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Hampden-Sydney College

Hampden-Sydney, VA

At A Glance

Main Address

College Road

Hampden Sydney, VA 23943

www.hsc.edu

Admission Office

PO Box 667

Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943

(434) 223-6120

Fax : (434) 223-6346

hsapp@hsc.edu

Contact : Jeffrey Norris

Vice President for Enrollment

Type of School

Small

Private

liberal arts college

4-year school

All Men

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

Presbyterian Church (USA)

College Board Code: 5291

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : March 1

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 68.0%

Total undergraduates : 993

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 228

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 76.0%

Average financial aid package : $34,796.00

In-State Tuition : $48,110.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $48,110.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Setting

Small Town (2,500-10k)

Rural

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: Mar 1

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : Apr 15

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1

Housing deposit due : --

Early Decision And Action

Early action application due : Jan 15

College will notify student of early action admission by : Feb 15

Early decision application due : Nov 1

College will notify student of early decision by : Dec 1

Other early decision deadline : --

College will notify student of other early decision by : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Mar 1

SAT subject score report due : Mar 1

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : May 1

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Feb 1

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : May 1

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : Jul 1

College will notify student of transfer decision by : Jul 31

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : Jul 1

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 9 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 68.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 79.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Social Sciences : 30.0%
Business/Marketing : 25.0%
Biology : 13.0%
History : 11.0%
English : 5.0%
Psychology : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology B
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Business/Managerial Economics B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B

Engineering
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics B

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature B
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General B
French Language and Literature B
German Language and Literature B
Latin Language and Literature B
Spanish Language and Literature B

History
History, General B

Mathematics & Statistics
Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Mathematics and Computer Science B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Physics, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B

Social Sciences
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics B
Economics, General B
International Relations and Affairs B
Political Science and Government, General B

Visual & Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Fine/Studio Arts, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Cross-Registration

Double Major

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Cooperative Education

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Off-Campus Study Options

Semester At Sea

Study Abroad

Washington Semester

Computer Services

200 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Computer repair service available on campus

Wireless network available

Where Graduates Go

Within one year of receiving their bachelor’s degree:

Law : 2.0%

Business : 2.0%

Medical : 2.0%

Other : 5.0%

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Unique Facilities : Office of high adventure, high adventure course, athlete hall of fame museum, center for leadership, men's studies center, energy research lab

Geographic Location : 60 miles from Richmond; 56 miles from Lynchburg; 65 miles friom Charlottesville.

Small Town

Rural

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 993

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 228

Degree-seeking undergrads : 993

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

All students average age : 20

Full time students average age : 20

In state students : 70.0%

Out of state students : 30.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 3.0%

Black African American : 5.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 5.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 1.0%

White : 85.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : All entering freshman participate in a presentation and discussion regarding the college's Honor Code.

33.0% Men who Join Fraternities

Student Newspaper : The Tiger

Student Newspaper URL : www.hsc.edu/the-tiger-archive

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 98.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 95.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Married Students

Apartments For Single Students

Men's Housing

Special Housing For International Students

Theme Housing

Fraternity/Sorority Housing

Additional Housing Options

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Tigers

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Club

Intercollegiate

Intramural

NCAA Division III

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Minority students services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Veteran's counselor

Economically disadvantaged students services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Reduced course load

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

N

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

N

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

N

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Archery

Men's Club

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division III

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Fencing

Men's Club

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Judo

Men's Club

Lacrosse

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Men's NCAA Division III

Racquetball

Men's Intramural

Men's Club

Rowing (Crew)

Men's Club

Rugby

Men's Intramural

Men's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Men's Club

Men's NCAA Division III

Softball

Men's Intramural

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Men's NCAA Division III

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Club

Volleyball

Men's Intramural

Men's Club

Water Polo

Men's Club

Weightlifting

Men's Club

Wrestling

Men's Club

Men's NCAA Division III

Other Sports : skeet shooting, bicycling, fly fishing


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $30.00

Application fee notes: Paper application (no fee for online application)

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 3,056

Admitted : 1,755

Enrolled : 228

Somewhat selective 57.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : 147

Admitted early admission : 53

Applied early action : 2,345

Admitted early action : 1,428

Plan Available for early admission : Early action - not restrictive, Early decision



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Recommendations

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Class Rank

Extracurricular Activities

Considered

Alumni Relation

First generation college student

Interview

Level of Applicant's Interest

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Recommended: SAT Reasoning Test and Subject Tests; or ACT

Recommended: SAT Subject Tests

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Letter of recommendation from person other than parent

Other Test Policies

SAT Subject Test in Math Level 1 recommended.

A note from the college

High school academic record, recommendations, test scores, extracurricular activities, essay most important.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 7.0%

Top Quarter : 24.0%

Top Half : 53.0%

Bottom Half : 47.0%

Bottom Quarter : 11.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 14.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 19.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 7.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 17.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 4.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 7.0%

600 - 699 : 36.0%

500 - 599 : 42.0%

400 - 499 : 15.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 8.0%

600 - 699 : 30.0%

500 - 599 : 46.0%

400 - 499 : 16.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 13.0%

24 - 29 : 38.0%

18 - 23 : 41.0%

12 - 17 : 8.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 5.0%

24 - 29 : 39.0%

18 - 23 : 33.0%

12 - 17 : 23.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 10.0%

24 - 29 : 41.0%

18 - 23 : 31.0%

12 - 17 : 16.0%

6 - 11 : 2.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: A student who receives a 4 or 5 on the AP exam will receive up to 8 hours of academic credit and exemption from corresponding core requirements, which are determined by the appropriate department.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

History

1

0

English

4

0

Math

3

4

Science

2

3

Science Lab

1

0

Social Studies

1

0

Foreign Language

2

3

Academic Electives

3

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 89.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 30.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

520 - 650

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

540 - 670

ACT Composite

20 - 27


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

4

3

Visual Arts 220

All

Art History

4

6

Visual Arts 201/202

All

Biology

4

4

Biology 110/151

All

Calculus AB

4

4

Mathematics 141

All

Calculus BC

4

8

Mathematics 141/142

All

Chemistry

4

4

CHEM110/151

All

Chinese Language and Culture

4

6

Chinese 201/202

All

Comparative Government and Politics

4

3

Government and Foreign Affairs 140

All

Computer Science A

4

4

Comp. Science 261

All

Computer Science Principles

4

3

Comp. Science 161

All

Drawing

4

3

Visual Arts 221

All

English Language and Composition

4

3

Rhetoric 101

All

English Literature and Composition

4

3

--

All

Environmental Science

4

3

Biology 108

All

European History

4

6

History 101/102

All

French Language and Culture

4

6

French 201/202

All

German Language and Culture

4

6

German 201/202

All

Human Geography

4

3

--

All

Italian Language and Culture

4

6

--

All

Japanese Language and Culture

4

6

--

All

Latin

4

6

Latin 201/202

All

Macroeconomics

4

3

--

All

Microeconomics

4

3

Economics 101

All

Music Theory

4

6

Music 221/321

All

Physics 1

4

3

--

All

Physics 2

4

3

--

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

4

4

Physics 132/152

All

Physics C: Mechanics

4

4

Physics 131/151

All

Psychology

4

3

Psychology 101

All

Spanish Language and Culture

4

6

Spanish 201/202

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

4

6

Spanish 201/202

All

Statistics

4

4

Math 121

All

United States Government and Politics

4

3

Government and Foreign Affairs 101

All

United States History

4

6

History 111/112

All

World History: Modern

4

6

--

All

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 83.0%

% of loans / jobs : 17.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 78.0%

% Judged to have need : 86.0%

% that were offered aid : 86.0%

% that had need fully met : 26.0%

% of need met : 76.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $34,796.00

Avg non need-based aid : $22,764.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $32,315.00

Avg need-based loan : $2,841.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $41,316.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Feb 1

Regular Financial Aid Deadline : May 1

Respond By Date : May 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Zita Barree

Financial aid office phone : (434) 223-6119

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Scholarship Opportunities

Allan Scholarship: $30,000 annually. Venable Scholarship: $25,000 annually. Patrick Henry Scholarship: $20,000 annually. Achievement Awards: range from $5,000-$15,000 annually.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

ROTC

State/District Residency

Work Study Programs

Nights

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

External finance company

Installment payment

ROTC Programs

ROTC, Army : Offered at a cooperating institution

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$48,110.00

$48,110.00

$48,110.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$48,110.00

$48,110.00

$48,110.00

Room and board:

$13,876.00

$13,060.00

$1,914.00

Books and supplies:

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,810.00

$1,810.00

$1,810.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$65,796.00

$64,980.00

$53,834.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$65,796.00

$64,980.00

$53,834.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 3

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2.5

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 60

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 60

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 60

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Standardized Test Scores

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Admission Requirements (Recommended)

Interview

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 30

Transfers admitted percentage: 43.0%

Transfers admitted: 13

Transfers enrolled percentage: 26.0%

Transfers enrolled: 8

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 20.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 80.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Transfers accepted as

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Special Requirements

Minimum 2.5 GPA in solid liberal arts courses and recommendations from college adviser and teacher required.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $30.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $48,110.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $13,876.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $13,060.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: --

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $101,500.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 3

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 100

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

International Student Adviser