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What are Hampton University's GPA requirements for admission?

Stressing out a bit because Hampton is my dream school, but I'm not sure if my GPA is competitive. What’s the typical GPA requirement for Hampton University, and do they have a holistic admissions process?

7 months ago

First off, I completely understand how nerve-wracking the application process can be, especially when you have your heart set on a school like Hampton University. Generally, Hampton doesn't specify a strict 'minimum' GPA, as they review each application in a holistic manner.

However, having a GPA of 3.3 or higher can make you a competitive applicant, aligning with the average GPA of admitted students in past years. It's important to note that while GPA is a significant factor, Hampton does consider other aspects of your application such as your personal essay, letters of recommendation, extracurricular activities, and standardized test scores. Being exceptionally strong in one of these areas can help compensate for a slightly lower GPA, but if you are way below a 3.3, unfortunately you're probably unlikely to be accepted regardless of what else is in your application.

If, however, you have faced extenuating personal circumstances, like a severe illness, which had a negative impact on your GPA, you should explain that to admissions officers in the "Additional Information" section of the Common App. Colleges understand that life happens to all of us sometimes, and they want to understand the full context behind your GPA. If you're curious about how to explain what happened, CollegeVine has some advice for you: https://blog.collegevine.com/how-to-explain-exceptional-personal-circumstances-on-applications.

Make sure to put forward your best self in all parts of your application. Also, for an extra boost, consider applying early, as this often leaves a good impression by showing your commitment to the school, and thus can increase your chances of admission. If you stay positive and put in your best effort, your dedication will shine through in your application!

7 months ago

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