Hamline University

Hamline University

Hamline University was founded in 1854 as the first university in Minnesota. The university was named after a bishop of the Methodist Church, Leonidas Lent Hamline. HU's main campus is spread across an area of more than 40 acres in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Hamline University grants bachelors, doctorate and masters degrees. It is made up of:

  • College of Liberal Arts
  • Graduate School of Liberal Studies
  • Hamline University School of Business
  • Hamline University School of Law
  • School of Education

Hamline University is a member of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Its sports teams are known as the Pipers. The university is also known as the 'birthplace of intercollegiate basketball." The first intercollegiate basketball game was hosted on February 9, 1895 in the basement of the old science building in Hamline University.

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Contacting Hamline

Hamline University
1536 Hewitt Avenue
Saint Paul , MN 55104-1284
General Phone: (651) 523-2800

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Hamline Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Law263law, foreign lawyers, legal assistant, legal professions
Liberal Arts228East Asian studies, Latin American studies, women's studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, English, creative writing, liberal arts and humanities, ...
Education and Teaching222education, teacher ed, science teaching, social studies teaching, ESL instruction, education courses
Business and Management96business management, non-profit management, international business, business and related services
Science51biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counseling44psychology
Family and Social Work30public administration
Security and Law Enforcement25criminal justice and safety, forensic science
Media18communication studies
Religion and Philosophy14philosophy, religion
Drama and Performing Arts9various performing arts
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy8health and physical education, sports and fitness management
Conservation and Resource Management7environmental studies
Fine Arts6fine arts, art history and criticism
Music4music, music performance

Number of programs and degrees for Hamline in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree45441
Master's degree33812
Doctor's degree62
Postbaccalaureate certificate273
First-professional degree2061
Post-master's certificate01

Hamline Student Body

In 2007-2008, Hamline had a total enrollment of 4,803 students (3,984 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 38%
Graduate 47%
First Professional 16%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 72%
Black 4%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 4%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 14%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 16%
20-21 17%
22-24 15%
25-29 20%
30-34 10%
35-39 7%
40-49 8%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

South Dakota2%
North Dakota2%
(International Students)1%

Hamline Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 81 %

Hamline Room and Board (2007)

Hamline offers campus housing for 922 of its 3,984 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of St. Paul, Minnesota for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Minnesota Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Hamline Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal480633
SAT Math495610
SAT Writing463618
ACT Verbal1927
ACT Math2027
ACT Composite2028

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrecommended
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT12%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT92%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Hamline Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 28,152
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 28,152
Room and board $ 7,784
Room charge $ 3,976
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,808
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 650

Financial Aid:
Hamline participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 235400)

Hamline Faculty

Hamline has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*2*
Associate professorcalendar year6$68,8346$69,437
Assistant professorcalendar year5$54,46715$51,076
Instructorcalendar year1*3$48,188
No academic rankcalendar year1*3$87,644
All faculty totalcalendar year15$62,87729$60,283

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year39$92,74721$84,690
Associate professoracademic year15$69,47224$70,323
Assistant professoracademic year15$53,16018$52,128
Instructoracademic year2*7$54,506
No academic rankacademic year2*3$59,642
All faculty totalacademic year73$78,55573$68,014

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Hamline Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Hamline Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Education, Other
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Family And Social Work
Public Administration

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Professions and Studies, Other
Programs for Foreign Lawyers (LLM, MCL)

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Hamline Apart:

% of degrees in law
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Hamline % of degrees in law
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Hamline Number of degree programs
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Hamline Number of students
% of degrees in liberal arts
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%Hamline % of degrees in liberal arts
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 18%Hamline Salaries of full-time faculty
Student SAT scores
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Hamline Student SAT scores

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
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checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
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checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (air force)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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