• Studetns Graduating at Hamline University

  • Fast Facts

    Hamline History

    Hamline is Minnesota's first university, founded in 1854.  
    Hamline is the only United Methodist University in the state of Minnesota.  
    Hamline's first graduates were women.

    Academic Profile

    Hamline has more than 50 Areas of Study.  
    91% of full-time, undergraduate faculty with a PhD or highest degree.  
    12:1 student faculty ratio.
    • 100% of students complete an internship, collaborative or field-based research, apprentice teaching, and/or a service learning project.
    • Five Rhodes Scholars, 56 Fulbright Scholars, and two Truman Scholars have graduated from Hamline.

    Extracurricular Activities

    20 NCAA Division III teams.  
    70+ Student organizations.  
    Hamline students contribute over 150,000 hours of community service each year.

    Undergraduate Student Profile

    Students from 38 states and 35 countries.  
    42% of new students are the first in their families to attend college.  
    28% students of color.


    Graduate School Information

    1,668 graduate students.  
    12 master's degree programs in areas such as business, creative writing, education, public administration and the study of law.  
    2 doctoral degrees.
    • More than 10 licensure programs
    • More than 15 certificate programs


    Listed in 'America's Top Colleges'- Forbes, 2017.  
    Named a 'Best in Midwest' school - Princeton Review.  

    • A top Minnesota university in its class and 16th in the Midwest among 162 universities, 2017 - US News & World Report
    • A top 20 "Best Value" school among universities in its class, 2017 - US News & World Report
    • Named a "Best Bang for the Buck-Midwest" university, 2017 - Washington Monthly
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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.

  • Students having fun

    About Hamline

    With more than 50 areas of study, students can pursue their passions, feed their curiosity, and focus on the issues that matter the most to them.

  • Statue of the Bishop in Fall

    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.

  • President Miller takes the lead

    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.