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Hampton University

Hampton, Virginia


Hampton University

Private 4 Year

About Hampton University

Hampton University (also HU, or Home by the Sea) is a private historically black university located in Hampton, Virginia, United States. It was founded in 1868 by black and white leaders of the American Missionary Association after the American Civil War to provide education to freedmen. In 1878, it established a program for teaching Native Americans, which lasted until 1923.


Located in Hampton, Virginia.

100 E. Queen Street, Hampton, VA, 23668-0099, Hampton City

Hampton University Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2022 Best Colleges in America

#664 of 6828

2022 Best Colleges in Virginia

#21 of 158

2022 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

#11 of 113

Most Popular Majors

Out of 24 majors categories at Hampton University, the 5 most popular are listed below.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Hampton University within four or six years.

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 6 years

Notable Alumni