Hamline was founded in 1854 by members of the Methodist Church and is considered to be Minnesota’s first college. Hamline is a small institution enrolling about 5,000 students. Hamline is known as "a most personal university" because it offers the advantages of a small college — personal attention, small classes and a supportive environment. Yet it is enriched by an exciting metropolitan location between the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis — widely regarded as among the "most livable" in the United States. Opportunities to become involved in sport or other social or service clubs are abundant at Hamline, with some 80 organizations and activities from which to choose.
Main CampusSt. Paul, Minnesota, United States5,000 - 20,000 on Campus250,000+ residents in St. PaulLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
Hamline University is located midway between the adjacent downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul, only minutes away from the multitude of cultural and social activities that the Twin Cities area has to offer. The cities are home to several renowned orchestras and theaters as well as professional football, baseball and basketball teams. Minnesota's varied seasons allow for many outdoor activities ranging from skiing, skating and sledding in the winter to swimming, boating, biking and in-line skating (which originated in Minnesota) during the summer months. You can become the person that you’ve always wanted to be at Hamline, whether that means parlaying your hockey skills to athletic glory or perfecting your business smarts to become a shrewd competitor in the job market, and anything in between. Hamline will help you discover and achieve your goals, whatever they may be. At Hamline, you’ll join an intimate community of students in exploring life, values, activities and the world. Sing and travel the globe with the choir, become a track star, learn how to play the stock market, put on a production with the theater — the possibilities for involvement are endless. See more about what it's like to be a student at Hamline on the student activities website.