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Hamline University Admission Requirements

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Chances of getting into Hamline University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
67.1%
Admission Difficulty for Hamline University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Hamline University and can I get accepted? The school has a 67% acceptance rate ranking it #21 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,219 out of 4,794 applicants were admitted making Hamline University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 49 percent. Hamline University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Find out which students are getting accepted at Hamline University, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Hamline University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1060-1280
Applicants Submitting SAT
9%
SAT Scores for Hamline University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for Hamline University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1280
Average SAT Score 1170

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Hamline University?

Hamline University typically requires applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. The school ranks #11 in Minnesota for highest average SAT composite score. 9 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Hamline University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1280 and Above Good >78%
1170 to 1280 Avg + 67%-78%
1060 to 1170 Avg - 54%-67%
950 to 1060 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 950 Low <41%
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Hamline University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
91%
ACT Scores for Hamline University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Hamline University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Hamline University?

Admission data indicates that Hamline University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #14 in Minnesota for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 91 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Hamline University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Hamline University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >79%
23 to 27 Avg + 67%-79%
20 to 23 Avg - 56%-67%
17 to 20 Reach 45%-56%
Less than 17 Low <45%
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Hamline University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.48
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Hamline University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Hamline University was 3.48 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #16 in Minnesota for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Hamline University accepts 67% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Hamline University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 31% Good
3.50 to 3.75 25% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 13% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

High School Class Rank

84% of Hamline University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Hamline University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 19%
Top 25% of class 47%
Top 50% of class 84%
Bottom 50% of class 16%
Bottom 25% of class 3%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Hamline University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,004 1,790 4,794
Accepted 2,079 1,140 3,219
Acceptance Rate 69% 64% 67%
Enrolled 350 188 538
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 16% 17%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Hamline University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Hamline University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Hamline University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
B
Bethel University

Saint Paul, Minnesota

S
Saint Johns University

Collegeville, Minnesota

S
The College of Saint Scholastica

Duluth, Minnesota

E
Emmaus Bible College

Dubuque, Iowa

C
Coe College

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

N
Nebraska Wesleyan University

Lincoln, Nebraska

B
Bradley University

Peoria, Illinois

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=173665 IPEDS survey data for Hamline University.

FAQs

Does Hamline University prefer SAT or ACT?

9% of students submit their SAT scores to Hamline University. 91% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Hamline University?

67% of those who apply are granted admission to Hamline University. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Hamline University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1060 and 1280. 9% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Hamline University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 27. 91% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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