Hamline University in Saint Paul

Saint Paul, MN

Hamline University offers 284-degree programs and 48 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 70%. The most popular test is SAT - 9% of students submitted it in comparison to 94% of students who submitted ACT. 34.5% are women, and 65.5% are men. 2% percents of international students. Hamline University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Hamline University is 20611$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $38470 and $47862 per year. 65% of full-time Hamline University students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $47,300, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Hamline University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Hamline University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$17,015
$30,001 - $48,000$16,828
$48,001 - $75,000$19,069
$75,001 - $110,000$22,917

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 4986

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


2114 of Hamline University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 94 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Hamline University number 8 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Minnesota.

Students at Hamline University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Hamline University.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: students must complete their preparation at another institution for certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Hamline University graduation rate is above the national average.

65% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Hamline University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

8 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Hamline University acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 71%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 1% only.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so Hamline University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 1% only.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Hamline University full-time retention rate is 79% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Hamline University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1460 - 1930

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 480 - 660
Math: 500 - 650
Writing: 480 - 620

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Hamline University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
21 - 28

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 20 - 28
Math: 20 - 27
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

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Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Hamline University is 13:1, that means that for every 13 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Hamline University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Hamline University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Minnesota.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 1536 Hewitt Avenue address in St Paul, Minnesota.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Hamline University with 0.24% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Hamline University offers 284 programs in total: 148 are for Bachelor's degree, 70 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 36 - for Master's degree, 12 - for Post-master's certificate, 6 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 6 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 141 universities in Minnesota state. Hamline University is one of the few institutions in Minnesota that offers a Bachelor's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 48 distance learning programs that are offered in the Hamline University: 27 are for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 18 - for Master's degree and 3 are Post-master's certificate.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Minnesota state average data to help you compare.


Hamline University provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2466 students with 73983 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 1332 with 31974 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 263 students.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Hamline University

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Overall Rating:

After my freshman year at Hamline I found that it really is not for me. I met with a counselor to discuss transferring and what that would look like, I was told that the school I was interested in was a terrible school and was fed some story from the counselor about how her children were success stories from Hamline so why wouldn't I want to stay? I understand it is their job to sell the school and make you want to stay, but why offer that student service if all they do is tell you to stay.I did enjoy most of my professors, but that was not worth the extremely high price I was paying even with scholarships, grants and loans.Another frustration I had most of the year was parking...... it was very rare I found a good parking spot even after paying $200. Students who do not have passes park in the lot with little to no consequences that I have seen.Hamline's priorities are completely out of line as well, while their science building needs a complete makeover they chose to build a new bookstore(that was completely fine where it was) and attach a new student lounge with new technology. As a commuter I would have loved to see my tuition go to something that I could use (as a commuter you are not allowed in lounges without a campus resident to get you in).Overall I have found my experience at Hamline to be very frustrating, financially draining and limited in a major that I would not have been happy with had I chose to stay, because unless you are interested in any type of justice (social, racial, gender, etc.) this is probably not the best school for you.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I just read Noah Tilsen's review. I do not have any children of my own, but my experience at Hamline University was eerily similar. With the student worker position I had ( the wage is an insult and no one at working at McDonald's deserves $15 an hour if an educated male who has lived here since 1978 can't be allowed to use his bachelor's degree for anything more than a $10 an hour job, which is what I've subsisted on since I graduated in the spring of 2012. ), I saw how Hamline does not work. Microsoft updates rule your future, kids. Books are rarely on time. The HVAC infrastructre is a disaster. How do I know that? I applied for a pipe fitting apprenticeship program, and ultimately decided on Hamline after I was turned away from a blue collar future. Thankfully, that dolt Linda Hanson is gone. That woman belongs in jail, and I would be more than happy to be the one that slaps the cuffs on her. Her job while President was to raise funds for the University. She raised zero dollars while her and her entourage sat around like our do-nothing Congress, collecting a check. The most interesting professors I met here had not yet achieved tenure. Do you honestly think Hamline doesn't mess over the faculty also? I watched the construction of that orange abomination facing Snelling Avenue, and never even set foot inside it once. I like to have two bricks from it so I can tie them to Donald Trump's ankles and throw him off the Lafayette Bridge because you're not getting any money from me until I feel that I can make a reasonable payment while maintaining an acceptable standard of living. Having been homeless for a portion of 2016, I take great offense with any institution that allocates funding foreign exchange students regardless of their altruistic intent. A 40 year old resident of the area can't afford to live with his paltry Bachelor's Degree and a small sea of mostly female students thrives while giggling over their locally sourced coffee? If you think absolutely nothing is wrong with that picture, you need to experience fear as I have. If you are reading this and have ever wondered recently if you're too comfortable, the answer is 'yes'. Experience some discomfort and make it so that I'm not ashamed to be lurking among you. I am not proud of you, Minnesotans. All creeds. All colors. #behavioralgeneticsrefuteracism

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I've seen students from the Hand In Hand collaboration and I thinks it's a great way for students to practice on becoming a teacher also it gives the teachers help. I love this school!!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

The administration is trying to squeeze as much money out of you as the quality of education diminishes. They advertise a 12:1 student to faculty ration - but that's insidiously false advertising. Class sizes are never that small. I'm entering my senior year where one would expect to see some of those smaller, closer knit classes where a professor could give extra attention, but I'm now stuck in two separate classrooms designed for 18 students but have 23 people in them. Besides the fact that it's a really uncomfortable learning experience and probably a fire code violation, what really puts crud in my maw is that these are writing classes where I'm supposed to be getting workshopped, but both professors have apologized, saying with the number of people in the class it's just not feasible.So now my education (that I'm putting a pretty penny toward and going into debt for) is being compromised because of overstuffing. I'm beginning to feel like the students here are looked at like cattle. And this isn't like some protocapitalist-consumerist "then give your money to some other institution" type situation. I've invested into this place with the expectation (advertised by Hamline) of being rewarded by them, with - at the very least - a quality education. It's not easy to transfer schools, especially this late in the game, especially without it costing money and time.Pair the diminishing classroom experience with the fact that we're entering our second week of the Spring semester and I still haven't received my books from the bookstore. This isn't just me; it's about a third of the student body who are still bookless. Why is this happening? Well, they're spending all this money moving the bookstore to a new renovated space. I'm seeing all this superfluous spending on fancy new buildings while the basic needs of the students are not being met.Pair the bookless situation with the fact that Hamline started charging us for J-term even though I enrolled under the belief (again, advertised by Hamline) that winter-terms were including in our tuition - making graduating on-time that much more difficult and expensive. I believe that at the very least Hamline should've "grandfathered" in existing students, thus making good on the promises they made. Truly I believe this is a litigious offence. Class action lawsuit, anyone?Pair the charging of J-term with the fact that last semester, Hamline dropped a class I was enrolled in just 13 days before it began! I'm a non-traditional student, a single dad with two kids who have school schedules and a job of my own, but after they dropped the class Hamline offered alternative classes they figured would work. Well, guess what? None of these classes worked with the schedule I had planned out. At this point, any grant money for getting child-support was long gone. So my credit load dropped to 12 instead of 16; Minnesota grants require 15 credits to be considered a full-time student, so I lost over thousand dollars in grant money because of Hamline's mistake. I figured Hamline could reimburse the money I lost in grant money, or perhaps reimburse me just this once for a J-term class. In the end, they said sorry, the alternatives they offered were good enough, and that because student enrollment in the J-terms were still good even though they are now charging nearly three thousand dollars for one, that they couldn't help.It’s one thing after the other that have piled up. It’s not the professors’ fault. Most of my experience with them have been extremely positive. It’s just that fact that underneath all of that, there is this beast that only cares about the bottom-line, and that bottom-line is not our education. To be clear, I’m not some slacker who is upset because he failed some courses. I’m on the Dean’s list and have only gotten As since I’ve been here… well okay, one A- in stats. Maybe classes and grading are getting too easy because of exterior pressures to have students graduate instead of learn? That’s another subject all together.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Hamline is a wonderful campus to spend time on. It’s beautiful, away from the noise, and they have a Starbucks! As for attending, I love it but it is pricy if you don’t get the right scholarships. The teachers actually enjoy teaching, the students are mostly there to learn, it’s not a big party school. The writing program and community is phenomenal.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 1536 Hewitt Avenue


Religious affiliation: United Methodist

Calendar system: Four-one-four plan

General Phone Number: +6515232800

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: hamline.edu

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