December 19, 2014
Hampden-Sydney is and will be a college for men.
By November 21, 2014, the College had received the most freshman applications, to date, in history. Up 9% from last year.
Hampden-Sydney's graduation rate is 11% higher than the national average for men in all colleges and universities.
Retention* from 2013 to 2014 was 83.5%, the highest in 24 years.
*the percentage of freshmen who return for their sophomore year
Exceeding the goal, 322 freshmen enrolled in August. They are on a par with previous classes of several decades in SAT scores and high school GPAs. The 2014-15 opening enrollment was 1105, the fourth highest in our history.
79 student-athletes, 27% of those eligible, were on the 2013-14 All Old Dominion Athletic Conference Academic Squad.
40% of students are members of Greek-letter fraternities, up from 28% a few years ago. Fraternity men maintain a GPA higher than the all men's average.
The College's endowment on June 30, 2014, was $151 million, an all-time high.
33% of Hampden-Sydney's 9400 alumni contributed in 2013-14, up from 28% in 2009-10. Total fundraising for 2014 was $10,333,279.
$1.7 million was raised for the renovation of all classrooms which will be completed in 2015. The College has received $6.6 million toward a new student center, an $11 million project. This includes the largest single gift in the College's history. We have received $1.45 million, including a recent gift of $300,000 from the Mary Morton Parsons Foundations, toward the renovation of Winston Hall to substantially upgrade fine arts facilities, a $4 million project.