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Hamline University Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

69.1%
Admission Difficulty for Hamline University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into Hamline University? The school has a 69% acceptance rate. Last year, 2,937 out of 4,250 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 challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 46 percent. Hamline University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 18% 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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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1090-1320
Applicants Submitting SAT
5%
SAT Scores for Hamline University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for Hamline University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1320
Estimated Average SAT 1210
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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Hamline University?

Hamline University typically requires applicants to be in the top 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 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 970. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. 5 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Hamline University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1320 and Above Good >79%
1205 to 1320 Avg + 69%-79%
1090 to 1205 Avg - 57%-69%
975 to 1090 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 975 Low <44%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
95%
ACT Scores for Hamline University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Hamline University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 26
Estimated Average ACT 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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 95 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Hamline University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Hamline University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >79%
23 to 26 Avg + 69%-79%
20 to 23 Avg - 57%-69%
17 to 20 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 17 Low <44%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Hamline University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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

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%

Admission Statistics

Hamline University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,627 1,623 4,250
Accepted 1,891 1,046 2,937
Acceptance Rate 72% 64% 69%
Enrolled 352 183 535
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 17% 18%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Hamline University and what considerations affect 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

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