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The Best Colleges in Hawaii Ranked for 2019

These are the best four year colleges in Hawaii as ranked by CollegeSimply. This Hawaii ranking is a subset of our national ranking of the best colleges in America. Our ranking methodology is purely statistical and not subjective in nature. Measuring factors include but are not limited to: student body intellect as indicated by admission scores, graduation rate and admission selectivity. In order to be considered for the ranking, a school must offer four year undergraduate degrees, selectively admit students and be a non-profit institution. Leading the 2019 ranking as the best college in Hawaii is Brigham Young University Hawaii.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in Hawaii
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 Brigham Young University Hawaii 451 139 840
2 University of Hawaii at Manoa 404 1,215 683
3 Hawaii Pacific University 586 976 1,226
4 University of Hawaii at Hilo 719 1,063 1,306
5 Chaminade University of Honolulu 675 1,417 1,257
6 University of Hawaii West Oahu 951 1,092 1,730
7 New Hope Christian College 1,860 461 1,090

Ranking Methodology

Overall Rank is calculated based on the following school characteristics.

1National Academic Rank is calculated using standardized test admission data as well as GPA data for admitted freshman.
2National Selectivity Rank is based on admission selectivity for incoming students starting the 2016-2017 academic year.
3National Graduation Rank is based on the percentage of students graduating with bachelor's degrees within six years.