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UH Hilo Gets Top Ratings in Nat’l Liberal Arts College Rankings

·By civilbeat

The University of Hawaii at Hilo is getting some national recognition for its contribution to the public good, garnering top ratings in the Washington Monthly’s 2013 liberal arts college rankings. UH officials say the campus’s new College of Pharmacy was key to the high score.

The Washington Monthly, an independent public policy magazine, avoids using conventional measures of college prestige and evaluates how much schools boost social mobility, produce research and generate public service. It measures community-service participation and percentage of students receiving Pell Grants, for example.

The 2013 liberal arts college rankings