hamline university: recent rankings 2020: U.S. news & World Report once again, hamline university performed very well in annual rankings compiled by U.S. news & World Report. hamline ranked first among minnesota's 13 regional universities and tied for 15th place among all midwest regional universities. hamline also earned the following regional distinctions: #6 in most innovative schools (#2 in minnesota)#9 in best colleges for veterans (#1 in minnesota)#14 in best value schools (#1 in minnesota) #15 in best undergraduate teaching (#2 in minnesota)#22 in top performers in social mobility (#2 in minnesota) 2020: washington monthly hamline was listed in washington monthly’s “top 40 master’s universities” in september 2020, scoring 36th nationwide in its class and first in minnesota. additionally, hamline has again been named by the publication as a "best bang for the buck: midwest" school. 2020: lendedu hamline was named a "most affordable schools for incoming freshmen with financial need" by lendedu.com, which provides free tools and resources for higher education financing. 2019: allin challenge hamline was recognized by the national all in student democracy challenge as having the highest voting percentage at a private four-year institution in the united states. hamline takes its obligation to produce future leaders very seriously and this is reflected by excellent student participation in the public process.