hampton University?

Hampton University has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%. Hampton has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Hampton University Known For?

Hampton University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Hampton University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Hampton University's Most Influential Alumni?

Hampton University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Education, Social Work, and Political Science. Here are some of Hampton University's most famous alumni:

Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington
An African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor .
Christine Darden
Christine Darden
An African-American mathematician, aerospace engineer.
St. Clair Drake
St. Clair Drake
An American sociologist and anthropologist.
Charles Phillips
Charles Phillips
An American businessman and United States Marine Corps officer.
Sashi Brown
An American attorney and sports executive.
Mary Jackson
Mary Jackson
A Mathematician and aerospace engineer .
Septima Poinsette Clark
Septima Poinsette Clark
An American activist .
Robert Sengstacke Abbott
Robert Sengstacke Abbott
An African American lawyer.
Robert Russa Moton
Robert Russa Moton
An American educator and writer .
Spencer Christian
Spencer Christian
An American game show host.
John T. Biggers
John T. Biggers
An African American artist.
Kay Coles James
An American public official.