Hamline University


Enrollment: 1,986.

Student Body: 58% female, 42% male, 15% out-of-state, 3% international (53 countries represented). Asian 6%, African American 5%, Caucasian 75%, Hispanic 2%, Native American 1%.

Retention and Graduation: 82% freshmen return for sophomore year. 61% freshmen graduate within 4 years. 27% grads go on to further study within 1 year. 17% grads pursue arts and sciences degrees. 4% grads pursue law degrees. 2% grads pursue business degrees. 1% grads pursue medical degrees.

Faculty: Student/faculty ratio 14:1. 173 full-time faculty, 87% hold PhDs, 11% are members of minority groups, 49% are women.


Degrees: Bachelor’s, first professional, masters, post-bachelor’s certificate.

Classes: Most classes have 10-19 students. Most lab/discussion sessions have 10-19 students.

Majors with Highest Enrollment: Business/commerce; criminal justice/police science; psychology.

Special Study Options: Cross-registration, double major, dual enrollment, English as a Second Language (ESL), exchange student program (domestic), honors program, independent study, internships, student-designed major, study abroad, teacher certification program Combined degree programs: BA/JD, BA/MEng, 3-3 prog with Hamline School of Law. Special programs offered to physically disabled students include note-taking services, reader services, tape recorders, tutors.

Career services: Alumni network, alumni services, career/job search classes, career assessment, internships, regional alumni.

Career services highlights include: All students must fulfill the Leadership, Education, and Development (LEAD) requirement which integrates the liberal arts with the world of work. Most students choose an internship to fulfill this requirement.


Housing: Coed dorms, fraternity/sorority housing, apartments for married students, cooperative housing, apartments for single students, PRIDE (AfricanAmerican), Spectrum (GLBT), Hmong, foreign language interest, theme housing (floors organized around areas like Arts, Weekends on Campus, GLBT, and Social Justice). 80% of campus accessible to physically disabled.

Special Academic Facilities/Equipment: Theatre, music hall, art gallery, science center.

Computers: 100% of classrooms, 100% of dorms, 100% of libraries, 100% of dining areas, 100% of student union, 100% of common outdoor areas have wireless network access. Students can register for classes online. Administrative functions (other than registration) can be performed online.


Environment: Metropolis.

Activities: Choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook, campus ministries, international student organization, Model UN.

Organizations: 77 registered organizations, 11 honor societies, 9 religious organizations. 1 fraternities, 2 sororities.

Athletics (Intercollegiate): Men: Baseball, basketball, cross-country, diving, football, ice hockey, soccer, swimming, tennis, track/field (outdoor), track/field (indoor). Women: Basketball, cross-country, diving, gymnastics, ice hockey, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track/field (outdoor), track/field (indoor), volleyball.

On-Campus Highlights: Klas Center (stadium and food service), Walker Field House, Sorin Dining Hall, Sundin Music Hall, Bush Student Center. Environmental Initiatives: Recycling program Energy saving projects such as chiller replacement, boiler burner replacement and lighting retrofits. Transportation initiatives (increases in bike parking and the use of electric vehicles in mail services and safety and security services, discounted transit pass).


Freshman Academic Profile: Average high school GPA 3.4. 20% in top 10% of high school class, 49% in top 25% of high school class, 79% in top 50% of high school class. 90% from public high schools. SAT Math middle 50% range 540-640. SAT Critical Reading middle 50% range 512.5-645. SAT Writing middle 50% range 510-615. ACT middle 50% range 21-27. Minimum paper TOEFL 550. Minimum computer TOEFL 213.

Basis for Candidate Selection: Very important factors considered include: Class rank, rigor of secondary school record. Important factors considered include: Application essay, academic GPA, recommendation(s), standardized test scores, extracurricular activities, interview, talent/ability. Other factors considered include: Alumni/ae relation, character/personal qualities, first generation, racial/ethnic status, volunteer work, work experience.

Freshman Admission Requirements: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted. Academic units recommended: 4 English, 3 mathematics, 3 science, (3 science labs), 2 foreign language, 4 social studies, 0 history, 4 academic electives.

Freshman Admission Statistics: 2,018 applied, 78% admitted, 29% enrolled.

Transfer Admission Requirements: College transcript(s), essay or personal statement, minimum college GPA of 2.0 required. Lowest grade transferable C-.

General Admission Information: Notification on a rolling basis, beginning on or about 12/20. Nonfall registration accepted. Admission may be deferred for a maximum of 2 years. Credit and/or placement offered for CEEB Advanced Placement tests.


Required Forms and Deadlines: FAFSA. Priority financial aid filing date 3/1.

Notification of Awards: Applicants will be notified of awards on a rolling basis beginning 3/15.

Types of Aid: Need-based scholarships/grants: Federal Pell, SEOG, state scholarships/grants, private scholarships, the school’s own gift aid, Federal ACG and SMART grants. Loans: FFEL Subsidized Stafford, FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford, FFEL PLUS, Federal Perkins, state loans, Non-federal alternative loans.

Student Employment: Federal Work-Study Program available. Institutional employment available. Highest amount earned per year from on-campus jobs $3,250. Off-campus job opportunities are excellent.

Financial Aid Statistics: 74% freshmen, 72% undergrads receive need-based scholarship or grant aid. 8% freshmen, 7% undergrads receive non-need-based scholarship or grant aid. 66% freshmen, 65% undergrads receive need-based self-help aid. 98% freshmen, 95% undergrads receive any aid. 79% undergrads borrow to pay for school. Average cumulative indebtedness $30,518.

Criteria for awarding institutional aid: Non-need-based: Academics, alumni affiliation, art, job skills, leadership, minority status, music/drama, religious affiliation, state/district residency.

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