Hamline University campus

Overview

Applicants
2,018
Acceptance Rate
78%
Average HS GPA
3.40

GPA Breakdown

33%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
512.5 - 645
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
540 - 640
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
510 - 615
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 27

Deadlines


Early Action
December 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
480
with Terminal Degree
276

249
Women
231
Men
37
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
61%
Graduate in 5 years
68%
Graduate in 6 years
68%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Latin American Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Business/Commerce, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other
  • Pre-Law Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • International/Global Studies
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Police Science

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies/Affairs

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General


Students Say

Hamline University, a United Methodist-affiliated university, combines “knowledgeable professors, a fun environment, great study abroad options, challenging classes, [and] helpful resources” to create an “intelligent, moderate, religious, small” undergraduate program that stresses “public service and rational discussion.” Hamline’s curriculum promotes a goal-driven and skills-based education through its general education program, called ‘the Hamline Plan,’ which requires students to study in “a multiplicity of academic fields” in order to “become critical thinkers during and after [their time at] Hamline.” Though students give the required curriculum mixed reviews, they are much more enthusiastic about the school’s standout disciplines, which they identify as criminal justice, pre-law (“Hamline has one of the best law schools in the Midwest,” one student assures us), anthropology, psychology, sociology, management, and English. Undergrads also love the school’s resources, reporting that Hamline “has a great library and a number of computers.” However, the small campus size has its drawbacks. “For many programs you have to go to other schools to take some required classes, which can cause difficulties with credits and scheduling,” reports one student.

Degrees

Bachelor's
First professional
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

Prominent Alumni


Vern Mikkelsen
National Basketball Hall of Fame 1995 Inductee

Rozanne Ridgway
Former U.S. assistant Secretary of State

Christopher Nelson
Emmy-award winning composer

Thorkell Sigurbjornsson
National composer of Iceland

Carl R.N. Malmstrom
Managed launch of first nuclear reactor into orbit

Maria Jette
Soprano; co-founder of Ex Machina Opera Company

Majeed Khan
Founder of first private university in Bangladesh

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
61%
Graduate in 5 years
68%
Graduate in 6 years
68%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,225

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$16,092

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,736

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$34,598

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
77%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$13,495

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Federal ACG and SMART grants; United Methodist grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Other
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,100
Out of State
15%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
53

Demographics

59% female
41% male
15% are out of state
94% are full time
6% are part time

Students Say

At Hamline, you’ll “see it all from preppy guys and girls to goths to socially-active students, politically-active students, and jocks. Diversity is what Hamline is mainly about,” says one student. “International students make up a good chunk of the student body. Students of different ethnicities seem to be well balanced in numbers and students come from diverse financial backgrounds.” All of which helps explain why students were so upset in 2007–08, when several racially-charged incidents divided the campus. A number of conservative-leaning students came away from those conflicts feeling that “students here are quick to criticize and judge more conservative views.” Once you get past the political wrangling, “Most students here are your typical Minnesota-nice Midwesterners.”

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
40%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
85%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Cooperative
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Other

Students Say

For students who want a small university “in close proximity to a big city, Hamline is the perfect place.” Located “midway between the St. Paul and Minneapolis centers,” the school never lets on that it’s “in a big city,” while “at the same time, there’s a bus right on the edge of campus that can take you anywhere.” There’s plenty to do right around campus, too, including “some great bars down the street” that feature “great live music and pretty cheap drink specials.” There are also “plenty of delicious ethnic restaurants in the neighborhood, including a Turkish restaurant and a tasty Ethiopian restaurant, both within a five-minute walk.” On campus, Hamline is a “very politically-active campus” with activity “skewed to the left.” One student reports that “About half the students are extremely engaged in campus and the other half go home every weekend and do nothing on campus.” That said, “there are ample opportunities for all students to get involved, [with something] like over 90 organizations right now.”

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
77
Number of Honor Societies
11

Number of Social Sororities
2
Number of Religious Organizations
9

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Fighting Pipers)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Fighting Pipers)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Gymnastics
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services


LGBT Support Groups: Spectrum - GLBT Support Group

Minority Support Groups
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of St. Thomas

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
10

Average Number of PC's per Lab
24

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Now Micro

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Address
MS-C1930
1536 Hewitt Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104

Phone
651-523-2207

Email
cla-admis@hamline.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Klas Center (stadium and food service)
Walker Field House
Sorin Dining Hall
Sundin Music Hall
Bush Student Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Black Sea turkish restaurant
Guthrie Theater
Walker Art Center
Mall of America
Excel Center (concerts and pro sports)

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
cla-admis@hamline.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
only for seniors

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Local bus and taxi service; Amtrak and Greyhound. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is 15 minutes from campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
If travelling on I-94 from either east or west, get off at Snelling Avenue, drive 1.5 miles north to Hewitt Avenue, and turn left. The Admissions Office is on the corner, with parking behind.

Local Accommodations
Holiday Inn Express (651-647-1637) Country Inn and Suites (651-628-3500) Days Inn (651-636-6730 Radisson Hotel (651-636-4567)