Established in 1868, Hampton University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Hampton (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Virginia. Officially accredited/recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Hampton University is a medium-sized (enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Hampton University offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 148 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. Hampton University also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.