#11 Best Private Colleges in Minnesota

Hamline University

Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Hamline University overview
Location Saint Paul, Minnesota
Online hamline.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Hamline University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Hamline University, founded in 1854 as the first university in Minnesota, is a private liberal arts college located in Saint Paul. With its suburban campus offering a mix of historic and modern architecture, the university presents a serene learning environment within the dynamic Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. Hamline is noted for fostering a diverse academic portfolio, with popular programs in legal studies, business, and social sciences. While it has a broadly inclusive admissions policy, the university maintains a selective screening process for its incoming class. On-campus housing is available, supporting a significant portion of the student population. Hamline's Pipers compete in NCAA Division III athletics, without a particular emphasis on athletic renown.

In the most recent statistical year 3,840 prospective students applied, and 3,093 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 477 enrolled in the school.  1,742 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 896 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $45,540 plus fees of $1,076. Hamline University is ranked 400 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Hamline University is rated within the top 41% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Hamline University overview
SAT 1030/1258
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.48

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Hamline University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$720
Other Fees$1,076
Room and Board $11,213
Budget for Other Expenses$1,200
Total One Year Cost$59,749

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$55,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

68% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Hamline University students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 21%
Business 15%
Psychology 12%
English and Literature 7%
Legal Professions 6%

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