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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A-
Hamline is an above-average private, Christian university located in St. Paul, Minnesota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,028 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Hamline acceptance rate is 67%. Popular majors include Paralegal, Biology, and Psychology. Graduating 63% of students, Hamline alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,600.
1536 Hewitt Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Hamline University Rankings

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Hamline Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1060-1280
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$22,079/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$27,574/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

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.69 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.69 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    1%
  • On Campus
    99%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,028Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
78
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Busy
    58%
  • Passionate
    24%
  • Crisp schedule
    15%
  • Arrogant
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
73%
Poll
64%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.69 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.82 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Expensive
    33%
  • Community
    24%
  • Social Justice oriented
    24%
  • High school
    7%
  • Cliquish
    4%
  • Well-Meaning
    4%
  • Home away from home
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.36 responses
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Campus, professors, and housing are all great! However, adjunct professors are not treated great by the institution, and the curriculum seems to be shifting away from their liberal-arts image toward a more business and STEM focus, which is frustrating.
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It’s a decent little college, but take note of the tuition, a bit pricey but it’s a private college so what can you expect. Easy to navigate. Campus food however is terrible here. You’re better off going to the restaurants nearby for a good bite to eat or bringing your own lunch from home. Athletics here aren’t that good, especially the Pipers football team. There isn’t that much crime here compared to the University of Minnesota, and the teachers are generally nice (except when they monologue about their own political views instead of teaching the class, that becomes an issue). Hamline, it’s not stellar, but it’s not terrible either.
I attended Hamline University as a transfer student from a community college. Hamline made the transition seamless and I felt welcome from day one. My professors were always helpful and available for one on one meetings. I always felt the professors wanted each and every student to succeed. A benefit of being a smaller private universities is you have a chance to spend more time with your peers and create strong and lasting friendships. Overall, I believe Hamline University is a great place to study that provides excellent opportunity after graduation.