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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?

649 Undergraduate Awards
$32,484 Avg Cost After Aid
69% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#32 Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Best Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#78 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#118 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Hamline.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Legal Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Legal Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Special Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Teaching English or French Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Best General Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Hamline has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Best Value Colleges for Legal Professions College Factual
#2 Best Value Colleges for Non-Professional General Legal Studies College Factual
#36 Best Teaching Schools Teaching Degree Search
#62 Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature College Factual
#82 Best Value Colleges for Psychology College Factual
#91 Best Psychology Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Hamline University?

Location of Hamline University

Contact details for Hamline are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1536 Hewitt Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55104-1284
Phone: 651-523-2800
Website: www.hamline.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hamline
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HamlineU

How Do I Get Into Hamline?

You can apply to Hamline online at: www.hamline.edu/undergraduate/admission/apply

Admission Requirements for Hamline

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Hamline?

69% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women
5% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Hamline is 69%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Hamline University  ( 505 to 640 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Hamline University  ( 510 to 620 )
200
800
Hamline received ACT scores from 95% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 26. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Hamline University  ( 19 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for Hamline University  ( 18 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Hamline University  ( 20 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford Hamline University?

$32,484 Net Price
70% Take Out Loans
3.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Hamline is $32,484. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

2,008 Full-Time Undergraduates
63% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,088 undergraduate students at Hamline, with 2,008 being full-time and 80 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Hamline

There are also 1,316 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,008 full-time undergraduates at Hamline, 37% are male and 63% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Hamline

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Hamline University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Hamline Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 177
Black or African American 199
Hispanic or Latino 210
White 1,222
International Students 27
Other Races/Ethnicities 173

Geographic Diversity

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

437 Took All Classes Online
559 Took At Least One Class Online
-2.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 4 master’s degree programs available online at Hamline. In 2017-2018, 559 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Hamline has changed over the last few years.

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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
General Education 1%
General Psychology 14%
Psychology 14%

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
Legal Research #19
Multilingual Education #20
Student Counseling #56
Teaching English or French #56
General Education #113
Legal Professions #121
Special Education #199
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.

Major Basic Certificate Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 16 97 0 113
Business Administration & Management 0 0 26 0 85 0 111
Teaching English or French 7 0 0 51 51 0 109
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 29 61 0 90
General Education 0 0 27 0 49 7 83
Writing Studies 0 0 23 0 54 0 77
Educational Administration 0 0 0 55 0 0 55
General Psychology 0 0 50 0 0 0 50
Criminology 0 0 46 0 0 0 46
Legal Support Services 0 45 0 0 0 0 45
Public Administration 0 0 0 1 36 2 39
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0 32 0 0 0 32
General Biology 0 0 29 0 0 0 29
Human Biology 0 0 27 0 0 0 27
Special Education 0 0 0 26 0 0 26
Marketing 0 0 22 0 0 0 22
Political Science & Government 0 0 21 0 0 0 21
Sociology 0 0 21 0 0 0 21
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Anthropology 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 16 0 0 0 16
General English Literature 0 0 15 0 0 0 15
Chemistry 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
Economics 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 13 0 0 0 13
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 0 5 6 0 0 0 11
Health & Physical Education 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Accounting 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
International Studies 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Philosophy 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Ethnic Studies 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 9 0 0 0 0 9
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
History 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Mathematics 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Music 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Religious Studies 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Physics 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
International Business 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Other Social Sciences 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Romance Languages 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Legal Research 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
Literature 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Journalism 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Engineering Physics 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Germanic Languages 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multilingual Education 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Area Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 7 60 582 180 437 9 1,275

References

*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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