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.
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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|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||540|
|SAT Math 25th||520|
|SAT Composite 25th||1060|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||660|
|SAT Math 75th||620|
|SAT Composite 75th||1280|
|Average SAT Score||1170|
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
|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%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||27|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||27|
|Average ACT Score||23|
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
|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%|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
84% of Hamline University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||17%||16%||17%|
What are the requirements for admission to Hamline University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
|Subject||Percent of Class|
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=173665 IPEDS survey data for Hamline University.
9% of students submit their SAT scores to Hamline University. 91% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.