About Hampton University
Other universities simply teach history.
Hampton University puts you right in the middle of it. Because, as you’ll soon discover, you’re not just a part of Hampton University, Hampton University is a part of you.
While our roots reach deep into the history of this nation and the African-American experience, our sights — like yours — are set squarely on the horizons of the global community of the 21st century.
Rich in history, steeped in tradition, Hampton University is a dynamic, progressive institution of higher education, providing a broad range of technical, liberal arts, and graduate degree programs. In addition to being one of the top historically black universities in the world, Hampton University is a tightly-knit community of learners and educators, representing 49 states and 35 territories and nations.
Hampton University is nestled along the banks of the Virginia Peninsula, near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. The surrounding city of Hampton features a wide array of business and industrial enterprises, retail and residential areas, historical sites, and miles of waterfront and beaches. Attractions such as Fort Monroe, NASA Langley Research Center and the Virginia Air and Space Center add to the splendor — and just plain fun — of the HU campus.