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Hampden-Sydney College - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Hampden-Sydney College

Hampden-Sydney College

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Hampden-Sydney College Description:

Founded in 1775, Hampden-Sydney College is the 10th oldest college in the United States. It is also one of the few all-male colleges in the country. Hampden-Sydney's attractive 1340-acre campus is located about 60 miles from Richmond, Virginia, and it features red-brick buildings in the Federal style. The college if affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, and its general education goals include moral, civic, and academic components. The college has an impressive 11 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,080 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 100% Male
  • 100% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $37,352
  • Books: $1,350 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,725
  • Other Expenses: $1,150
  • Total Cost: $51,577

Hampden-Sydney College Financial Aid (2012 - 13):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 66%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $21,413
    • Loans: $7,183

Scholarships for Hampden-Sydney (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Business, Economics, English, History, Political Science, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 78%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 13%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 60%
  1. 6-Year Graduation Rate: 62%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Hampden-Sydney College General Education Goals:

statement from http://www.hsc.edu/Academics/Education-Goals.html

"Since 1775 the mission of Hampden-Sydney College has been to form good men and good citizens in an atmosphere of sound learning. To fulfill this mission, the college holds high ideals in each of three areas: character, curriculum, and climate. The College expects its students to be gentlemen of good moral character and to be active and informed participants in the life of their communities. Through their work in classes, students realize that learning is fulfilling work, and fulfilling work draws on learning. In their years at the College, students develop ways of learning that will make their lives productive, as they refine their abilities to read and think critically, analytically, creatively, and independently; acquire an integrated education in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences; and pursue deeper studies in one or more major areas. Overall, the education students gain at Hampden-Sydney and the work they do here help prepare them to be responsible, productive citizens. The intellectual and moral climate at the College supports the development of graduates who are prepared for an active life informed both by theory and by structured, considered experience."

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