University of Hawaii at Manoa

Founded in 1907, The University of Hawaii at Manoa (UH Manoa) is a public co-educational university and is the flagship campus of the University of Hawaiʻi System. It is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as having "very high research activity".

The University of Hawaii at Manoa is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The UH Mānoa School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene’s baccalaureate and master’s nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


- University of Hawaii at Manoa is ranked 159th among Tier 1 National Universities (USNWR 2011).

- According to the U.S. News 2010 edition of America’s Best Colleges issue of top U.S. undergraduate business programs, the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is ranked 12th overall in International Business, up from 19th place in 2009.

- The Geriatrics Program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa‘s John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) is ranked 16th in the nation, according to the U.S. News (2010).

- The graduate program in International Business is ranked 21st by U.S. News “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2010”, tied with Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business. It is placed 9th among the public schools.

- Ranked 125th internationally for Arts & Humanities (THE-QS World University Rankings 2009).

- 60th in the US News Ranking of Best Graduate Social Work Programs (2009).

- The National Science Foundation ranks UH Mānoa in the top 30 public universities in federal research funding for engineering and science and 49th overall.

- The School of Law is placed 3rd in the Princeton Review Ranking of Best Law Schools - Best Environment for Minority Students (2008).

- 86th in the NRC Rankings of Top US universities in Physiology (2007).

- 28th in the NRC Ranking of Top Geosciences Doctoral Programs in the US (1995).

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