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Hamline Ranked Minnesota’s Best Regional University for Third Year

U.S. News & World Report ranked Hamline University as Minnesota’s top regional university for the third year in a row, according to its 2023-24 report released Monday. Hamline was ranked 10th overall in the Midwest (up two places from last year) by the influential college ranking publication.

Hamline was also recognized in the Wall Street Journal in their 2023 College Pulse Rankings. Hamline was ranked #184 in the national rankings among all universities in the country, and #3 among Minnesota institutions. The WSJ rankings are weighted to favor student success including graduation rates, income after graduation and return on tuition investment – all areas where Hamline excels.

“These rankings are a resounding affirmation that a Hamline education affords students with transformational results at a tremendous value,” President Fayneese Miller said. “This is recognition that our students are well served during their time at Hamline and well prepared for success after college.”

In other U.S. News rankings: Hamline jumped five spots in the Best Value School ranking (9th among Midwest regional universities) while maintaining Minnesota’s top spot for a second year in a row.

Another outstanding result for Hamline was Best Colleges for Veterans, where the university was ranked #2 among Midwest Regional Universities – up 40 places from last year.

Hamline also rose up the ranks in Undergraduate Teaching (7th among Midwest regional universities, 2nd in Minnesota) and Social Mobility (19th in the Midwest, 4th in Minnesota). U.S. News & World Report also ranked Hamline highly in Most Innovative Schools (6th in the Midwest, 2nd in Minnesota).