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    Hamline University: Recent Rankings

    2019U.S. News & World Report

    Once again, Hamline University performed very well in annual rankings compiled by U.S. News and World Report.

    The publication changed both its ratings criteria and the institutions in its ratings categories in 2019. Hamline finished tied for 17th place among Midwest regional universities and also earned the following regional distinctions from the magazine:

    #3 in Best Undergraduate Teaching
    #8 in Most Innovative Schools 
    #11 in Best Colleges for Veterans 
    #15 in Top Performers in Social Mobility 
    #16 in Best Value Schools  

    2019: Money

    Hamline received a ranking in the publication’s annual “Best Colleges for Your Money” issue, noting that 100 percent of Hamline students who need financial aid receive it, with an average of 79 percent of need met.

    2019: Forbes

    In 2019, Hamline received a national ranking of 460, and 300 among American private universities, from Forbes Magazine.

    2019: ALLIN challenge

    Hamline was recognized by the national ALL IN Student Democracy Challenge as having the highest voting percentage at a private four-year institution in the United States. Hamline takes its obligation to produce future leaders very seriously and this is reflected by excellent student participation in the public process.

    2018: U.S. News & World Report

    Hamline University remains a top-ranked university in its class according to U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2018 edition. Hamline ranked sixteenth among 162 institutions in the Best Regional Colleges ‘Midwest’ category.

    In addition, Hamline once again made the Best Value list, the top Minnesota university on that list in the Midwest category, and the list of A+ Schools for B Students. 

    2017: Washington Monthly

    Washington Monthly ranked Hamline first in Minnesota and 26th nationwide in its Master’s Universities category for 2017. Hamline also made the publication's Best Bang for the Buck- Midwest Colleges list. 

    Washington Monthly rates schools based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories:
    Social mobility: Recruiting and graduating low-income and first generation students
    Research: Producing cutting-edge scholarship
    Service: 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 2017 rankings on Washington Monthly’s website.

    2017: 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 ten 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.

    2018: 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 recognized by The Princeton Review's annual rankings. The New York City-based education services company selected Hamline as one of the 158 institutions it endorses on its “Best in Midwest” 2018 Best Colleges: Region by Region list. The list recognizes schools across five areas: the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, and international. 

    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, among other factors. They were also prompted to answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life. You can read more about this ranking on The Princeton Review's website

    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.