• 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 the top-ranked private Minnesota university in its class according to U.S.News & World Report.

    • Hamline is ranked in the top fifteen 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 2,108 undergraduate students, part of a larger Hamline community of 4,581 students from all schools.

    • 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 19 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.

    • Students contribute nearly 47,000 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.”

    About the College of Liberal Arts

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

    • 86% of full-time, undergraduate faculty hold the PhD or highest degree in their field.

    • Hamline undergraduate students come from 41 states and 33 countries.

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

    • 40 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

    About the School of Business, School of Education, and School of Law

    • Hamline University School of Law is the top-ranked private law school in Minnesota according to U.S. News & World Report's 2015 “Best Law Schools.”

    • Hamline Law's alternative dispute resolution is ranked in the top five and the health law institute is ranked in the top 20 nationally on U.S. News & World Report's 2015 list.

    • Hamline's graduate students hail from nearly 32 different countries.