Only one school made everyone's list, given our criteria, and
that's the University of Texas at Austin. Over 10 percent of the student
population is Hispanic. Tuition and fees are reasonable: A
great deal for one of this
country's top-rated universities.
Like Berkeley, UCLA is among the leaders of top affordable schools
for Hispanics. UCLA's faculty includes three Nobel Laureates and more than 300
Fulbright Scholarship winners. In the past ten years, more than 260 UCLA
scholars have been awarded Guggenheim Fellowships.
MEMEX also has UCSD on its list, and the school weighs in on
U.S. News & World Report's list at sixteenth among national universities
with an overall score of 81. It's faculty boasts six Nobel Laureates.
A great western University, reasonable tuition for instate
and out of state residents. High percentage of minority
UC Irvine rates high among national universities. It
has a diverse student population with over 10% Hispanic.In
1995 UCI became the first public university whose faculty won two Nobel Prizes
in two different fields in the same year: Dr. Frederick Reines in physics and
Dr. Sherwood Rowland in chemistry. In state and out of
state tuition is reasonable.
UC Davis shares a high ranking with UC Irvine, and
makes our list with over 10 percent Hispanic. Of all incoming freshmen, 95 percent rank in the top 10 percent of
their high school classes. Reasonable in and out of state
UCSB is among the top national universities attended by
Hispanic students. Its
faculty includes fellows of the National Endowment for the Humanities,
recipients of the National Medal of Science, and members of the National
Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Sciences and National Academy
of Engineering. Reasonable tuition in and out of state.
Over 10 per cent Hispanic.
Humboldt State in the first
tier of Western universities in Saludos Hispanos survey.
Approximately 8% Hispanic. Reasonable tuition in and out of state.
Humboldt students record the highest passing scores
among the 22-campus Cal State University system on the CBEST (the California
Basic Educational Skills Test). The CBEST measures reading, mathematics skills
and expository writing and is required of new teachers, administrators,
counselors, psychologists and librarians.
CSU Fresno leads our top fifteen list in this category:
Over 30% of the undergraduates are Hispanic. It is
ranked in the first tier of Western Universities by U.S. News & World
Report with a reputation score of 2.4. Reasonable tuition in and out of state.
Saludos Hispanos includes this institution on its list, while U.S. News & World Report ranks it in the second tier with a reputation score of 3.0
out of 4.0. Over 10 percent of the undergraduates are
Hispanic. Reasonable tuition in and out of state.
Texas A&M's faculty boasts two Nobel Prize recipients and
a National Medal of Science winner, six members of the National Academy of
Sciences and thirteen members of the National Academy of Engineering.
Reasonable tuition in and out of state. Approximately ten percent are Hispanic.
Cal Poly Pomona has a large Hispanic representation of over
20 percent undergraduate students. U.S. News & World Report
places Cal Poly Pomona in tier two of Western Universities, with a reputation
score of 2.9 out of 4.0. Reasonable tuition in and out of state.
Over 12 percent of the undergraduates are Hispanic.
Reasonable tuition in and out of state. It as the
number-one institution for hydro enologists. The U of Arizona, however, makes
Princeton Review's list of "Long Lines and Red Tape" as sixth worst.
This specialty school is not ranked by U.S. News & World
Report, except it is listed as fourth best in the nation for
Enrollment is over 19 percent Hispanic. Reasonable tuition in and out of state. Many
of New Mexico Tech's research organizations are world leaders in their fields,
most notably Langmuir Laboratory for Atmospheric Research, Energetic Materials
Research and Testing Center, Petroleum Recovery Research Center, and New Mexico
Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources.
A number of other schools fall under our criteria for
affordability, Hispanic representation and positive academic reputation. They
are, by state and alphabetically:
State University, Northern Arizona University; California State
Universities at Chico,
University of California, Riverside and
Adams State College,
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and
University, University of South Florida;
Kean College of New
Jersey; University of New
Mexico, College of the Southwest [no known Web site; school is in Hobbs,
NM], Eastern New Mexico
University; CUNY at City College,
College; Texas A&M
University at Corpus Christi,
University, Southwest Texas State
University, Texas Tech
University, Texas Woman's
University, University of Houston, and
West Texas A&M
Editor's Note: U.S. News & World Report lists some
universities as tied for first, then others as tied for third, etc. Saludos
Hispanos has renumbered such rankings so no place is skipped, and thus Duke and
Yale are tied for second, and so on.
U.S. News & World Report ranks the top 25, then tier one
or 26th through 50th, tier two, tier three and tier four