Hampton, Va. – Hampton University will roll out the “blue” carpet for approximately 1,000 new students from across the country and around the world August 21-22. The new HU students hail from 33 U.S. states, Washington D.C. and countries such as Italy, Russia, Colombia and Nigeria. The top six states represented are Virginia, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina and California. Biology is the most popular major of entering students followed by psychology, nursing, business (5-year MBA program) and pharmacy.

“Hampton University is proud to welcome another talented and diverse class of students,” said HU President Dr. William R. Harvey. “We are an internationally recognized institution of higher education and we are ready to prepare these students for a demanding global economy.”

2015082141737208Students will have an activity-filled orientation and will get acquainted with HU’s campus. They will meet with University administrators and Student Leaders and move into their assigned residence halls.

“Hampton University is pleased and excited to welcome our new students to their Home by the Sea,” said Angela Boyd, Dean of Admission. “New student enrollment has been comparatively stable in recent years, as the University has average undergraduate population of more than 4,000. We continue to stay true to our mission of providing a 14:1 student to teacher ratio to ensure an exceptional academic learning experience for our students.”


The 2015 entering class is eager to experience all HU has to offer.  Freshmen and transfer students alike will show their academic strength and make new friendships and lasting memories.

For more information regarding the Hampton University 2015 New Student Orientation contact the Office of Freshmen Studies at 757-727-5243.