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    Hamline University: Recent Rankings

    2016: U.S.News & World Report

    For the sixteenth consecutive year, Hamline remains one of the top-ranked Minnesota universities in its class, according to U.S. News & World Report magazine’s “Best Colleges” edition. Hamline is second in Minnesota and 20th in the Midwest among 156 universities. 

    In the U.S. News section entitled "Great Schools, Great Prices," Hamline was again ranked in the top fifteen “best value” schools among the universities in its class and was the only Minnesota university to make that list in the regional category. Hamline also again made the list of "A+ Schools for B Students" and placed on the "Best Colleges for Veterans" list. Read more about the U.S. News & World Report Rankings here.  

    2016: Washington Monthly

    Washington Monthly ranked Hamline first in Minnesota and 27th nationwide in its Master’s Universities category for 2016. Hamline also made the publication's Best Bang for the Buck- Midwest Colleges list. 

    The Best Master’s Universities rankings take into account a number of factors including: recruitment and graduation rates of low-income students, cutting-edge scholarship, and the institution’s commitment to encouraging students to give back to their country. The Best Bang for the Buck list is compiled based on schools that are the best value for your money based on net price, graduation rates, and whether those students go on to earn at least enough to pay off their loans. You can see the complete 2016 rankings on Washington Monthly’s website.

    2016: Forbes.com

    Forbes.com Ranks Hamline among America's Top Colleges; Success of grads, quality of education biggest factors in rankings

    Hamline University is again among the nation’s top colleges according to the latest rankings by Forbes.com.

    For the past nine years, Forbes.com has analyzed the quality of higher education institutions in the United States, and Hamline has made the list each year.

    The list is compiled based on numerous criteria, including graduation rate, academic success, student debt, student satisfaction, and post-graduation success. Partnering with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP), the data comes from the Department of Education; Payscale; and the number of alumni listed in a Forbes/CCAP list of corporate officers and enrollment-adjusted entries in Who's Who in America.

    2017: Princeton Review 

    Hamline Named a "Best Midwestern" School by Princeton Review; rankings reflect academic strength, institutional data, reputation, and student input.

    Hamline University was once again ranked as one of the best colleges and universities in the Midwest in The Princeton Review's annual rankings. The New York City-based education services company selected Hamline as one of the 156 institutions it endorses on its “Best in Midwest” 2017 Best Colleges: Region by Region list.

    The 2017 Best Colleges: Region by Region feature recognizes schools as “regional bests” across four areas: the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, and West. In total, 649 schools received this designation. The 156 colleges selected for its “Best in the Midwest” list are located in 12 states: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.

    In addition, The Princeton Review asked students to rate their own schools on several issues -- from the accessibility of their professors to the quality of their science lab facilities – and to answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life. Comments from surveyed students are quoted in the school profiles on The Princeton Review site.

    The Princeton Review is known for its test preparation, college admission, and other education services. It is not affiliated with Princeton University and it is not a magazine.