United States: Virginia
Hampton University, a dynamic, progressive institution of higher education, is a privately-endowed, non-profit, non-sectarian, co-educational, historically black university. It is located in southeastern Virginia and boasts one of the loveliest campuses in the nation, with a picturesque waterfront and historic buildings and landmarks. The University was founded in 1868 by General Samuel Chapman Armstrong as Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, designed to educate the newly-emancipated African Americans, and has grown into a comprehensive University offering a broad range of technical, liberal arts, pre-professional, professional and graduate degree programs. Hampton University is among the leaders in higher education, and has consistently placed among the elite in numerous national polls and rankings, including those for U.S. News and World Report, Black Enterprise and Black Issues in Higher Education magazines.