Students posing on Hamline campus; US News and World Report Best college badge

First Year Admission

It's your turn to take the lead

As Minnesota’s first university, Hamline has been leading the way since 1854. Today, we're recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Regional University in Minnesota. Now it’s your turn: Discover how Hamline University can help you take the lead with a college experience like no other. 

At Hamline University, you'll find your niche in the world, forging ahead with purpose and passion. You'll find support and your community by bringing your one-of-a-kind contributions to campus. We believe we're all better together. We can’t wait for you to join our community of trailblazers, who continue to pave the way with their academic and career achievements.


The average high school GPA of incoming first-year students.


of first-year students are high school varsity athletes


of first-year students identify as Black, Indigenous, or person of color


of first-year students are the first in their families to attend a 4-year college or university.

I knew forensic anthropology was the career for me, so my mom and I looked into a bunch of schools that have programs for that. Hamline is one of the very few schools that has any sort of forensic program at all. After I went on a tour, met some students, and had some one-on-one talks with them, I thought, 'Yep, this is where I want to be.'" 

Hamline Student Eva Larson

Financial aid packages worth $40,000

We’re dedicated to providing students with an excellent education that’s also affordable. The average financial aid package for first-year students at Hamline is $40,000, and 95% of first-year students receive Hamline scholarships and grants.

Visit us in person or virtually

Get to know us better by visiting our Saint Paul campus or attending one of our virtual events. We encourage you to schedule an individual visit if you’re interested in interacting with a current student or admission counselor. You’ll be able to immerse yourself in the Hamline experience, from the classroom to the campus and wider community.