Hamline University Overview
Hamline University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The city atmosphere of Saint Paul makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.
What Is Hamline University Known For?
- Students at Hamline have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 3%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- The highest award offered at Hamline is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 46% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Hamline bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $49,200 a year. That's about 21% more than their peers at other schools.
- On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from Hamline to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.
Hamline University Rankings
Hamline is ranked #308 out of 2,320 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Hamline has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Hamline.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Hamline has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Hamline University?
Contact details for Hamline are given below.
|Address:||1536 Hewitt Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55104-1284|
How Do I Get Into Hamline?
You can apply to Hamline online at: www.hamline.edu/undergraduate/admission/apply
Admission Requirements for Hamline
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Hamline?
Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 64%, and the acceptance rate for women is 72%.
Average Test Scores
About 5% of students accepted to Hamline submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 505 and 640. Math scores were between 510 and 620.
Can I Afford Hamline University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Hamline, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $8,726 a year. That adds up to $34,904 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Hamline is 3.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Hamline University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,316 graduate students at the school.
Of the 2,008 full-time undergraduates at Hamline, 37% are male and 63% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Hamline University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||199|
|Hispanic or Latino||210|
Minnesota students aren't the only ones who study at Hamline University. At this time, 25 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 31 countries are represented at Hamline. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Vietnam, and South Korea.
Online Learning at Hamline University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Hamline has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 24th most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Hamline
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Hamline University was -2.7%. This is the #2,363 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Hamline regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Hamline majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Hamline ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Hamline.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Teaching English or French||#56|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#209|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Hamline University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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