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Hampton University, Hampton
(4.3/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web)
Hampton University is a private historically black university located in Hampton, Virginia, United States. It was founded in 1868 by black and white leaders of the American Missionary Association after the American Civil War to provide education to freedmen. In 1878 it established a program for teaching Native Americans, which lasted until 1923.HistoryThe campus looking south across the harbor of Hampton Roads was founded on the grounds of "Little Scotland", a former plantation in Elizabeth City County not far from Fortress Monroe and the Grand Contraband Camp that gathered nearby. These facilities represented freedom to former slaves, who sought refuge with Union forces during the first year of the war.The American Missionary Association (AMA) responded in 1861 to the former slaves' need for education by hiring its first mulatto teacher, Mary Smith Peake, who had secretly been teaching slaves and free blacks in the area despite the state's prohibition in law. She first taught for the AMA on September 17, 1861 and was said to gather her pupils under a large oak. After the tree was the site in 1863 of the first reading in the former Confederate states of the Emancipation Proclamation, it was called the Emancipation Oak. The tree, now a symbol of the university and of the city, is part of the National Historic Landmark District at Hampton University.
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  • Open house very crowded but the marching band and recruitment team were excellent! Impressed with academics and character requirements 
  • they make a lot of this place but its really not worth the time its a college nothing special and nothing of any real interest to see 
  • The museum on campus has a number of great treasures in its possession. It was nice to see some of Jacobs Lawrence's early work. 
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  • I will try and be nice as possible writing this review, although this situation has permanently damaged me. The Counseling Department School of Education in the Graduate sector at HU all the way up to the Vice President of HU are as follows. Betrayal, unprofessional, libel, slander, dishonest, unethical, illegal, criminals, who sticks together, turn students against one another, hostile towards certain students who doesn't wash their feet. You all will hear my story on the news within a year from now unless they settle. If I was aware of who the staff were in this department, I would not have wasted my time at this school. I did report all findings and was ignored and nothing was done all the way up the grievance ladder till this day. People think God is a game for he will have the last say and will fix my pain and suffering that resulted from this situation. To be precise, this department to include 90% of its staff are operating unethically. To be continued on my YouTube blogs, or in reply to anyone who respectfully email me if interested in further details. I will not recommend this school to my worst enemy.
  • I was very disappointed while watching the homecoming parade last weekend. The crowd should not have to ask the young men and ladies to get off of their cell phones while riding on the floats. If someone takes the time to come and support the school the least you could do is wave while on the floats. The people that didn't attend Hampton University seemed to be more caring than the ones that go the Hampton. Get it together people.
  • I just want to say that if it is a bad school why go to it I mean if you dont like it please just go to them about it. It take more to know .They need to know what is the problem and fix it. Stand up for what you believe in and do something about it.
  • Make u feel like your home
  • It's a very good college you should try to apply