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Hampton University
Hampton, Virginia 23668
Main Phone: (757) 727-5000 or (800) 624-3328
Main Contact: Angela Boyd

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Hampton University

     One of the finest colleges in the country, Hampton University is a prestigious private college in Virginia near Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Known for their stellar academics, beautiful student body and growing athletics program.
     Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute was founded in 1868. As the academic program evolved from that of a secondary school into a four-year college, and then into a university, the school’s name changed to Hampton Institute (1930) and then to Hampton University (1984). Started with the purchase of a small farm known as "Little Scotland," Hampton University now encompasses 314 acres and includes 118 buildings.
     If you're interested in learning more about the rich history of Hampton University, visit our history section.
     Hampton University offers 68 undergraduate programs, 27 master's degree programs, and 6 doctoral degree programs and 2 specialist in education degrees. Hampton University's current endowment is $193.4M.

Quick Facts

Undergrad Population: 4360
Graduate Population: 611
Student Body: Coed
In State Tuition: $18798
Out of State Tuition: $18798
Room & Board: $8370
Applications Due: March 1st ($35)
Mascot: Pirate
Online Classes: yes
Percent Men: 37%
Percent Women: 63%

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Majors Offered

College of Education & Continuing Studie
•Aviation Maintenance Aviation Maintenance Technology, AS
•Business Management, AS
•Business Management, BS
•Business Management – Concentration in Aviation Management, BS
•Business Management – Concentration in Business Management Information Systems, BS
•Business Management –Concentration in Hotel Restaurant Management, BS
•Community Agency, MA
•Community Agency Counseling, MA
•Educational Leadership, MA
•Elementary Education, MA
•General Studies, AA
•General Studies, BA
•General Studies – Concentration in Early/Primary Education, BA
•Gifted Education, MA
•Master of Teaching (English 6-12, Mathematics 6-12, Music 6-12), MA
•Montessori Education, MA
•Paralegal Studies, BA
•Pastoral Counseling, MA
•Public Safety Administration, BS
•Public Safety Administration – Concentration in Criminal Justice, BS
•Public Safety Administration – Concentration in Emergency and Disaster Management, BS
•Public Safety Administration – Concentration in Fire Administration, BS
•Public Safety Administration – Emergency Medical Systems, BS
•School Counseling, MA
•Student Affairs, College Student Development, MA
•Systems Organization and Management, BS
•Systems Organization and Management – Concentration in Human Resources Management, BS

•General Studies
•Hotel and Restaurant Management
•Human Resource Management
•Interdisciplinary Studies
•Paralegal Studies

College of Virginia Beach
•Accelerated Nursing Program, BS
•Educational Leadership, MA
•Hotel and Restaurant Management, BS
•Nursing Program LPN to BS, BS
•Nursing Program RN to BS, BS
•Public Safety Administration, BS

•Elementary Education
•Food Service Manager
•Special Education Learning and Behavior Disorders
•Special Education Serious Emotional Disorders

Graduate College
•Applied Mathematics, MS
•Architecture, MR
•Biology, MS
•Chemistry, MS
•Communicative Science and Disorder, MA
•Computer Science, MS
•Counseling, EDS
•Counseling, MA
•Early Childhood / Psychology, MT
•Elementary Education, MA
•Elementary Education, MT
•Masters of Business Administration, MBA
•Medical Science, MS
•Music, MT
•Nursing, MS
•Nursing, PHD
•Prehealth Medical Sciences, MS
•Secondary School / English, MT
•Secondary School / History, MT
•Special Education, MA
•Special Education / Psychology / Learning B, MT

Liberal Arts
•Art, BA
•Criminal Justice, BS
•English, BA
•History, BA
•Music, BS
•Music Recording Technology, BS
•Political Science, BA
•Psychology, BA
•Sociology, BA
•Spanish, BA
•Theatre Art, BA

•Army ROTC, commissioning as Second Lieutenants
•Cinema Studies

School of Business
•Accounting, BS
•Business Administration, BS
•Business Administration, MBA
•Business Administration, PhD
•Economics, BS
•Entrepreneurship, BS
•Finance, BS
•Management, BS
•Marketing, BS

School of Engineering & Technology
•Aviation Computer Science, BS
•Aviation Electronic Systems, BS
•Aviation Management, BS
•Aviation Management - Administration, BS
•Aviation Management - Air Traffic Control, BS
•Chemical Engineering, BS
•Electrical Engineering, BS
•Flight Education, BS

School of Nursing
•LPN to BS, BS
•Nursing, BS
•RN to BS, BS

School of Pharmacy
•Pharmacy, PMD
•Pharmacy - First Professional, PMD

School of Science
•Biochemistry, BS
•Biology, BS
•Chemistry, BS
•Chemistry, MS
•Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry option, BS
•Communicative Science and Disorder, BA
•Computer Information Systems, BS
•Computer Science, BS
•Marine and Environmental Science, BS
•Mathematics, BS
•Naval Science, BS
•Physics, BS

Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications
•Broadcast Journalism, BA
•Print Journalism, BA
•Public Relations, BA

Sports & Extra Curricular Activities
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Dance, Fraternities, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Pep Band, Radio Station, Sororities, Student Newspaper, Television Station
College History
     The campus looking south across the harbor of Hampton Roads was founded on the grounds of "Little Scotland", a former plantation in Elizabeth City County not far from Fortress Monroe and the Grand Contraband Camp that gathered nearby. These facilities represented freedom to former slaves, who sought refuge with Union forces in the first year of the war.
     The American Missionary Association (AMA) responded in 1861 to the former slaves' need for education by hiring its first black teacher, Mary Smith Peake, who had secretly been teaching slaves and free blacks in the area despite the state's prohibition in law. She first taught for the AMA on September 17, 1861 and was said to gather her pupils under a large oak. After it was the site in 1863 of the first reading in the South of the Emancipation Proclamation, it was called the Emancipation Oak. The tree, a symbol of the university and the city, is part of the National Historic Landmark District at Hampton University.
     The Hampton Agricultural and Industrial School, later called the Hampton Institute, was founded in 1868 after the war by the biracial leadership of the AMA, who were chiefly Congregation and Presbyterian ministers. It was first led by former Union General Samuel Chapman Armstrong. Among the school's famous alumni is Dr. Booker T. Washington, who became an educator and later founded Tuskeegee Institute, another college supported by the AMA. The President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation was read to local freedmen under the same historic tree, which is still located on the campus today. It serves as a symbol for the modern city of Hampton.
     In 1878, Hampton established a formal education program for Native Americans. In 1875 at the end of the Indian Wars, the United States Army sent seventy-two warriors from the Cheyenne, Kiowa, Comanche and Caddo Nations, to imprisonment and exile in St. Augustine, Florida. Essentially they were considered hostages to persuade their peoples in the West to keep peace. Richard Henry Pratt supervised them at Fort Marion and began to arrange for their education in the English language and American culture. Numerous visitors to St. Augustine from the North became interested in their cases and volunteered as teachers. They also provided them with art supplies, and some of the works by the men are held by the Smithsonian Institution. At the end of the warriors' incarceration, Pratt convinced seventeen of the younger men to enroll at Hampton Institute for a fuller education.
     Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute became simply Hampton Institute in 1930. With the addition of departments and graduate programs, it was accredited as Hampton University in 1984.[4] Originally located in Elizabeth City County, it was long-located in the Town of Phoebus, incorporated in 1900. Phoebus and Elizabeth City County were consolidated with the neighboring City of Hampton to form a much larger independent city in 1952. The City of Hampton uses the Emancipation Oak on its official seal. From 1960 to 1970, noted diplomat and educator Jerome H. Holland was president of the Hampton Institute.
     The school is informally called simply "Hampton" or "HU" by many students, faculty and supporters. Hampton University and Howard University constantly claim the title, "The Real HU". Both schools enjoy the friendly rivalry.
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