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Hamline University

  • St. Paul, MN
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 58%42%
    student ratio
  • 2,242
    total students
  • $35,710 | $35,710
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 69%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 540
    sat math
  • 542
    sat reading
  • 538
    sat writing
  • 24
    act composite

Overview

Nationally Ranked Small University with a 4-Year Graduation Assurance

Hamline University, conveniently located between Minneapolis and St. Paul, is a nationally ranked small university with an undergraduate student-faculty member ratio of just 13:1. Hamline, affiliated with the United Methodist church, is home to 2,000-plus undergraduate students, part of a total community of more than 5,000 students.

"U.S. News and World Report" has repeatedly ranked Hamline as a Best Regional University, as well as a Great School, Great Price. Similarly, "The Princeton Review" has named Hamline a Best Midwestern school based on academic strength, institutional data, reputation, and student input.

In addition, Forbes.com named Hamline to its best colleges and universities list, which recognizes 650 schools out of a possible 6,000.

Hamline offers a 4-year graduation assurance: "Earn your bachelor's degree in four years or we'll pay the difference -- a potential savings of $40,000-$60,000."

The Hamline Plan -- a Nationally-Recognized General Education Program

The Hamline Plan is a nationally-recognized general education program that provides practical applications of a theory-based education. The plan affords students opportunities to conduct independent studies, participate in internships and apprenticeships, and develop skills in and knowledge of writing, speaking, computing, and cultural awareness.

Other career-relevant skills include formal reasoning, leadership, and independent learning. Hamline is a national leader in participation rates at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research -- as each undergraduate completes an internship, collaborative research, a service learning project, or field-based research. Furthermore, the university was recognized by the President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge for its commitment to interfaith work and community service.

College of Liberal Arts Offers Degrees in More Than 40 Areas

Hamline University is comprised of 5 schools and colleges.

The College of Liberal Arts offers degrees in more than 40 areas, encompassing social sciences, the arts, sciences, foreign languages, international studies, and pre-professional programs. Offerings range from African-American studies to women's studies, including biology, forensic science, international journalism, psychology, and urban studies.

Pre-professional programs include pre-engineering (electrical or mechanical), pre-law and pre-med.

School of Business Offers 2 Distinct Degrees

The School of Business offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree program and a Bachelor of Arts degree program with a major in economics.

Students pursuing a B.B.A. may choose from an interesting variety of majors, including accounting, business, business analytics, economics, finance, global business with German, international business, management, marketing, sport and recreation management, and sustainable enterprise.

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Economics degree program provides a strong foundation in economic theory and prepares students to work towards advanced study or career entry into the field of economics.

Innovative School of Education Combines Liberal Arts Study and Education Coursework

The Hamline School of Education takes an innovative approach to teacher training by combining liberal arts study and education coursework. Students earn majors in the liberal arts fields of their choice and co-majors in education while preparing for teacher certification. A B.A. or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in the liberal arts degree program, combined with a co-major in education and a Minnesota teaching license, provides new teachers with a depth and breadth of content knowledge and a wide-range of pedagogical skills.

Undergraduates take a core set of courses that address educational issues spanning the K--12 spectrum. They then choose between elementary (K--6), or secondary (5--12) teaching. Students have the option to complete their student-teaching requirements abroad through the Hamline Overseas Student Teaching program.

Hamline programs enable students to earn teaching licenses in the following areas: elementary education K-6; K-12 specialties (dance and theatre arts, English as a Second Language, world languages and cultures: German or Spanish); and secondary school specialties (communication arts and literature 5-12, mathematics 5-12, social studies 5-12, chemistry 9-12, life science 9-12, and physics 9-12).

Studying Abroad an Integral Part of the Hamline Experience

Studying abroad is an integral part of the Hamline experience. Typically, more than 600 students participate in programs in approximately 40 countries, and Hamline has pledged to increase the percentage of its undergraduates who study internationally to 70% by 2020.

The university has developed partnerships with a number of universities world-wide, including Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso in Chile, Universitat Trier in Germany, Universidad de Jaen in Spain, Akita International University in Japan, and United International College in Zhuhai, China.

Member of the NCAA Division III and the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Hamline is a member of the NCAA Division III and the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). In the last 6 seasons, Hamline gymnasts have been named All-American 13 times. Intercollegiate sports include (for men) baseball, basketball, cross country, football, ice hockey, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, and track and field; (for women) basketball, cross country, fast pitch softball, gymnastics, soccer, ice hockey, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.

Centrally Located Campus Minutes Away From 2 Cities

The Hamline main campus is centrally located in a diverse bustling neighborhood known as "Hamline-Midway." Cafes and parks and other services are easily reached by foot. Frequent bus service and light rail connect students to the 2 main urban centers in minutes.


Location & Contact

1536 Hewitt Avenue
MN 55104-1284
USA

Mr.

Phone: 651-523-2207
Email: admission@hamline.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • Asian Studies (East)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business, Management, and Marketing Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education (Multiple Levels)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Pre-Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Pre-Dentistry Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Veterinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Human Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International/Global Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Legal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Law Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Digital Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

69% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied3,417
    • Accepted2,378
    • Acceptance Rate69%
    • Enrolled2,242
    • Female Applicants1,991
    • Females Accepted1,417
    • Female Acceptance Rate71%
    • Male Applicants1,426
    • Males Accepted961
    • Male Acceptance Rate67%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      ACT or SAT
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.37
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Yes
    • Early decision plan November 15th November 15th --
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 542 470 610
    • SAT Math 540 490 570
    • SAT Writing 538 460 620
    • ACT Composite 24 21 27
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$35,710
    • Out-of-state tuition *$35,710
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$560.00
    • Room and board *$9,392.00
    • Room only *$4,794.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students2,242
    • Male Student Percentage42%
    • Female Student Percentage58%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino6.11%
    • Black or African American5.84%
    • White or Caucasian71.28%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.45%
    • Asian5.75%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.18%
    • Two or more races5.44%
    • Unknown3.43%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.52% representing 34 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students21% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 42%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Yes
    • Most popular organizations Theta Chi, Habitat for Humanity, Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, Mock Trial, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other security cameras on campus and in residence halls. Security officers are trained as first responders

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Football No Division 3 No
    • Golf No Division C No
    • Gymnastics No No No
    • Ice hockey No Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division C No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Soccer No Division 3 No
    • Softball No No No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee No Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No Division C No
    • Gymnastics No Division 3 No
    • Ice hockey No Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Soccer No Division 3 No
    • Softball No Division 3 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee No Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty426
    • Full-time Percentage40%
    • Part-time Percentage60%
    • Female Percentage56%
    • Male Percentage44%
    • Student:Faculty RatioNot Reported


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