Top 25 Colleges for Latinos

Hispanic Magazine creates a yearly rank for the best colleges and universities for Latino students. Included on this list are academic institutions that continue to successfully recruit and retain Hispanic students.

To create this list of the top 25 colleges and universities for Latinos, the following criteria has been used:

  • Total Hispanic student enrollment
  • Number of Latinos graduating
  • Number of Hispanic-related degree programs
  • Number of Hispanic student organizations and minority support programs
  • Number of Hispanic faculty

Each college’s academic excellence (as ranked by the U.S. News and World Report’s annual listing of America’s Best Colleges) is also considered.

  • 1. Stanford University
    Old Union
    Stanford, CA 94305-3005
    Tel: (650) 723-2091
    School Website
    Students: 14,945
    Undergrad students: 6,812
    Graduate students: 8,328
    Type of school: private
    Campus type: suburban
    Tuition & fees: $25,917
    Hispanic students: 10 %
    Most popular majors: biology, economics, and computer science
  • 2. Rice University
    MS 17, P.O. Box 1892
    Houston, TX 77251-1892
    Tel: (713) 348-7423
    School Website
    Undergrad students: 3,102 (Fall 2008)
    Graduate students: 2,237 (Fall 2008)
    Doctoral students: 1,247
    Type of school: private
    Campus type: urban
    Tuition & fees: $16,835
    Hispanic students: 10 %
    Most popular majors: economics, electrical engineering, and English
  • 3. Harvard University
    Byerly Hall, 8 Garden Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
    Tel: (617) 495-1551
    School Website
    Students: 19,140
    Undergrad students: 6,714
    Graduate students: 12,422
    Type of school: private
    Campus type: urban
    Tuition & fees: $26,000
    Hispanic students: 8 %
    Most popular majors: government, economics, and biology
  • 4. University of California, Berkeley
    110 Sproul Hall, #5800
    Berkeley, CA 94720-5800
    Tel: (510) 642-3175
    School Website
    Undergrad students: 25,151
    Graduate students: 10,317
    Type of school: public
    Campus type: urban
    Tuition & fees: $3,633 in-state, $14,227 out-of-state
    Hispanic students: 10 %
    Most popular majors: molecular/cell biology, English, and psychology
  • 5. Swarthmore College
    500 College Avenue
    Swarthmore, PA 19081
    Tel: (610) 328-8300
    School Website
    Undergrad students: 1,491
    Type of school: private
    Campus type: suburban
    Tuition & fees: $26,098
    Hispanic students: 10 %
    Most popular majors: economics, political science, and English literature
  • 6. University of Texas, Austin
    Campus Mail Center D0700
    Austin, TX 78712-1111
    Tel: (512) 475-7440
    School Website
    Undergrad students: 37,389
    Graduate students: 12,595
    Type of school: public
    Campus type: urban
    Tuition & fees: $3,766 in-state, $10,096 out-of-state
    Hispanic students: 13 %
    Most popular majors: psychology, English, and biological sciences
  • 7. University of California, San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive, Department 002-A
    La Jolla, CA 92093-0021
    Tel: (858) 534-4831
    School Website
    Undergrad students: 22,706 (Spring 2009)
    Graduate students: 5,002 (Fall 2008)
    Type of school: public
    Campus type: urban
    Tuition & fees: $3,848 in state, $14,552 out-of state
    Hispanic students: 10 %
    Most popular majors: biochemistry, psychology, and biology
  • 8. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02139
    Tel: (617) 253-4791
    School Website
    Students: 10,220
    Undergrad students: 4,172
    Graduate students: 6,048
    Type of school: private
    Campus type: urban
    Tuition & fees: $26,960
    Hispanic students: 11 %
    Most popular majors: electrical engineering, computer science, and biology
  • 9. University of California, Los Angeles
    405 Hillgard Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90095
    Tel: (310) 825-3101
    School Website
    Students: 38,476
    Undergrad students: 26,928
    Graduate students: 11,548
    Type of school: public
    Campus type: urban
    Tuition & fees: $4,193 in-state, $15,267 out-of-state
    Hispanic students: 15 %
    Most popular majors: psychology, economics, and political science
  • 10. St. John's College
    1160 Camino Cruz Blanca
    Santa Fe, NM 87501
    Tel: (505) 984-6060
    School Website
    Undergrad students: 450-475 per campus
    Graduate students: ~160
    Type of school: private
    Campus type: urban
    Tuition & fees: $24,770
    Hispanic students: 7 %
    Most popular majors: liberal arts
  • 11. Columbia University
    1130 Amsterdam Avenue, MC 2807
    New York, NY 10027
    Tel: (212) 854-2522
    School Website
    Students: 25,459
    Undergrad students: 6,978
    Graduate students: 15,985
    Type of school: private
    Campus type: urban
    Tuition & fees: $25,922
    Hispanic students: 7 %
    Most popular majors: English, history, and political science
  • 12. Amherst College
    Campus Box 2231, P.O. Box 5000
    Amherst, MA 01002
    Tel: (413) 542-2328
    School Website
    Undergrad students: 1,648
    Type of school: private
    Campus type: rural
    Tuition & fees: $27,260
    Hispanic students: 7 %
    Most popular majors: economics, English, and political science
  • 13. University of Florida
    201 Criser Hall
    Gainesville, FL 32611
    Tel: (352) 392-1365
    School Website
    Students: 51,413
    Undergrad students: 35,898
    Graduate students: 16,214
    Type of school: public
    Campus type: suburban
    Tuition & fees: $2,433 in-state, $9,771 out-of-state
    Hispanic students: 11 %
    Most popular majors: psychology, finance, and business administration and management
  • 14. Occidental College
    1600 Campus Road
    Los Angeles, CA 90041
    Tel: (323) 259-2700
    School Website
    Students: 1,825
    Type of school: private
    Campus type: urban
    Tuition & fees: $25,030
    Hispanic students: 14 %
    Most popular majors: liberal arts
  • 15. University of California, Davis
    178 Mark Hall
    Davis, CA 95616
    Tel: (530) 752-2971
    School Website
    Students: 31,426
    Undergrad students: 24,209
    Graduate students: 7,217
    Type of school: public
    Campus type: suburban
    Tuition & fees: $4,000 in, $14,800 out
    Hispanic students: 10 %
    Most popular majors: biological sciences, psychology, and engineering
  • 16. University of Notre Dame
    220 Main Building
    Notre Dame, IN 46556
    Tel: (219) 631-7505
    School Website
    Students: 11,733
    Undergrad students: 8,371
    Graduate students: 3,362
    Type of school: private, Roman Catholic
    Campus type: suburban
    Tuition & fees: $24,497
    Hispanic students: 7 %
    Most popular majors: accounting, political science, and finance
  • 17. New York University
    22 Washington Square
    New York, NY 10011
    Tel: (212) 998-4500
    School Website
    Students: 50,917
    Undergrad students: 19,401
    Graduate students: 18,990
    Type of school: private
    Campus type: urban
    Tuition & fees: $25,380
    Hispanic students: 7 %
    Most popular majors: business finance, individualized studies, and theater
  • 18. Tufts University
    Bendetson Hall
    Medford, MA 02155
    Tel: (617) 627-3170
    School Website
    Undergrad students: 5,016
    Graduate students: 4,773
    Type of school: private
    Campus type: suburban
    Tuition & fees: $26,892
    Hispanic students: 7 %
    Most popular majors: international relations, biology, and English
  • 19. University of Miami
    P.O. Box 248025
    Coral Gables, FL 33124-4616
    Tel: (305) 284-4323
    School Website
    Students: 15,449
    Undergrad students: 10,379
    Graduate students: 5,070
    Type of school: private
    Campus type: suburban
    Tuition & fees: $23,642
    Hispanic students: 29 %
    Most popular majors: biology, psychology, and finance
  • 20. Arizona State University
    Box 870112
    Tempe, AZ 85287-0112
    Tel: (480) 965-7788
    School Website
    Students: 67,082
    Undergrad students: 53,298
    Graduate students: 13,784
    Type of school: public
    Campus type: suburban
    Tuition & fees: $2,486 in-state, $10,352 out-of-state
    Hispanic students: 11 %
    Most popular majors: business, psychology, and communication
  • 21. Texas A&M University, College Station
    P.O. Box 30014
    College Station, TX 77843
    Tel: (409) 845-3741
    School Website
    Students: 48,039
    Undergrad students: 38,430
    Graduate students: 5,798
    Doctoral students: 3,308
    Type of school: public
    Campus type: suburban
    Tuition & fees: $3,722 in-state, $10,052 out-of-state
    Hispanic students: 9%
    Most popular majors: biomedical sciences, interdisciplinary studies, and marketing
  • 22. Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey
    65 Davidson Road
    Piscataway, NJ 08854-8097
    Tel: (732) 932-4636
    School Website
    Students: 52,471
    Undergrad students: 38,902
    Graduate students: 13,569
    Type of school: public
    Campus type: suburban
    Tuition & fees: $6,500 in-state, $12,000 out-of-state
    Hispanic students: 9 %
    Most popular majors: biological sciences, psychology, and economics
  • 23. State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany
    1400 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12222
    Tel: (518) 442-5435
    School Website
    Students: 18,000+
    Undergrad students: 13,100
    Graduate students: 4,900
    Type of school: public
    Campus type: suburban
    Tuition & fees: $4,625 in-state, $9,525 out-of-state
    Hispanic students: 7 %
    Most popular majors: psychology, biology, and English
  • 24. Southern Methodist University
    P.O. Box 750296
    Dallas, TX 75275-0296
    Tel: (800) 323-0672
    School Website
    Undergrad students: 6,000
    Graduate students: 4,693
    Type of school: private
    Campus type: suburban
    Tuition & fees: $17,406
    Hispanic students: 8 %
    Most popular majors: finance, psychology, and advertising
  • 25. Trinity University
    715 Stadium Drive
    San Antonio, TX 78212
    Tel: (800) 874-6489
    School Website
    Undergrad students: 2,487
    Graduate students: 231
    Type of school: private, Presbyterian
    Campus type: urban
    Tuition & fees: $16,554
    Hispanic students: 9 %
    Most popular majors: business administration, computer science, and economics