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Hampden-Sydney College is a private institution that was founded in 1775. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,080, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 1,340 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Hampden-Sydney College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 97. Its tuition and fees are $37,352 (2013-14).
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The spirit of Hampden-Sydney lies in its sense of community and its preservation of tradition. HSC is all about seeking "to form good men and good citizens in an atmosphere of sound learning". Honor and civility inform the life of the College. Challenged by the curriculum and guided by the professors, students can get help when they need it because classes are small. The greatest advantage of small-college life is that everyone can be involved. Athletics, debating, publications, fraternity life -- all are part of the education process. Many students enjoy the outdoors: hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking. Public service, leadership, and volunteerism are developed through opportunities to participate in the HSC Volunteer Fire Department, The Wilson Center for Leadership, community service projects with the local community, and "Beyond the Hill" community service trips to Belize, Honduras, and other service oriented trips abroad.
|School type||private, men's college|
When applying to Hampden-Sydney College, it's important to note the application deadline is March 1, and the early action deadline and the early decision deadline are January 15 and November 15, respectively. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due March 1. The application fee at Hampden-Sydney College is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 55.6 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||55.6%|
|Application deadline||March 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||March 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Hampden-Sydney College is 11:1, and the school has 72.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Hampden-Sydney College include: Economics, General; History, General; Business/Managerial Economics; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; and Psychology, Other. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 78.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||63%|
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Hampden-Sydney College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,080, with a gender distribution of 99.9 percent male students and 0.1 percent female students. At this school, 95 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 5 percent of students live off campus. Hampden-Sydney College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Hampden-Sydney College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health service. Hampden-Sydney College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, and lighted pathways/sidewalks. Of the students at Hampden-Sydney College, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Hampden-Sydney College.
|Students who have cars on campus||90%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
Paying for School
At Hampden-Sydney College, 60.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $23,649.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$37,352 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$11,726 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data