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    About Hamline

  • Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104-1284
    U.S.A.
    651-523-2800

  • About Hamline

    Creativity and innovation in teaching and learning are the hallmark of Hamline University, home to more than 5,000 undergraduate, graduate, and law students. At Hamline, students collaborate with professors invested in their success. They are challenged in and out of the classroom to create and apply knowledge in local and global contexts, while cultivating an ethic of civic responsibility, social justice, and inclusive leadership and service.

    Hamline is the top-ranked university of its class in Minnesota, according to U.S.News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges". Founded in 1854, Hamline also is Minnesota's first university and among the first coeducational institutions in the nation.

    Located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Hamline is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers courses and degree programs in Saint Paul and Minneapolis.


    Undergraduate Education

    Academics: Hamline offers undergraduate majors, minors, and certificates in over 50 areas of study.

    Values: Hamline is rooted in the values and traditions of the United Methodist Church, which include a commitment to liberal education, civic engagement, social justice, and inclusive leadership and service. 

    Affordability: Assistance makes Hamline affordable. We offer competitive financial aid packages and a four-year graduation guarantee: Earn your bachelor’s degree in four years or we’ll pay the difference, a potential savings of $40,000 to $60,000.

    Make History: Hamline University has been making history since 1854. Now it’s your turn. Add your personal goals to our momentum. Join us for an incredible learning experience driven by curiosity, collaboration, and community. Be a part of our history, and we’ll help you create an unforgettable part of yours.

    • Discover and explore your academic interests in more than 50 areas of study.
    • Travel the world through study abroad programs in more than 40 countries.
    • Receive personal attention from top rate professors with a student/faculty ratio of 12:1.
    • Participate in an internship, service-learning project, and/or collaborative research.
    • Present your research at national conferences and network with professionals in your field.
    • Build your resume and launch your career with personalized career services.
    • Have fun in 83 student organizations and 19 Division III athletic teams.
    • Make lifelong friends, mentors, and memories.


    School of Business

    Whole Person Education: Our holistic approach, unlike any other, dissolves the narrow confines of expertise to produce a new generation of leaders: forward thinking, ethical, and with a broad worldview.

    Cross-sector Learning: We offer programs specific to the business, government, and nonprofit environments so you can focus your studies on your career track. Gain valuable insight into all sectors to help you interact with key stakeholders.

    Faculty Experts: Groundbreaking scholars, cutting-edge business executives, prominent lawyers, and effective leaders in government and nonprofit—they are the School of Business faculty. Passionate about their field and dedicated to their students, they use their resumes to help you develop yours.

    Real World Preparation: At Hamline, students test their skills in the real world, partnering with local businesses, networking with professionals, and getting involved in current issues. The market drives the syllabus as we proactively prepare students for a rapidly changing world.

    Learn more about undergraduate business degrees
    Learn more about graduate business degrees


    School of Education

    Prepare for the cutting edge: Passion for teaching and learning lies at the center of Hamline School of Education—an innovative, collaborative community that attracts more than 8,000 educators each year.

    With multiple locations across Minnesota, a first-rate faculty, and a challenging, integrated curriculum, the school is on the cutting edge, continually responding to the ever-evolving needs of the field. This entrepreneurial spirit empowers students to find their own voices as they engage in creative thought, reflection, and partnership.

    At Hamline you will:

    • Transform ordinary contexts into extraordinary possibilities.
    • Participate in meaningful, intentional conversation grounded in real-life experience.
    • Immerse yourself in teaching at area schools and other educational settings.
    • Build the critical and creative thinking skills you’ll need to thrive in high pressure, culturally varied, and complex teaching and learning environments.
    • Engage in the pursuit of educational excellence—for yourself and for a better world.


    School of Law

    Discover the Hamline difference.

    • Engage in experiential learning opportunities including law clinics, practicums, and competitions.
    • Travel the world through ABA-approved international programs in England, Hungary, Israel, Italy, and Norway.
    • Diversify your experience with 12 focus areas and three nationally acclaimed Centers of Excellence:
    • Dispute Resolution Institute (ranked 2nd in the nation by U.S. News & World Report)
    • Health Law Institute (ranked 18th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report)
    • Business Law Institute (launched in 2009)
    • Research and write for three scholarly legal journals.
    • Participate on Hamline’s award-winning moot court team, which has received 28 awards for best overall performance at regional and national competitions.
    • Receive personal attention from your professors: leading law scholars and prominent lawyers.

    Serve your clients, better society, and realize your full potential.

    Learn more about degree options through the School of Law


    the Creative Writing programs at Hamline

    Be extraordinary: the world is saturated with data, information, and media. But idea entrepreneurs—people who can cut through the chaos, synthesize information, craft original ideas, and communicate effectively—are an increasingly rare and valuable breed.

    Through the CWP you can:

    • Gain a deeper understanding of the human cultural heritage and issues of contemporary life.
    • Engage in a rigorous apprenticeship in the craft and process of writing.
    • Feel the support of a community of writers.
    • Participate in meaningful dialogue and inquiry across all disciplines.
    • Choose your genre: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, children’s literature, or any combination there of.
    • Graduate prepared to navigate the literary marketplace.
    • Explore religious traditions and your individual spirituality.
    • Read and contribute to Water-Stone Review, the school’s annual literary review that features well-known and emerging writers in all genres.
    • Participate in the annual summer writing workshop, a week-long intensive residential retreat.

    Learn more about degree options through the Creative Writing Programs at Hamline