United States, Virginia

Hampton University was set up in 1868 in Hampton, Virginia, to provide schooling to former slaves in the early days of the American Civil War. Over the years, the school has grown into a thriving higher education institution. Today, it is committed to promoting learning as well as cultivating promising students for leadership and service positions. Hampton University is a progressive and dynamic higher education institution offering a wide range of liberal arts, engineering, education and human development, journalism, nursing, technical programs. The institution is one of the oldest black universities globally and a close-knit community of learners and educators, representing 49 states and 35 regions and countries.

Campus Life

The lush-green and spacious campus is bordered by water on three sides, giving Hampton an informal name "Home by the Sea." The campus extends along both sides of the Virginia Peninsula near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Students will find plenty of things to do and places to visit on and off campus to entertain, be active and enhance their abilities. Whether it's exercising in the student center or participating in the annual "Black History Festival", HU's leisure time is as meaningful as learning. Besides, with a voguish combination of 24 modern and historic dormitories, the living environment is comfortable and fulfilling. A variety of services are offered to help students make progress in their college careers. These services include comprehensive academic support such as learning skills training as well as tutoring with consulting services and conflict resolution.

Noted Alumni

The university proudly raves about its famous former sophomores who belong to almost all the realms of life. They have earned dignity as well as respect for their work across the world! Some of them are St. Clair Drake who is an anthropologist and sociologist, President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Freeman A. Hrabowski III and founder of Tuskegee University in Alabama Booker T. Washington, writer and activist Beverly Gooden, sports journalist A. S. (Doc) Young and many such eminent personalities are associated with the university.