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  • 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 2,909 total: 1,795 undergraduate students and 1,114 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: 40%; 2021 incoming class: 43%
    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 21
    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 $3,000 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 U.S. News & World Report Rankings, September 2021:
    • The Best Midwest Regional University in Minnesota and 12th in the Midwest.
    • The Best Value Regional University in Minnesota and 14th in the Midwest.
    • Minnesota’s Best College for Veterans and 9th in the Midwest
    • Named a top university for undergraduate teaching and innovation in Minnesota.
    Hamline’s Master in the Study of Law program named a Best Online Master of Studies in Law program, Princeton Review, June 2022

    Named a "Most Affordable School for Incoming Freshmen with Financial Need" — LendEdu.com, April 2021

    Last updated September 2021

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    Our legacy of leadership

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