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Admission at Hamline University

Prepare to become a leader

Become what you’ve always imagined. Someone full of purpose and passion, making your mark in the world and inspiring others along the way. Whether you’re graduating from high school, looking to finish your undergraduate degree, pursuing graduate studies, or seeking professional development, Hamline has a track for you. Everyone is welcome here, from soon-to-be doctors and emerging writers to future engineers and working professionals. So explore your potential with us. No matter what you want to study, you’ll benefit from Hamline’s foundational principles of ethical leadership and real-world education.

We’re here to equip you with all the tools you’ll need to ensure the diploma you walk out with truly makes a difference. The Hamline experience is one that prepares you to take the lead—in your community, at your job, and in your world.

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First year admission

Make your education a life-changing adventure. At Hamline, you’ll be part of a community, not just a classroom. Pursue your major and get hands-on experience for your future career, all with our dedicated support services.

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Graduate admission

Our innovative graduate offerings range from business, education, and creative writing to legal studies programs. With flexible degree options and specialized learning, each program is designed for your next career move.

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Transfer admission

We know transfer students—and we know you need options. Join our on-campus program to finish your degree.

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Online bachelor's completion admission

Looking for a fully online option? We help transfer students finish their bachelor’s degree entirely online. Receive an exemplary education that lets you balance work and family. Discover how you can complete college with a major in business or psychology. 

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International admission

Students from all over the world can find a home here. Learn how to apply to Hamline as an international undergraduate or graduate student.

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Admitted students

So you’ve joined the Piper family and are ready to start your journey. Congrats! Get quick and easy access to important information, including everything you need for orientation and move-in day.

Other program offerings

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Postsecondary enrollment

The Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program gives high schoolers the opportunity to take college-level courses for credit.

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Continuing education

Hamline offers a variety of options for individuals with a bachelor’s degree looking to pursue certificates or postbaccalaureate studies.

Why Hamline? 

When you pursue your studies at Hamline, you get more than an outstanding education. You'll find mentors and receive personalized attention from professors as you engage in experiential learning that applies to your future career. You’ll also join our close-knit community with access to internships, cutting-edge research, and local or global study away opportunities.

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Hamline is ranked the best regional university in Minnesota, and for the best value.
U.S. News & World Report

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At Hamline, we focus on ensuring you graduate ready for your first career or next career.

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We know the cost of your education matters. Hamline is more affordable than many public universities.


Find your program

From biochemistry to women’s studies, Hamline has a broad range of programs that will take your educational pursuits to the next level.

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Financial aid

Affordability is important to you—and to us. Explore our competitive financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

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Start your application

No matter what kind of student you are, you’ll find everything you need to get started with your application.

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Get more information

It’s easy to get the information you’re looking for. Tell us about yourself and we’ll share all about Hamline.

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Schedule a visit

From on-campus tours to virtual meetings and events, you’re invited to discover what makes Hamline special.