Hampton University, nestled in Hampton, Virginia, has a rich history that dates back to its founding in 1868. Originally established to educate freedmen and Native Americans, it has grown into a prestigious institution known for its academic rigor and commitment to excellence. The university's motto, "The Standard of Excellence, An Education for Life," reflects its enduring dedication to empowering students through comprehensive education.
Today, Hampton University is a distinguished private, historically black university that caters to over 3,000 students. It offers a broad spectrum of degree programs, including Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees, along with Post-master's certificates. The university is renowned for its strong programs in Biology/Biological Sciences, General Psychology, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Business Administration and Management, and Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
In the realm of athletics, Hampton University's teams, known as the Pirates and Lady Pirates, compete in NCAA Division I, specifically in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and the Coastal Athletic Association (CAA). The university's colors, white and reflex blue, symbolize its spirit and tradition. Hampton University continues to uphold its legacy of excellence, shaping leaders and innovators who make significant contributions to society.
NCAA Division I - Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and Coastal Athletic Association (CAA).
Team Name: Pirates and Lady Pirates