As Minnesota’s first university, we’ve been empowering students to make the world better for everyone. With the spirit of a trailblazer, we led the charge to educate the state’s earliest leaders—before there was a state to lead. As we go boldly into the future, we take the lead once more as difference makers, innovators, and champions of justice, determined to do all the good we can.
At Hamline, our mission is to create a diverse and collaborative community of learners dedicated to the development of students' knowledge, values, and skills for successful lives of leadership, scholarship, and service.
Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota stresses social justice, civic responsibility, leadership and service.
Ranked first of comprehensive master’s universities in Minnesota by U.S.News & World Report, Hamline enrolls 1,953 undergraduates from 30 states and 62 nations. Founded in 1854 and affiliated with United Methodist Church, Hamline offers 36 majors, median class size of 19, 95% of faculty members holding highest degrees in their fields, 70 organizations, and 19 varsity sports.
Interdisciplinary First-Year Seminars prepare students with intensive reading, discussion, analysis and writing. Emphasizing practical applications of theory-based liberal arts education, Hamline requires independent studies and internships.