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Hamline University

Hamline is Minnesota’s first university, and among the first coeducational universities in the nation. Whatever your academic interests, you can find them in Hamline’s more than 50 areas of study. Hamline is the top-ranked private Minnesota university in its class according to U.S.News & World Report. Hamline is ranked in the top fifteen in the “Great School, Great Price” category (in which schools are ranked in terms of dollar value for the quality of education) by U.S.News & World Report. Hamline is an intimate community of 2,242 undergraduate students, part of a larger Hamline community of 4,469 students from all schools. The only United Methodist university in Minnesota, Hamline fosters a community ethic of social justice and civic responsibility.
Hamline students are involved in more than 60 student organizations and 20 athletic teams. 100% of students complete an internship, collaborative research, a service learning project, or field-based research. Pipers study abroad in more than 40 countries. Students contribute nearly 47,000 hours of community service annually. More than half engage in community service each year. Hamline’s campus is award-winningly beautiful and also boasts environmentally-friendly features like rain gardens, native flora, energy-efficient lighting. The Anderson Center was built to LEED silver standards and features a green roof, solar panels, high performance glass and lighting, site-harvested wood, and recycled building materials. Hamline hosted and played in the world’s first intercollegiate basketball game on February 9, 1895 and is known as the “birthplace of intercollegiate basketball.”


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How Columbine became a blueprint for school shooters

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