The Office of Admission welcomes applications for first-year and transfer
admission. The University seeks students destined to become future leaders in their
chosen professions, whether in the arts, business, education, engineering, health,
journalism, law, medicine or the sciences. In addition, the University welcomes students
who believe in honesty, integrity, respect for self and others, take responsibility for
their actions and are seeking opportunities to enhance the development of their
character. In reviewing applications for the right fit, the University takes a holistic
approach focusing on overall academic achievement, characteristics that demonstrate
leadership potential and personal qualities indicative of the highest ethical
High School students must complete at least four units of English, three units
of college-preparatory mathematics, two units of foreign language, two units of social
science, and two units in the natural sciences. The University recommends that
candidates take the most rigorous academic program available in their schools, including
at least five academic courses each year and AP, IB, and honors courses whenever
Test Optional Admission Policy
Students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 or rank in the top 10 percent of their
class, have the option to choose whether or not to submit standardized test scores (SAT
Applicants choosing not to submit standardized test scores are strongly
encouraged to submit at least one recommendation from a teacher in a core subject area.
Home-schooled applicants, students attending schools outside the United States, and
students wishing to be considered for merit based scholarships must submit standardized
If you submit both the ACT and SAT, the University uses the most favorable
score. Your SAT is based on a mix and match of your highest Critical Reading and Math
scores. Your ACT score is based on your highest composite.
How to Apply
Students interested in attending Hampton University can apply online. All
students must submit the following items for admission consideration:
- The signed and completed
form for admission
- Application fee of $35.00 (non-refundable). Only cashier’s check or money order accepted.
- A copy of your social security card (for Federal Financial Aid verification).
- OFFICIAL high school transcript.
- Submit two letters of recommendation with at least one from your high school guidance counselor or a
high school teacher; and one from an individual who can address your character.
- An essay of approximately 250-500 words is required on either of the following topics:
- Describe a personal moral or ethical dilemma and how it impacted your life or
- How Should Today’s Youth Combat Negative Moral Issues?