Hampton University will suspend the standardized testing requirement (SAT and ACT) for students applying for the 2021-2022 academic year. This policy applies to all new first-time application cycles, including Early Action and Regular Decision.
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 values.
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 possible
Test Optional Admission Policy
Students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 Unweighted or rank in the top 10 percent of their class, have the option to choose whether or not to submit standardized test scores (SAT or ACT).
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 test scores.
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 Evidence Based Reading/Writing 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 for admission consideration the following:
- The signed and completed application form for admission;
- Application fee of $50.00 (non-refundable). Only cashier’s check or money order accepted;
- OFFICIAL high school transcript;
- Standardized test scores– unless applying using the Test Optional Policy (Reference above);
- One letter of recommendation from your high school guidance counselor or a high school teacher.
- ESSAY (REQUIRED) 500 minimum word count. Character matters at Hampton University. Describe what exhibiting good character means to you and provide specific examples of your demonstrated behavior in this regard.