A group of Hamline Students interacting with each other on campus at Hamline Old Main

Transfer Student Admission

Take charge of your future

As Minnesota’s first university, Hamline has been leading the way since 1854. In fact, we were ranked as the state’s Best Regional University in 2021 by U.S. News & World Report. This isn’t solely based on our excellent academic programs but also the overall value we bring—meaning, we care about making your college experience affordable. 

Here are some facts we take pride in:

  • 95% of incoming undergraduates receive Hamline grants and/or scholarships, with aid available to graduates as well
  • Nearly 30% of last year's graduates transferred from two- or four-year colleges or universities
  • Two-year assurance of graduation for students with Associate of Arts degrees from regionally accredited colleges and universities

For students who are eligible and want to participate in our Two-Year Assurance program, you must have a minimum of 60 transferable credits and adhere to posted deadlines, minimum grade requirements, and minimum credit load requirements.

How do you know which of your credits transfer? It’s easy. 

Use Transfer Evaluation System

And here’s even more good news: Our nationally recognized general education program, the four-year the Hamline Plan, works hand in hand with MinnState's two-year Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC), so you can easily continue your journey to completing your degree.

So what are you waiting for? At Hamline, we provide the tools, so you can hone your talents.

Get to know Hamline

When you join the Hamline community, you’re signing up to learn from talented scholars who want to help you develop real-world skills to prepare you for your career. You’re also signing up for incredible opportunities to showcase your leadership skills and make friends if you choose to participate in one of our many student-run organizations. Read on to learn more about what to expect inside the classroom and what life is like on and off campus. At Hamline, you direct your destiny, but we provide the momentum.

Inside the classroom and beyond: What to expect

Once you decide to become a Piper, you undergo a transfer student-specific orientation process to ensure you smoothly acclimate to Hamline. With a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio and a choice of more than 110 program areas, we provide you with an intimate learning environment and the power of choice, along with top-ranked professors who are dedicated to your academic success. We also offer a plethora of resources for you to find on-campus jobs or off-campus internships, engage in collaborative research with faculty, or study abroad. And for those students who are eligible, we have also instituted a two-year graduation assurance program.

On- and off-campus life

For students who intend to live on campus, Hamline has so much to offer on where to live, what to eat, and how to have fun! 

Want to add a social boost to your college experience here? See what Hamline has to offer!

  • Get involved in one or more of our 80 student organizations, including 22 NCAA Division III teams, a variety of club sports, and six music ensembles. 
  • For students who are looking for personal guidance and wellness support, we provide religious and spiritual programs and events, as well as counseling and health services. 
  • Explore city life: Hamline is home to a vibrant metro community of more than 180 city parks, 20 Fortune 500 companies, great restaurants, museums, sports centers, theatres, and outdoor recreation. 

There is truly something for everyone!

Invest in your future

We know that part of what makes a great university experience is having the peace of mind that it’s comfortably affordable. At Hamline, the vast majority of our students receive some form of financial aid, with our comprehensive packages averaging $40K.  

Hamline offers scholarships and grants, private and federal loans, and work-study programs.

Visit and admission events

Whether in person or virtually, take a tour of Hamline to see what your future could be like as a Piper. We conduct individual visits for prospective transfer students Monday through Friday, host webinar-style informational sessions, and have our monthly Hamline Firsts Series online to discusses various aspects of the college process.

Meet your transfer team

Hamline is dedicated to the success of our transfer students. Learn more about our experienced Transfer Team staff who will help you throughout your time at Hamline University.

Most of my cohort is four years younger than me, and I’ve never felt like that was an issue. I think that’s really unique about Hamline—they’re really welcoming.

Ash Robinson Hamline Student working on the laboratory