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    Hamline University: Recent Rankings

    2015: U.S.News & World Report

    U.S. News Names Hamline 1st in MN, 12th in Midwest Among Best Regional Universities

    For the fifteenth consecutive year, Hamline University remains the top-ranked Minnesota university in its class according to U.S. News & World Report magazine’s America’s Best Colleges edition.

    Hamline University ranked first in Minnesota and twelfth among 149 universities in the Midwest region in the magazine’s Best Regional Universities category. Hamline has been ranked first in Minnesota and in the top 15 in the Midwest since it was added to the Best Regional Universities category in 2001.

    In the U.S. News section entitled Great Schools, Great Prices, Hamline was again ranked in the top fifteen “best value” schools among the universities in its class. Hamline was the only Minnesota university to make that list in the regional category. Hamline also again made the list of A+ Schools for B Students. Additionally this year, Hamline placed on the Best Colleges for Veterans list. Read more about the U.S. News & World Report Rankings.  

    2015: Washington Monthly

    Hamline placed first in Minnesota and 22 in the nation in Washington Monthly’s Best Master’s Universities category and also placed well on the publication’s Best Bang for the Buck list in the Midwest region.

    The Best Master’s Universities rankings take into account a number of factors including: recruitment and graduation rates of low-income students, cutting-edge scholarship, and the institution’s commitment to encouraging students to give back to their country. The Best Bang for the Buck list is compiled based on schools that are the best value for your money based on net price, graduation rates, and whether those students go on to earn at least enough to pay off their loans. You can see the complete 2015 rankings on Washington Monthly’s website.

    2016: Forbes.com

    Forbes.com Ranks Hamline among America's Top Colleges; Success of grads, quality of education biggest factors in rankings

    Hamline University is again among the nation’s top colleges according to the latest rankings by Forbes.com.

    For the past nine years, Forbes.com has analyzed the quality of higher education institutions in the United States, and Hamline has made the list each year.

    The list is compiled based on numerous criteria, including graduation rate, academic success, student debt, student satisfaction, and post-graduation success. Partnering with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP), the data comes from the Department of Education; Payscale; and the number of alumni listed in a Forbes/CCAP list of corporate officers and enrollment-adjusted entries in Who's Who in America.

    2016: Princeton Review 

    Hamline Named a "Best Midwestern" School by Princeton Review; rankings reflect academic strength, institutional data, reputation, and student input.

    Hamline University was once again ranked as one of the best colleges and universities in the Midwest in The Princeton Review's annual rankings. The New York City-based education services company selected Hamline as one of the 159 institutions it endorses on its “Best in Midwest” 2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region list.

    “We chose Hamline University and the other outstanding institutions on this list primarily for their excellent academics. The Princeton Review editors made their selections based on data the company collected from its survey of administrators at several hundred colleges in each region, as well as its staff visits to schools over the years, and the perspectives of college counselors and advisors whose opinions the company solicits," Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's senior vice president of publishing, said.

    The 2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region feature recognizes schools as “regional bests” across four areas: the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, and West. In total, 649 schools received this designation. The 159 colleges selected for its “Best in the Midwest” list are located in 12 states: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.

    In addition, The Princeton Review asked students to rate their own schools on several issues -- from the accessibility of their professors to the quality of their science lab facilities – and to answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life. Comments from surveyed students are quoted in the school profiles on The Princeton Review site.

    The Princeton Review is known for its test preparation, college admission, and other education services. It is not affiliated with Princeton University and it is not a magazine.