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The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is one of the nation’s best higher education institutions, according to The Princeton Review’s 2024 edition of “The Best 389 Colleges” guide, released on August 15.

The rankings are solely based on its surveys of college students about their schools. The schools included in “The Best 389 Colleges” are not ranked from No. 1–No. 389, and feature the top 15% of four-year colleges in the U.S.

In addition, The Princeton Review placed UH Mānoa as one of the top 79 colleges in the west, and one of the top 455 “green” colleges, which recognizes the most environmentally responsible schools.

“This national recognition is a testament to the hard work of our world-class faculty, students and staff,” UH Mānoa Provost Michael Bruno said. “We are committed to constantly raising the bar to improve the experience we provide our students in and out of the classroom.”

More about ‘The Best 389 Colleges’

The Princeton Review collected 165,000 surveys of students at the schools in The Best 389 Colleges (about 424 per school on average). The surveys were conducted in 2022–23 and/or the previous two academic years. The 85-question survey asked students to rate their professors, administrators, financial aid, campus amenities, school services and other aspects of life at their colleges on a five-point scale, and to report on their experiences at them.

“We created our rankings to provide a resource for college applicants that helps them answer what may well be the toughest question in their college search—‘What’s the best school for me?’” said Rob Franek, editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review and lead author of The Best 389 Colleges. “Our selection of colleges for this book reflects our high opinion of the schools: we recommend each one as academically outstanding. Our ranking lists reflect the opinions of the school’s students—their customers—and their reports to us about their campus experiences.”

Other rankings

UH Mānoa also received these notable rankings:

For more information on rankings, see the Mānoa Institutional Research Office website.

—By Marc Arakaki

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