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HampdenâSydney College, also known as HâSC, is a liberal arts college for men located in Hampden Sydney, Virginia, United States. Founded in 1775, HampdenâSydney is the oldest private charter college in the Southern U.S., the 10th oldest college in the U.S., the last college founded before the American Revolution, and one of only three four-year, all-men's liberal arts colleges in the United States. HampdenâSydney College is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register.Hampden-Sydney College has unique bragging rights - it is the tenth oldest institution of higher learning in the United States (1775), and is the oldest of the country's few remaining private colleges that specializes in educating and developing young men.For more than 240 years, Hampden-Sydney's leadership has carried out its mission to "form good men and good citizens in an atmosphere of sound learning." Hampden-Sydney College is located in Southside Virginia between Tidewater, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the James River.