• Fast Facts

    Fast Facts

    About Hamline University

    • Hamline is Minnesota's first university, and among the first coeducational universities in the nation.

    • Whatever your academic interests, you can find them in Hamline's more than 50 areas of study.

    • Hamline is one of the top-ranked private Minnesota universities in its class according to U.S.News & World Report. Hamline is second in Minnesota and 20th in the Midwest among 156 universities. 

    • Hamline ranks highly in the “Great School, Great Price” category (in which schools are ranked in terms of dollar value for the quality of education) by U.S.News & World Report.

    • Hamline is an intimate community of 2,500 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students.

    • The only United Methodist university in Minnesota, Hamline fosters a community ethic of social justice and civic responsibility.  

    • Hamline students are involved in more than 80 student organizations and 20 athletic teams.

    • 100% of students complete an internship, collaborative research, a service learning project, or field-based research.

    • Pipers study abroad in more than 40 countries.

    • Hamline students contribute to over 150,000 hours of community service annually. More than half engage in community service each year.

    • Hamline's campus is award-winningly beautiful and also boasts environmentally-friendly features like rain gardens, native flora, energy-efficient lighting.

    • The Anderson Center was built to LEED silver standards and features a green roof, solar panels, high performance glass and lighting, site-harvested wood, and recycled building materials.

    • Hamline hosted and played in the world's first intercollegiate basketball game on February 9, 1895 and is known as the “birthplace of intercollegiate basketball.”

    • Hamline's undergraduate student-faculty ratio is 13:1.  

    • 91% of full-time, undergraduate faculty hold the PhD or highest degree in their field.

    • Hamline undergraduate students come from 44 states and 34 countries.

    • More than 90% of students receive need- or merit-based gift aid.

    • 45 Fulbright scholars, 5 Rhodes scholars, and 1 Truman scholar have graduated from Hamline.

    • Hamline is one of only 280 Phi Beta Kappa institutions in the country.

    • Hamline offers a four-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

    • Hamline's graduate students hail from 39 different countries.

    • Mitchell Hamline School of Law's alternative dispute resolution program is ranked in the top five and its Health Law Institute is ranked nationally on U.S. News & World Report's 2015 list.