U.S. News & World Report ranks UH Hilo in Top 5 for diversity

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Date: Thursday, August 17, 2006
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The U.S. News & World Reports edition of America’s Best Colleges 2007 has ranked the University of Hawaii at Hilo in a tie for fifth place among the nation’s liberal arts colleges for ethnic and racial diversity among the student body.

UH Hilo had the highest percentage of Asian-Americans among liberal arts colleges in the U.S. at 43 percent.

“We are proud of the multicultural makeup of our student body at UH Hilo,” said Chancellor Rose Tseng. “Our students receive an excellent education and become world citizens through interaction with one of the most diverse group of schoolmates in the country.”

UH Hilo, which ranked in the fourth tier overall among liberal arts colleges, shares Top 5 honors for campus diversity with Pine Manor College (Mass.), Rosemont College (Penn.), Wellesley College (Mass.), Whittier College (Calif.) and Swarthmore College (Penn.)

For more information about the rankings and the methodology followed by US News, visit the Web at: http://www.usnews.com. The print edition of the magazine’s college rankings issue is scheduled to appear on newsstands on Monday, August 21, 2006.

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