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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

-BS Business Administration
-MBA Business Administration
-PhD Business Administration
-BS Economics
-BS Entrepreneurship
-BS Finance
-BS Management
-BS Marketing

Engineering & Technology
-Architecture -BS Aviation Management,
-BS Aviation Management - Administration,
-BS Aviation Management - Air Traffic Control,
-BS Chemical Engineering,
-BS Computer Engineering,
-BS Electrical Engineering,
-BS Flight Education,

Journalism & Communications
-BA Journalism,
-BA Strategic Communications,

Liberal Arts & Education
-MA Community Agency Counseling,
-PhD Counselor Education
-BA Interdisciplinary Studies
-MA Pastoral Counseling,
-MA School Counseling
-MA Student Affairs, College Student Development,
-BS Criminal Justice,
-MA Community Agency,
-MA Community Agency Counseling,
-MA Educational Leadership,
-PhD Educational Management,
-MA Elementary Education,
-MA Master of Teaching (English 6-12, Mathematics -Secondary- 6-12, Music 6-12),
-MA Pastoral Counseling,
-MA School Counseling,
-MA Student Affairs, College Student Development,
-BA English,
-Aquatics Concentration
-BS Kinesiology,
-BS Recreation & Tourism Management,
-MA Sport Administration - coming soon,
-BS Sports Management,
-BA History,
-BA International Studies,
-BA Liberal Studies,
-BS Audio Production,
-BA/MT Music Education Pre-Certification,
-BA Music Performance Emphasis,
-BSMusic Recording Technology
-BA Political Science,
-Marriage and Family Concentration
-BA Psychology,
-MS Psychology
-BA Sociology,
-BA Technical Theatre,
-BA Theatre Arts,
-BA Performance,

-BS of LPN to BS,
-BS Nursing,
-BS in RN to BS,

-PMD Pharmacy,
-PMD Pharmacy - First Professional,

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

College of Virginia Beach
-BS Accelerated Nursing Program,
-MA Educational Leadership,
-BS Hotel and Resort Management,
-BS Nursing Program LPN to BS,
-BS Nursing Program RN to BS,

Graduate College
-MS Computational Mathematics,
-MS Nonlinear Science,
-MS Statistics and Probability,
-MR Architecture,
-MS Atmospheric Science,
-PHD Atmospheric Science,
-MS Biology,
-MS Biology - Environmental Science,
-MT Biology 6-12,
-MBA Business Administration,
-PhD Business Administration (Hybrid Residential and Online),
-MS Chemistry,
-MA Communicative Sciences and Disorders,
-MS Computer Science,
-MA Addictions,
-MA General (Online or Residential),
-MA Pastoral,
-MA School,
-MA Student Affairs,
-PHD Counselor Education and Supervision (Online),
-MA Educational Leadership,
-PHD Educational Management (Online),
-MS Information Assurance (Online),
-MS Medical Science,
-MS Nursing,
-PHD Nursing (Family) *Distance Learning Option (Online),
-MS Administration (Advanced Adult, Community Health, Psychiatric),
-MS Education (Advanced Adult, Community Health, Psychiatric),
-MS Practitioner (Family/Practitioner) *Distance Learning Option,
-DPT Physical Therapy,
-MS Medical,
-MS Nuclear,
-MS Optical,
-MS Plasma,
-PHD Medical,
-PHD Nuclear,
-PHD Optical,
-PHD Plasma,
-MS Planetary Science,
-PHD Planetary Science,
-M.Div Executive Ministry,
-M.Div Pastoral Leadership,
-MA Theological Studies,
-MA Worship Studies,
-MS Intercollegiate Sport,
-MS International Sport,
-MS Organizational Behavior and Sport Business Leadership,
-MT Teaching - Biology 6-12,
-MT Teaching - English 6-12,
-MT Teaching - Math 6-12,
-MT Teaching - Music PK-12,

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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