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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
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.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1536 Hewitt Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104
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Hamline University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
70%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
960-1230
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$22,676/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,227/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,955/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,097/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,184/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,220/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.61 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.60 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.60 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,090Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
22%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Busy
    57%
  • Passionate
    20%
  • Crisp schedule
    17%
  • Arrogant
    3%
  • White
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
80%
Poll
65%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.60 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.73 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Expensive
    33%
  • Community
    28%
  • Social Justice oriented
    25%
  • High school
    8%
  • Cliquish
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.36 responses
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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!
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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.