Hamline University

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Hamline University can be found in Saint Paul, MN, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Around 3,700 students are enrolled at Hamline University.

Many of the students getting into this school earned an SAT score between 1000 - 1260, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 19 - 26. We were able to estimate the Hamline University average GPA (2.98 - 3.38) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Hamline University admits roughly 70% of students applying per year. Of those that are admitted, nearly 18% enrolled. You can get more information from the admissions office website at hamline.edu.

Overall Hamline University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Hamline University was reported as 67.7% in Fall 2020 with over 4,600 college applications submitted to Hamline University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 19 - 26
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Hamline University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Hamline University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Hamline University has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 70.3%
  • 2017-2018: 69.1%
  • 2018-2019: 67.1%
  • 2019-2020: 67.7%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 63.3%

How Does Hamline University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Hamline University is nineteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Macalester College32.3%
St Catherine University67.3%
Augsburg College76.2%
Northwestern College91.8%
North Central University89.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Hamline University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 640
Math510 - 620
Total Score1000 - 1260
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 25
Math18 - 26
Composite Score19 - 26
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