School Spotlight: Hampden-Sydney College

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: Hampden-Sydney College
Hampden Sydney, VA

So we’ve all heard about women’s colleges, but what about colleges that cater to only male learners? There are just a handful of traditional men’s colleges left in the U.S., and Hampden-Sydney College is one of our country’s oldest. H-SC has been educating “good men and good citizens” men since 1775, and the College’s student-run honor system continues to play an integral role in day-to-day campus life today. The nearly 1,100 men who attend H-SC come from over 30 states (with the vast majority hailing from Virginia), and they can choose from a broad array of traditional liberal arts and science majors. Economics & Business is the most popular course of study, but preparation for a successful career doesn’t end in the classroom. Thanks to the Flemming Center for Entrepreneurship and the College’s venture fund, students can attend business leader lectures; pitch venture ideas to investors; and learn firsthand about social entrepreneurship. One of the major benefits of attending an all-male school is the opportunity for tremendous leadership development and growth. From athletics and student government to clubs and Greek life, there are countless ways for H-SC students to make a difference in their communities. To learn more about life on H-SC’s campus, check out their YouTube vlog, On This Hill!

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Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College.