B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
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
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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

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.61 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.58 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.58 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,121Undergrads
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 28 responses
Report
  • Busy
    61%
  • Passionate
    21%
  • Crisp schedule
    14%
  • Arrogant
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
80%
Poll
66%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.58 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.71 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Expensive
    35%
  • Community
    26%
  • Social Justice oriented
    26%
  • Cliquish
    6%
  • High school
    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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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.
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Most of the dorms do not have air conditioning which is the worst when it's nearing summer. Priority for picking a dorm is given to seniors first. As a freshman, however, you get fewer options in picking a dorm. In the beginning before getting a dorm you get to select your own roommate which can either be great or terrible if you're a bad judge of character. The atmosphere at the dorms is great! Some dorms are considered the "party" dorms, but others are more laid back and quiet which is nice when you need to study. However, near the end of every semester the dorms get put in a 24 hour quiet so that everyone can study in peace for finals. The cost of the dorms could be better.
Look Hamline is not a great school. Academically it holds its' own because of the small classroom sizes and passionate professors it is easy to learn. That being said there is a lot more bad than good. Those professors are not paid nearly what they should be because the school has so much debt, this results in a lot of professor turnover. Socially this school is also pretty dead, the frat here is a joke and only about 1 in 3 parties are worth going to. I've heard people say "you aren't a true Hamline student until you hate Hamline" and I think that that's pretty true.