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Study at Hamline University

Hamline University was founded in 1854 as the first university in Minnesota. The university was named after a bishop of the Methodist Church, Leonidas Lent Hamline. HU's main campus is spread across an area of more than 40 acres in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Hamline University grants bachelors, doctorate and masters degrees. It is made up of:

  • College of Liberal Arts
  • Graduate School of Liberal Studies
  • Hamline University School of Business
  • Hamline University School of Law
  • School of Education
Hamline University is a member of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Its sports teams are known as the Pipers. The university is also known as the “birthplace of intercollegiate basketball. " The first intercollegiate basketball game was hosted on February 9, 1895 in the basement of the old science building in Hamline University.

Profile of Hamline University

Students attend Hamline in Saint Paul, MN, a large city. The school is proud of its United Methodist status. Hamline is a private, not-for-profit institution. The school degrees go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Hamline is known for its programs in law.

Hamline Selectivity

The school is selective and does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 513. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 540 and 640.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Hamline is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

There are 4, 803 students at the school .

Student Life

Hamline values student athletics, and belongs to the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Hamline Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Law268law, legal professions, legal assistant, legal research, pre-law
Liberal Arts202English, political science, economics, creative writing, sociology, anthropology, social studies, liberal arts and humanities, . . .
Education and Teaching144education courses, teacher ed, education, ESL instruction, science teaching, social studies teaching
Business and Management94business management, non-profit management, international business, business and related services
Therapy and Counselling47psychology
Family and Social Work44social service professions, public administration
Science37biology, chemistry, physics, biochemistry
Security and Law Enforcement34criminal justice and safety, forensic science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy16health and physical education, sports and fitness management
Media13communication studies
Religion and Philosophy12philosophy, religion
Fine Arts10fine arts, art history and criticism
Drama and Performing Arts5various performing arts
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental studies
Music1music, music performance

Contact: Hamline

Hamline University

1536 Hewitt Avenue

Saint Paul, MN 55104-1284

General Phone: (651) 523-2800


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