Hamline University: Narrative Description

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1536 Hewitt Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104-1284
Tel: (651)523-2800
Free: 800-753-9753
Admissions: (651)523-2207
Fax: (651)523-2458
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hamline.edu/


Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with United Methodist Church. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's and first professional certificates. Founded 1854. Setting: 50-acre urban campus. Endowment: $70.7 million. Research spending 2003-04: $215,085. Educational spending 2003-04: $6335 per student. Total enrollment: 4,490. Faculty: 433 (180 full-time, 253 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,776 applied, 78% were admitted. 26% from top 10% of their high school class, 54% from top quarter, 86% from top half. 3 National Merit Scholars, 8 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,907 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 86 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 24 states and territories, 28 other countries, 16% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 6% 25 or older, 41% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 84% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; business/marketing; psychology. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities, American University, Southern College Student Exchange Program, Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs, Drew University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview, activity resume. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 12/1 for early action. Notification: continuous until 1/1, 12/20 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $28,606 includes full-time tuition ($21,820), mandatory fees ($250), and college room and board ($6536). College room only: $3274. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $682 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and student level.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 85 open to all; local sororities, international dining club; 5% of women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Congress (HUSC), Acting in the Community Together, Minnesota Public Interest Research Group, residential hall councils, Affordable Arts. Major annual events: homecoming, End of the Year Celebration, Ethnic and Multicultural Festival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 910 college housing spaces available; 789 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Bush Library plus 1 other with 556,450 books, 588,139 microform titles, 3,858 serials, 2,642 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.6 million. 130 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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