• About Hamline

    As Minnesota’s first university, we’ve been empowering students to make the world better for everyone. With the spirit of a trailblazer, we led the charge to educate the state’s earliest leadersbefore there was a state to lead. As we go boldly into the future, we take the lead once more as difference makers, innovators, and champions of justice, determined to do all the good we can.
      

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    A Liberal Arts Leader

    Since 1854, Hamline has set the standard for excellence in a liberal arts education. Deeply rooted in justice, civic responsibility, and Methodist values, our liberal arts curriculum prepares students to think critically, develop a worldly perspective, and become creative problem solvers for the future. With more than 50 areas of study, students can pursue their passions, feed their curiosity, and focus on the issues that matter most to them. Whatever their field, they’ll have limitless opportunities to take the initiative and contribute to the workplace, the community, and the world.

     

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    The Forefront of Progress and Innovation

    Hamline paved the way for progress as the first university in Minnesota to open its doors to women and create an inclusive classroom. Our first graduates, two trailblazing sisters, were also the first college graduates in the state. We welcome students of all backgrounds and encourage them to reach across boundaries of culture and class to learn, live, and lead together.


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    Small Classrooms, Big Opportunities

    Students get the one-on-one attention of caring professors who know their names and their dreams for the future. From the moment they step on campus, students have the opportunity to connect and collaborate with faculty experts, do work that matters, and gain hands-on experience. It’s how they find their purpose and accomplish more than they ever thought possible.

    • More than 50 areas of study
    • 100% of students participate in internships, research, or service learning.
    • 12:1 student-faculty
    • Students from 38 states & 35 countries  
    • 2,117 undergraduate students
    • 1,668 graduate students
    • Located in the heart of the Twin Cities

     

    Student Leaders
    Preparing the leaders for tomorrow

    Undergraduate Education

    Take the lead with a relevant liberal arts education that prepares you to think, learn, and reach across disciplines. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to make a difference through collaborative research projects that open minds, study abroad programs that open eyes, service-learning opportunities that open hearts, and internships that open doors. You’ll learn broadly and deeply, and you’ll graduate ready for the world with connections, lifelong friends, and experience.

    • Get the personal attention you need to succeed from professors who know your name and goals.
    • Present your research at national conferences and network with professionals in your field.
    • Build your resume and launch your career with personalized career services.
    • Travel the world through study abroad programs in more than 82 countries.
    • Have fun in 70+ student organizations and 20 Division III athletic teams.
       

    Graduate Education

    Take the lead further by deepening your skills with an advanced degree grounded in values and principled thought. Launch into a rigorous academic program that will stretch you intellectually, send you soaring to the forefront of your profession, and empower you to make a significant impact in the world. You’ll graduate a master innovator, poised to respond to the ever-evolving needs of your organization. And you’ll have the confidence and skills you need to thrive in today’s global marketplace and lead the next generation.

    • Push beyond the boundaries of possibilities by applying what you’ve learned to real life.
    • Collaborate with students of all backgrounds to solve global challenges.
    • Go beyond theory and generate real ideas you can put into action right away.
    • Gain an instant network of business, alumni, and community connections to propel you to new heights in your career.
    • Achieve a high job placement rate by developing in-demand skills.
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    Our legacy of leadership

    At Hamline, we inspire leaders from the backyard to the boardroom. View stories from our students and alumni to discover the ways Hamline is taking the lead.

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    Mission and History

    Over 160 years ago, Methodist visionaries founded Minnesota’s first university. Their mission? Educate the state’s earliest leaders—before there was a state.

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    Fast Facts

    Check out our Fast Facts to get a quick overview of Hamline University, our signature programs, and how we are taking the lead in higher education.

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    Message from the President

    Hamline University has a long history of cultivating leaders who have the courage and tenacity to make the world better for everyone.