US News and World Report ranks UH Manoa's graduate programs in "America's Best Graduate Schools 2007"

School of Law, College of Education and graduate programs in business and environmental law included on top-rated lists

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
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Posted: Mar 31, 2006

Graduate programs at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa are once again recognized among the nation‘s best, according to US News and World Report‘s "America‘s Best Graduate Schools 2007." Graduate school rankings will appear in the magazine on newsstands Monday, April 3.

The William S. Richardson School of Law continues its strong rating as one of the top 100 law schools in the nation—listed this year at number 93 out of 180 law schools accredited by the American Bar Association. "As the smallest law school in that entire group, we have particular reason to be proud," said Dean Aviam Soifer.

The UH law school was also ranked 21st for its Environmental Law program, and 16th in the magazine‘s diversity index which identifies law schools "where students are most likely to encounter classmates from different ethnic backgrounds — not including international students."

"We are very pleased to be highly ranked for our environmental program and for our diversity." said Soifer. "Still, the way that US News measures diversity does not include groups from which we draw many of our outstanding students, nor do they rank Asian and Pacific law programs—a category in which the William S. Richardson School of Law is internationally known as among the very best in the world."

UH Mānoa‘s College of Education also remains among the top 100 teacher preparation schools in the nation. The college is ranked 60 out of 240 graduate programs in education that provided data needed to calculate the rankings.

Graduate programs in international business in the College of Business Administration moved up a spot to 21 and tied with Dartmouth College and George Washington University. The ranking is based on ratings by business school deans and directors of accredited master's programs from the list of schools surveyed who were asked to nominate up to 10 programs for excellence in specialty areas.

"We are delighted that our leadership in the area of international business continues to be recognized in the rankings," said business college Dean Vance Roley. "Our ranking reflects the expertise of our faculty and the strength of our programs."

The US News and World Report rankings of professional-school programs in business, education, engineering, law and medicine, are based on both expert opinion and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school‘s faculty, research and students. For the rankings in all five areas, indicator and opinion data come from surveys of more than 1,200 programs and some 9,600 academics and professionals conducted in fall 2005. For more information on the rankings, visit

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