Hamline is an above-average private, Christian university located in St. Paul, Minnesota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,090 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Hamline acceptance rate is 70%. Popular majors include Biology, Paralegal, and Psychology. Graduating 59% of students, Hamline alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,700.
Hamline University Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.61 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.60 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.60 responses
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.60 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.73 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.36 responses
Colleges like Hamline University
- AGustavus Adolphus College
- 4 Year
- Saint Peter, MN
- 774 reviews
- B-Metropolitan State University - Minnesota
- 4 Year
- Saint Paul, MN
- 418 reviews
- AUniversity of St. Thomas - Minnesota
- 4 Year
- Saint Paul, MN
- 1,083 reviews
- B+University of Minnesota - Rochester
- 4 Year
- Rochester, MN
- 155 reviews
Hamline University Reviews
My father attended Hamline University, and my sister is currently a first-year student. They both are in love with the campus, community, and overall feel of the school. The school made the transition from High School to college much easier. I am proud to say I belong to a family of Pipers!
Something that I really like about Hamline is their flex-curriculum. It's possible to quadruple major here if you come in with a good amount of credits and are a motivated student. You can also write a proposal stating the name of a major you wish to create for yourself. Professors and staff will guide you in the pursuit after a council approves your created major. However, if there were one thing I'd change, it'd be the structure of the buildings. Being an old university, some of the buildings could use renewal. While that's been happening slowly, the room for improvement is certainly visible.
I am about to start my second semester as a freshman at Hamline University, and I have had very little to complain about. My professors first semester were all so helpful and invested in truly helping their students succeed. Their office hours were always super open to students, and they were some of the friendliest people I have met. Although the school is originally very expensive, they offer many scholarships and loans through financial aid that make attending the university infinitely more affordable. Classes were neither too easy nor too difficult. They were just enough work to challenge me, but not overwhelm me. If I had any complaints about Hamline, they would fall into the residential life category. My dorm is very old and in need of some renovation. The toilets and showers are always broken, and the elevator does not always work. The size of my room is perfect, though. Unfortunately I will not be living on campus next year due to the old living facilities, though.