At Hampton University, the number of new students increased by about 150 from last year.
HU welcomed 1,053 new students from all around the globe, which compares to 904, last year, according to recent news release. The new HU students hail from 33 U.S. states, Washington D.C. and countries including Italy, Russia, Colombia and Nigeria.
The top six states represented are Virginia, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina and California. Biology is the most popular major of entering students followed by psychology, nursing, business (5-year MBA program) and pharmacy.
“We are excited about the growth of our entering students,” said Dr. Barbara Inman, vice president of administrative services. “The swelling enrollment reflects the growth of our STEM disciplines, research initiatives and our commitment to providing the best higher education experience for our students.”
“In order to remain competitive and offer a value-added educational experience we continually assess the needs of our students, and have restructured the dissemination of scholarship money,” said Angela Boyd, dean of admission.