August 18, 2022

Hampden-Sydney College receives high accolades in a number of categories in the new edition of the Princeton Review’s The Best 388 Colleges.

Hampden-Sydney, you've done it again. In the new edition of the Princeton Review’s The Best 388 Colleges, Hampden-Sydney College receives high accolades in a number of categories. The annual college guide focuses primarily on the student experience at colleges across the country, ranking institutions in categories related to student government engagement, career service quality, intramural sport involvement, and everything in between.  

Hampden-Sydney made the top 10 in the following categories:

No. 1 – Most Active Student Government

No. 1 – Most Politically Active Students

No. 5 – Best College Library

No. 8 – Lots of Greek Life

And it didn’t stop there. Hampden-Sydney made the top 25 in the following lists:

No. 11 – Best College Newspaper

No. 13 – Everyone Plays Intramural Sports

No. 14 – Best Career Services

No. 15 – Lots of Race/Class Interaction

No. 16 – Students Love Their School Teams

No. 24 – Happiest Students

No. 25 – Their Students Love These Colleges

Several of these categories are familiar territory for Hampden-Sydney, including “Happiest Students,” “Best College Library,” and “Most Active Student Government.” This year’s rankings also feature the College in several new categories, including “Lots of Greek Life,” “Best College Newspaper,” “Their Students Love These Colleges,” and “Best Career Services.”  

In addition to these latest rankings, the College continues to score highly in the Princeton Review's "Best Value Colleges" list, which was released in April and ranks H-SC at No. 3 among “Best Alumni Networks” and No. 6 among “Best Schools for Internships” for private colleges.

In addition to saluting the Rhetoric Program, Hampden-Sydney’s stellar faculty, and the quality of the classroom experience, the Princeton Review’s full H-SC profile—which quotes students directly—celebrates the unique nature of the College’s student body:

“The promise of brotherhood rings true at Hampden-Sydney, as ‘everyone watches out for you and there is always someone who is willing to help.’ This is ‘a very intellectually stimulating and unfiltered environment’ where ‘anyone can truly say any belief without fear of censorship, provided that the beliefs are extended in good faith.’ This ‘group of the most thoughtful young men’ all adhere to ‘an excellent Honor Code and Code of Conduct’ and come ‘from all over the nation with all different backgrounds and upbringings.’”

Read the full profile of Hampden-Sydney on the Princeton Review’s website.