Hampden-Sydney believes the world needs good men and good citizens, and has been forming them since 1775. Scholars, leaders, athletes, creators, and outdoorsmen alike thrive in our highly personal educational experience that emphasizes both intellectual growth and character development. Students benefit from small classes, the mentorship of top-notch professors, research opportunities that rival what large universities offer, and a renowned Rhetoric Program that develops first-rate communication skills. Our legendary brotherhood – ranked the nation’s No. 2 Best Alumni Network by the Princeton Review – illustrates the lifelong bonds students develop on our scenic 1,300-acre campus. The Wall Street Journal has named H-SC one of the Top-10 Schools for Career Preparation, demonstrating the long-term value of a Hampden-Sydney education.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines

First-year

If you have graduated from high school and have taken any college-level courses since graduating, you will need to apply as a transfer student. Otherwise, you will want to apply as a first-year student.

Transfer

If you have graduated from high school and have taken any college-level courses since graduating, you will need to apply as a transfer student. Otherwise, you will want to apply as a first-year student.

Additional Information

The financial return on investing in an education begins with your first job. Fortunately, Hampden-Sydney men begin their careers earning more than graduates from other schools. But in the meantime, our Financial Aid Office is here to help you make your education more affordable.

Visit us

A tour and interview will allow you to meet one-on-one with an admissions officer and tour our 1300-acre campus with a current student. If you wish to attend an academic class, we can help arrange that for you as well. If you are a high school senior and want a more in-depth Hampden-Sydney experience, an overnight visit with a current student will give you great insight into life on the Hill.

“Try to tell me that my government degree from Hampden-Sydney is ‘impractical’ and I’ll show you my stadium.”

Mac Freeman, Chief Commercial Officer, Denver Broncos, 1989
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location
Address

PO Box 667
Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943, United States of America

Phone number

(800) 755-0733

Region

South

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