• We Take the Lead at Hamline - Students Graduating

    At Hamline University, we don’t sit back idly and wait for the world to change. We make it happen by working tirelessly, being persistent, and broadening our perspective with an education deeply rooted in the liberal arts.



  • We believe in local service with a global impact

    Hamline sets the standard by educating big thinkers and difference makers who take the lead with purpose and passion. Our locally engaged, globally connected graduates reach across boundaries of culture and class to make the world better—together.

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  • Abdul Wright Feature Story: we live what we value
  • Abdul teaching


    Abdul Wright MAEd ’16
    teacher, Best Academy

    If there’s one universal truth of middle school, it’s self-doubt—but teachers such as Abdul Wright, 2016 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, help students surpass those moments of doubt. Wright, who teaches middle school in the Best Academy charter system, reminded his students what it means to celebrate your community and heritage by leading them in singing the Black National Anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” at the White House.



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    We find a way to pave the way

    As Minnesota’s first university, Hamline paved the way for progress by educating the state’s earliest leaders—before there was a state to lead. Our first graduates were not only women but also the first graduates in Minnesota. As we go boldly into the future, we take the lead once more as champions of justice, determined to do all the good we can.


    Emily Anderson welding class of 2018
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    Emily Anderson ’18
    alumna, Hamline University

    After transferring to Hamline, Emily Anderson found the perfect mix of passions to pursue: sculpting, sociology, and gender theory. There wasn’t a major that encompassed all three of those subjects, but that didn’t stop her. Using Hamline’s Flex Curriculum option, Anderson took the lead on creating her own major—gender and sexuality in art—which has included using summer collaborative research to explore sculpting and feminist theory.


  • We shine on the field and in our fields

    Whether it’s in athletics, business, humanities, or the sciences, Pipers are prepared to take the lead in any field with rigorous academics grounded in real-world experience. 100% of Hamline students complete internships, collaborative research, and service-learning projects across more than 50 areas of study.

     Football quarterback at Hamline University




  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Students in Anderson Center

    Fast Facts

    Check out our Fast Facts to get a quick overview of Hamline University, our signature programs, and how we are taking the lead in higher education.