Hamline News

Welcome to Incoming Students


Hamline University welcomes its new transfer and first-year students to campus for their first week of class. The Class of 2021 comes with over 530 students, the second largest class in Hamline's 163-year history.

Our incoming class is compromised of 47-percent first generation students (neither parent completed a four year degree) and 41-percent of students who self-identify as students of color or indigenous students. Eight-percent of the students are legacy students (a parent and/or grandparent is an alumnus, or a sibling is concurrently enrolled at Hamline). 

More stats on the Class of 2021: 
1. Students come from 25 different states
2. More than half reported significant involvement with community service and volunteerism 
3. 24-percent are athletes 
4. 30-percent are in the top 10 percent of their graduating 

Other fun facts about some of our first-years: 
1. One student started a feminist club at her school 
2. One student from North Carolina saved a man's life with CPR 
3. One student received Servant Leadership Award in 2016 for Youth in Government 
4. One student is the president of Bemidji Youth Advisory 
5. One student started a charity for school supply selection

Join us in welcoming this great group of new undergraduate students to the Hamline community.