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Hamline University Admission Requirements

Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Chances of getting into Hamline University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
69%
Admission Difficulty for Hamline University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Hamline University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Hamline University is 69%.  It ranks #16 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. Hamline University is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 3,062 out of 4,441 applicants were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 49 percent (SAT 995/1225 ACT 20/26). Hamline University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.48. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Hamline University application fee is $0 and applications are due by Jun 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Hamline University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Hamline University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
995-1225
Applicants Submitting SAT 
9%
SAT Scores for Hamline University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 485
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 995
SAT Scores for Hamline University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 615
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1225
Average SAT Score 1110

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Hamline University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 995 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 880. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. Hamline University ranks #16 in Minnesota for highest average SAT composite score. 9 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Hamline University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1225 and Above Good >81%
1110 to 1225 Avg + 69%-81%
995 to 1110 Avg - 54%-69%
880 to 995 Reach 38%-54%
Less than 880 Low <38%
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Hamline University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
91%
ACT Scores for Hamline University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Hamline University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 26
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 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #13 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Hamline University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >81%
23 to 26 Avg + 69%-81%
20 to 23 Avg - 54%-69%
17 to 20 Reach 38%-54%
Less than 17 Low <38%
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Hamline University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Hamline University?

Applicants require 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 #18 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 69% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Hamline University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 10.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 23.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 20.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 19.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 14.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 14.0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

79% 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 14%
Top 25% of class 43%
Top 50% of class 79%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

Hamline University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,718 1,723 4,441
Accepted 1,942 1,120 3,062
Acceptance Rate 71% 65% 69%
Enrolled 295 160 455
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 14% 15%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
124

Applicants have 124 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Hamline University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

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

Hamline University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
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

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?

69% of those who apply are granted admission to Hamline University. Admission competition is low and the college has average 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 995 and 1225. 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 26. 91% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.