• Studetns Graduating at Hamline University


  • Fast Facts

    Affiliation United Methodist
    President Fayneese Miller, PhD (2015–)
    Founded 1854 in Red Wing; moved to Saint Paul in 1880
    First university in Minnesota
    Enrollment 3,241 total: 1,925 undergraduate students and 1,316 graduate students
    Coeducational Since founding: Hamline’s first graduates were two women
    63% female, 37% male (undergraduate students, 2020)
    Students of color All undergraduate students: 39%; 2020 incoming class: 47%
    First-generation students (first in their family to attend college) 2020 incoming class: 52%
    States, countries represented 37, 42, respectively
    Areas of study 50+ undergraduate, 12 master’s degrees, 2 doctorate degrees
    High-impact learning 100% of students participate in internships, field-based or collaborative research, apprentice teaching, and/or service learning
    Student-faculty ratio 13:1
    Average class size 23
    Financial aid offerings More than 90% of incoming undergraduates receive Hamline grants/scholarships (gift aid: does not need to be repaid); aid available to graduate students as well
    Work-study 100% of incoming students are eligible for up to $2,500 in work-study (earnings from an on-campus job go toward tuition)
    Varsity teams 20, 18 represented in Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC)
    Student organizations 70+
    Rankings 2020:
    Minnesota's Best Regional University (ranked 1st of 13 Minnesota universities) — U.S. News & World Report 
    A top Minnesota university in its class and 15th in the Midwest among 162 universities — U.S. News & World Report
    Named a "Best Bang for the Buck: Midwest" university — Washington Monthly
    Best Minnesota university in its class for master's degrees (36th nationwide) — Washington Monthly
    Named a "Most Affordable School for Incoming Freshmen with Financial Need" — LendEdu.com

    Last updated October 2020

  • Take the lead graphic

    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 in Klas Center

    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.