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Mānoa Ranked Among Best Colleges

Posted on | September 16, 2011 | Comments Off on Mānoa Ranked Among Best Colleges

Mānoa is again ranked among the Best National Universities in the 2012 edition of the “Best Colleges” guidebook published today by U.S. News and World Report. Out of 280 higher education institutions, Mānoa ranks 164. The 2012 edition of the Best Colleges guidebook is scheduled to appear on newsstands Sept. 20.

It is also ranked among the top U.S. universities as an “A-Plus School for B Students,” which “truly seek a broad, engaged student body” and “where non-superstars have a decent shot at being accepted and thriving.”

UH Mānoa also ranked in the top tier of national universities with campus ethnic diversity, identified as a college “where students are most likely to encounter undergraduates different from themselves.”

“We are pleased to be recognized for having a ‘broad, engaged student body,’ but we also know that such published rankings don’t provide a full view of the unique multicultural global experience in a Hawaiian place of learning that UH Mānoa provides,” says Chancellor Virginia S. Hinshaw. “Such rankings should be regarded by potential students as just one of many tools in assessing UH Mānoa as a great fit for their learning experience, so we encourage students and families to become familiar with our academic offerings, campus environment, and student success programs.”

Shidler College of Business ranked in the top 25 percent of the U.S. News and World Report ranking of Best Undergraduate Business Programs and the college’s undergraduate program in international business ranked 12th. U.S. News also ranked Shidler’s MBA programs in the top 25 percent overall for 2012.

Mānoa is also included in the updated Fiske Guide to Colleges 2012, compiled by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske. The Fiske Guide is designed to give a selective, subjective and systematic look at 300-plus colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada and Great Britain.

“UH offers bachelor’s degrees in nearly 90 fields. Among the best are astronomy, Asian and Pacific area studies, languages and the arts, ethnomusicology, and tropical agriculture. It should come as no surprise that marine and ocean-related programs are also first-rate,” says its description.

Read the news release.