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Hampton University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA Faculty AccessibilityB+
Useful SchoolworkA Excess CompetitionA
Academic SuccessA Creativity/ InnovationB+
Individual ValueA University Resource UseC
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB FriendlinessB+
Campus MaintenanceC Social LifeC
Surrounding CityD- Extra CurricularsC
SafetyA
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

Female
Quite Bright
Lowest Rating
Surrounding City
D-
Highest Rating
Educational Quality
A
She cares more about Surrounding City than the average student.
Date: Apr 06 2013
Major: Biology (This Major's Salary over time)
Now don't get me wrong, I love my HIU. Academic departments work hard to provide opportunities to their students and the faculty/administration really do try to make you feel at home.

But the students are an entirely different matter. I have never seen such snotty, self-absorbed, spoiled, stuck-up kids in my life! They seem to put more effort into their appearance and being "cool" than they do their schoolwork. Most students are what you would call "bougie", being from a fairly well-off (by black standards) family, but most don't have REAL money. They're commoners that have just enough money to buy Michael Kors and a 22 inch Brazilian weave, and think that makes them the "Bomb.com". They will put on what they think is dressing up to the 9's just to go to class, but little do they know that their exact same outfit can be seen on a manequin at Forever 21. The people here are almost all complete carbon copies of one another. Almost every girl wears leggings, a jean jacket, Ugg boots, and some type of designer purse, and if you do not wear this you will be viewed as some type of weirdo outsider. They all use the same slang, listen to the same music, and wear the same clothes, even though they will insist that "they just doin them" and that "they on they own swag." Every Friday there is a small party in the student center with a DJ that plays the same old hip-hop songs every week, where the most superficial of them all will dress to the 9's and show off their clothes. The Greeks will "stroll" (watered-down stepping) and everyone will just stand around as if they don't have anything better to do. Different organizations will host on-campus parties in the gym on Saturdays, and at these parties the predominant dance is "twerking", which is grinding on overdrive. I mean these are moves you should save for the bedroom. The music contains awful lyrics yet people will dance to it regardless. Yet these are the same people that are so quick to call someone "ratchet" (meaning ghetto) because they're having a bad hairday.

People are pretty cliquey, but if you're like them, you can hang out with any of them. If you're a little bit different in any way, like if you don't like hip-hop or you're not that into drinking and partying, I would NOT recommend coming here at all, because that is pretty much the social scene.

Hampton, Virginia is a pretty small city wih not much of a nightlife. Most cubs and bars are in Norfolk, across the bridge. Overall, Hampton University is a good school, but the social life sucks.

 
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questionCan you please describe your academic experience at Hampton? I will be a biology major in the fall myself and I am considering Hampton as my college choice.
commentCommoners? Really? Your post was absolutely ridiculous!
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