• Studetns Graduating at Hamline University

  • Fast Facts

    Hamline History and Campus Environment

    • Hamline is Minnesota's first university, founded in 1854.
    • Hamline's first graduates were women.
    • Hamline hosted the world's first intercollegiate basketball game and introduced five-man basketball. 
    • Hamline won the first baseball game ever played at the newly built CHS Field in Lowertown Saint Paul, the new home field for Hamline Pipers' baseball and the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball's Saint Paul Saints.
    • The Anderson Center was built to LEED silver standards and features a green roof, solar panels, high-performance glass and lighting, site-harvested wood, and recycled building materials.
    • Hamline's campus is award-winningly beautiful and boasts environmentally-friendly features like rain gardens, native flora, and energy-efficient lighting.
    • The only United Methodist university in Minnesota

    Undergraduate Student Profile and Experience

    • Students from 38 states and 35 countries
    • 42% of new students are the first in their families to attend college
    • 28% students of color
    • More than 50 areas of study
    • 100% of students complete an internship, collaborative or field-based research, apprentice teaching, and/or a service learning project.
    • More than 90% of new students receive Hamline grants and/or scholarships.
    • 20 NCAA Division III teams
    • 91% of full-time, undergraduate faculty with a PhD or highest degree
    • 12:1 student faculty ratio

    Graduate Student Profile

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


    • A top 15 "Best Value" school among universities in its class - U.S. News & World Report, 2016
    • Listed in "America's Top Colleges"- Forbes, 2017
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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.