One of the most notable early students at the university was Booker T. He went on to found the famous Tuskegee Institute in Alabama in 1881 based on the same principles learned at Hampton.
Hampton is one of the top historically black colleges and universities in the world.
The university’s students represent nearly all 50 states, and dozens of territories and nations.
With an enrollment of approximately 5000 students, the university boasts a low student to faculty ratio.
Founded on April 1, 1868 as the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, the school is now Hampton University.
As of September 2017, the private school hosts 4,619 students.
Applications for admission into Hampton’s undergraduate programs can be initiated by paper application or online.
All applications require prospective students to submit an application fee along with their standardized test scores, official transcripts, letters of recommendation, and an essay covering one of three different topics.
Both the Army and Navy title in several sports, including men’s and women’s basketball, track and field, and tennis.
In 2001, the Hampton Pirates men’s basketball team won an impressive upset over Iowa State, becoming only the fourth 15th-seeded team to defeat a 2nd-seeded team in Hampton’ motto is “The Standard of Excellence, An Education for Life.” In support of that motto, students at Hampton are held to very high standards of conduct.