• Life at Hamline students

    Life at Hamline

    At Hamline, you’ll join an intimate community of students in exploring life, values, activities, causes, community, and the world. Hamline students are:

    • An intimate community of 2,157 students, part of a larger Hamline community of 4,700 students
    • Diverse (from 44 states and 34 countries; 25% of students are multicultural)
    • Smart (more than two-thirds receive academic scholarships)

     Check out our Fast Facts page to learn more about Hamline University and life as a student.

    Clubs and Organizations

    Students who are involved tend to stay in school and have an easier time adjusting to college and life beyond the degree. Besides being fun, your involvement in student organizations can help you connect with friends, learn new skills, contribute to the campus community, and stay mentally alert and physically healthy. Involvement in student groups can also help you develop leadership skills and prepare you for your career. Hamline students participate in 89 different student clubs, organizations, intramural leagues, and club teams.

    Visit Campus Recreation to learn about fitness, sports clubs, and intramural activities >

    Visit Student Activities to learn about current organizations and leadership programs > 


    Play your sport for the Hamline Pipers! Varsity athletes enjoy a high level of competition and teammate camaraderie at Hamline, as well as a healthy academic/athletic balance. The university has a long-standing tradition of athletic success, competing in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference -- one of the most competitive NCAA Division III athletic conferences in the nation.

    Learn more about Hamline's 20 varsity teams at the Piper Athletics homepage > 


    Diversity is not merely a characteristic of Hamline, but an integral part of its identity and values. It’s who we are, what we do, and how we see the world. Hamline isn’t a place where you "fit in," conforming to the Hamline mold. Rather, Hamline "fits in" you, welcoming your unique contributions and valuing who you are.

    Learn more about Hamline's Diversity Integration Initiative >

    Visit the Hedgeman Center for Student Diversity Initiatives and Programs >  

    Service Learning and Civic Engagement

    Hamline University takes pride in its commitment to excellence in community service. In fact, Hamline has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll on a consistent basis! The Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment in service-learning and volunteering.

    Learn more at the Wesley Center for Spirituality, Service, and Social Justice >  

    Religion and Spirituality

    As a United Methodist affiliated university, Hamline welcomes people of all religious traditions as well as those with none. Hamline celebrates the religious and spiritual diversity of its community and is committed to promoting compassion, justice, and concern for the common good.

    Visit the Religious and Spiritual Life Office >