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UH Mānoa Ranked 42 in US for Arts and Humanities

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A student walks in front of the William S. Richardson School of Law building at the University of Hawai‘i Mānoa campus. PC: UHMC.

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa was rated No. 61 nationally and No. 326 out of more than 20,000 universities worldwide (or the top 2 percent) in an overall university ranking, according to a new international ranking report.

The 2020 United Kingdom-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject was compiled in June 2019.

The World University Rankings by Subject was released on March 4, and ranked UH Mānoa 183 in the world (42 in US) for Arts and Humanities, and 232 worldwide (52 in US) for Natural Sciences. Social Sciences and Management placed 400 in the world (73 in US), and UH Mānoa was ranked in the 401–450 range (115 in US) for the Life Sciences and Medicine category.


QS also rated UH Mānoa in two new subject areas. Archaeology placed in the 151–200 range worldwide (50 in US), and psychology was rated in the 201–250 range internationally (71 in US).

QS evaluated universities using four factors: academic and employer reputation, number of research citations per paper and the h-index, which measures the productivity and impact of published work.

“We are gratified that the QS rankings affirm the academic and research excellence that UH Mānoa continues to achieve in a wide range of disciplines. Our standing among the top universities in the world is a testament to the efforts of our faculty, staff and students,” UH Mānoa Provost Michael Bruno said.


For a full list of QS subject rankings and how UH Mānoa placed in other national and international rankings lists, see the Mānoa Institutional Research Office website.

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