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The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Arts, Languages & Letters and College of Natural Sciences are in the top 1% worldwide, according to the Round University Ranking (RUR) subject rankings.

Out of more than 26,000 universities and colleges in the world, UH Mānoa placed No. 53 in the world and No. 23 in the U.S. in humanities and No. 93 worldwide and No. 32 in the U.S. in natural sciences, earning UH’s flagship institution the highest distinction of “Diamond League” in both subjects. More than 700 institutions worldwide were considered by RUR for the humanities and natural sciences rankings.

UH Mānoa was also highly ranked in four other RUR subject rankings:

  • Social Sciences (Released in November 2020)—“Golden League” No. 106 worldwide, No. 41 U.S.
  • Medical Sciences (Released in November 2020)—“Silver League” No. 259 worldwide, No. 78 U.S.
  • Technical Sciences (Released in June 2021)—“Bronze League” No. 325 worldwide, No. 74 U.S.
  • Life Sciences (Released in November 2020)—“Bronze League” No. 328 worldwide, No. 78 U.S.

All subject rankings are based on teaching (40%), research (40%), international diversity (10%) and financial sustainability (10%).

RUR world university rankings

UH Mānoa earned a “Golden League” ranking in the 2021 RUR world university rankings announced in April 2021. UH Mānoa placed No. 172 in the world and No. 56 in the U.S., which is in the same tier as the University of Colorado (No. 166 worldwide, No. 52 U.S.), University of Arizona (No. 168, No. 53 U.S.) and University of California, Santa Barbara (No. 184 worldwide, No. 59 U.S.).

Other rankings

UH Mānoa also received these prominent rankings this year:

For more information, visit the Mānoa Institutional Research Office website.

These rankings are examples of UH Mānoa’s goals of Enhancing Student Success (PDF) and Excellence in Research: Advancing the Research and Creative Work Enterprise (PDF), two of four goals identified in the 2015–25 Strategic Plan (PDF), updated in December 2020.

—By Marc Arakaki

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