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Hampden-Sydney requires that students take either the SAT I or ACT with the writing sections.
The Admissions Office seeks candidates who have demonstrated aptitude in the classroom through a series of rigorous classes. Young men who have excelled outside their studies also present attractive qualities to Admissions Officers. Hampden-Sydney counts among its student body Eagle Scouts (over 10% of the student body), athletes (over 25% were captains of a varsity team in high school), entrepreneurs, dedicated volunteers, presidents of the student body, club or organization (over 10% of the freshman class).
The middle 50% of incoming students have the following profile:
The Admissions Office encourages prospective students to visit the College and speak with an Admissions Counselor. Interviews give prospective students a distinctive opportunity to convey their personalities and the qualities which are difficult to express through an application.
The College hosts several open houses, but prospective students and their families are welcome to visit any time. Ensure first class treatment by scheduling a tour and reserving an appointment with an Admissions Counselor.
The College grants credit to students who score a four or five on many of the currently available AP Exams. Students receive no credit for only taking an AP course regardless of their performance. The tests eligible for credit at Hampden-Sydney can be found here.
A student who achieves a score of six or seven on an International Baccalaureate Examination will receive three to six hours of academic credit and/or exemption from the corresponding core requirements. A student who chooses to take a course for which he already received IB credits will not receive additional credits at Hampden-Sydney.
That sounds like a lot of hunting and fishing. Does that mean I can keep my rifle in my room?
Handguns are prohibited on campus. Rifles and other hunting weapons are not permitted in students' rooms or vehicles; they are required to be stored in the campus gun locker. The gun locker is located in the Campus Security Office, and is open only to students who have a weapon stored there. The convenient location of the gun locker makes it easy to access even for the earliest morning hunts.