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Hamline University Overview

Hamline University is a private not-for-profit institution located 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?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$33,036 Avg Cost After Aid
76% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Hamline is 1%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Hamline.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 45% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Hamline with a bachelor's degree make about $57,170 a year. That's 40% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • The average Hamline student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

Where Is Hamline University?


Contact details for Hamline are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1536 Hewitt Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55104-1284
Phone: 651-523-2800

How Do I Get Into Hamline?

You can apply to Hamline online at:

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 Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Hamline?

76% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women
3% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Hamline University is 76%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 72%, and the acceptance rate for women is 79%.

Average Test Scores

About 3% 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 610 and 670. Math scores were between 560 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Hamline University  ( 610 to 670 )

SAT Math Scores for Hamline University  ( 560 to 610 )
Hamline received ACT scores from 51% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 26. Math scores were between 18 and 26. Composite scores were between 19 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Hamline University  ( 17 to 26 )
ACT Math Scores for Hamline University  ( 18 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for Hamline University  ( 19 to 26 )

Can I Afford Hamline University?

$33,036 Net Price
64% Take Out Loans
1.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Hamline is $33,036. 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Hamline, approximately 64% of students took out student loans averaging $8,702 a year. That adds up to $34,808 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Hamline is 1.1%. 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

1,747 Full-Time Undergraduates
64% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,817 undergraduate students at Hamline, with 1,747 being full-time and 70 being part-time.


There are also 1,114 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,747 full-time undergraduates at Hamline, 36% are male and 64% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 148
Black or African American 192
Hispanic or Latino 205
White 1,004
International Students 19
Other Races/Ethnicities 179

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

574 Took All Classes Online
1,972 Took At Least One Class Online
20.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 1,972 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.


This school is the 27th most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Hamline

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Hamline University was 20.5%. This is the #1,056 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Hamline regardless of major.

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%.


*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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