Hamline University Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Hamline University was founded in 1854, making it the first university in Minnesota. It was established by Leonidas Lent Hamline, a Methodist Bishop from Ohio, who wanted to create a college that would offer a quality education to the people of Minnesota. The original campus was located in Red Wing and consisted of two buildings and 20 acres of land. In 1880, the school moved to St. Paul and was renamed Hamline University. During this time, the university began offering degrees in law and medicine as well as other liberal arts courses. In 1915, Hamline became one of the first universities in the nation to admit women students on an equal basis with men. Throughout its history, Hamline has maintained its commitment to providing a quality education while also evolving with the times. In recent years, it has added more graduate programs and expanded its online offerings so that students can access classes anytime and anywhere they choose. Today, Hamline is considered one of the top universities in Minnesota with over 30 undergraduate majors and 13 graduate programs available for students to pursue their academic goals.

Hamline University, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Hamline University. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Hamline University, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

Hamline University is a private liberal arts university located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Founded in 1854, it is the oldest university in the state. The university has an acceptance rate of 68%, making it moderately selective. Around 2,300 students are enrolled at Hamline, including undergraduate and graduate students. The student body is made up of students from all 50 states and 70 countries around the world. The average ACT score for incoming freshman is 24 and the average SAT score is 1140. Approximately 21% of students are from underrepresented populations. About 89% of first-year students return to Hamline for their second year and the six-year graduation rate is 72%. In addition to its strong academics, Hamline offers over 60 majors and concentrations across 4 colleges: College of Liberal Arts; College of Business; College of Education, Leadership & Counseling; and School of Law. Students can also choose from a variety of study abroad programs in more than 20 countries worldwide.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 77%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate 85%
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 72%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 2,155
Female applicants 1,148
Male applicants 1,007
Applicants accepted 1,662
Female applicants accepted 908
Male applicants accepted 754
Freshman enrollment 440
Female freshman enrollment 253
Male freshman enrollment 187
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants 847
Early action applicants accepted 724
Early action applicants enrolled 170
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 39%

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 0
Students accepting place on wait list 0
Students accepted from wait list 0

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 98%
Average high school GPA 3.3
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3-3.7

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 13%
SAT Critical Reading average score 537
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 450-600
SAT Math average score 537
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 450-595
SAT Writing average score 522
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 455-590
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range 6-8

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 91%
Average ACT Composite score 24
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 21-26
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 20-27
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 20-26