Admission Info for First-Year Students

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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.

Our students are exceptional

Students in class

Stellar students


The average high school GPA of incoming first-year students

Celebrating diversity


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

Achieving firsts


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

Hamline Student Eva Larson

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.

Eva Larson '21, anthropology and criminology & criminal justice; archaeologist