Setting: Medium four-year, highly residential
In-state Tuition: $18,618.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $18,618.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 10:1
SAT / ACT / GPA: 1015 / 21 / 3.2
Male/Female Ratio: 35:65
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: N/A
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 29%
Hampton University is a private institution that was founded in 1868. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,851, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 314 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $20,724 (2013-14).
The mission of the Center for Public Policy is to: ï¿½ generate objective ideas, strategies and statistical data for current public policy issues ï¿½ address concerns of the American people and analyze appropriate methods to foster solutions, and, ï¿½ promote and inform effective responses and alternatives to important political, administrative and social problems that affect the quality of life in Virginia, the United States, and the world. The CPP uses the tools of empirical social science to understand and address public policy issues, while developing strategies as a means of engaging in meaningful dialogue on public policy issues. Social media is another tool utilized at the CPP to address and contribute to the global marketplace of ideas. Students at Hampton University contribute to the mission in a variety of ways. From collecting data to co-authoring reports and articles to polling, students are a part of the research and agenda setting process at the Center for Public Policy. We are moving forward and bridging the gap between theory and practical solutions at the Hampton University Center for Public Policyï¿½ Where Policy Matters.
The campus looking south across the harbor of Hampton Roads was founded on the grounds of "Little Scotland", a former plantation in Elizabeth City County not far from Fortress Monroe and the Grand Contraband Camp that gathered nearby. These facilities represented freedom to former slaves, who sought refuge with Union forces in the first year of the war. The American Missionary Association (AMA) responded in 1861 to the former slaves' need for education by hiring its first mulatto teacher, Mary Smith Peake, who had secretly been teaching slaves and free blacks in the area despite the state's prohibition in law. She first taught for the AMA on September 17, 1861 and was said to gather her pupils under a large oak. After the tree was the site in 1863 of the first reading in the South of the Emancipation Proclamation, it was called the Emancipation Oak. The tree, now a symbol of the university and of the city, is part of the National Historic Landmark District at Hampton University. The Hampton Agricultural and Industrial School, later called the Hampton Institute, was founded in 1868 after the war by the biracial leadership of the AMA, who were chiefly Congregational and Presbyterian ministers. It was first led by former Union General Samuel Chapman Armstrong. Among the school's famous alumni is Dr. Booker T. Washington, who became an educator and later founded Tuskegee Institute, another college supported by the AMA. President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation was read to local freedmen under the historic tree, which is still located on the campus today. It serves as a symbol for the modern city of Hampton.
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