Top Colleges for Hispanics

Following are some of the top American colleges for Hispanics:

University of Notre Dame - It is placed 16th in the 2009 list of “Top 25 Colleges for Hispanics”, the seventh year the University has made the list since its debut in 1999. Hispanic Magazine based its evaluations on academic excellence, Hispanic enrollment and achievement, selectivity, student-to-faculty ratio, graduation rates, percentage of Hispanic faculty, financial aid, cultural programs, and support for Hispanic students. In addition, the Magazine noted Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies (ILS) and its Center for the Study of Latino Religion, along with the student organization La Alianza, which strives to unite, educate and embrace the Latino community.

Loma Linda University - According to the 2009 edition of The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, Loma Linda University is ranked 26th overall among the top 100 colleges offering doctoral degree programs to Hispanics. In addition, three other LLU entities shared the honors among schools offering professional degrees to Hispanics: the School of Dentistry is tied for 9th; the School of Pharmacy is tied for 7th; and the School of Medicine ranks 15th among American medical schools.

Arizona State University - ASU was recognized by the journal Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education as one of the top choices for Hispanic students in the country. It has been ranked among the top 100 colleges for Hispanics based on numbers of degrees awarded to Hispanic students and the quality of the institution. ASU's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law was ranked 2nd on Hispanic Business magazine's "2008 Top 10 Law Schools for Hispanic Students".

The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) - It maintained the top spots in the number of bachelor’s and master’s degrees awarded to Hispanics as listed in the annual review of the “Top 100 Colleges for Hispanics” by The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine (2009). In master’s degrees awarded to Hispanics, UTPA was ranked 3rd. Of the 27 different academic program areas examined, UTPA gained a place in 13 categories. In degrees awarded to Hispanics by academic programs, UTPA was ranked 1st in English literature and foreign language, and 2nd in the areas of biological and biomedical sciences, multi-interdisciplinary studies, health sciences, and visual and performing arts.

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