Top Universities for Latinos


In another year of our Education feature, we have decided to categorize our list by industry. Throughout, you will find the Best Universities for Latinos in, either Business, Law, Medicine, STEM, or Arts. These universities are considered some of the most exclusive universities in the country. Through our research, we’ve discovered the efforts, organizations and plans these universities are implementing in order to advance diversity and inclusion within their institution. It is our belief that each university or college should be working towards broadening the opportunities for Latino students. With almost 25% of Hispanic student population in the country, with such a great power to influence politics and economy, it is the duty of these institutions to provide Latino students the resources to achieve their full capacity.





Wharton has earned a global reputation by educating the best minds in business for over a century. Their identity was forged by founder Joseph Wharton, who had a vision for a business school that focused on rigorous analysis, actionable knowledge, and responsible leadership. Wharton's mission is to develop leaders who act with a deeper understanding of themselves, their organizations, and their communities, and contribute positively to the growth of each. The McNulty Leadership Program offers one of the largest set of options to develop your leadership style by analyzing and building on your strengths. Supporting leadership development, Wharton’s Center for Leadership and Change Management brings new understanding to developing organizational leadership and stimulating practical applications of this knowledge.

Dean: Geoffrey Garrett |


Stanford GSB offers a general management Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, the MSx Program (MS in Management for mid-career executives) and a Ph.D. program, along with joint degrees with other schools at Stanford including Earth Sciences, Education, Engineering, Law and Medicine. A recent study by two Stanford professors determined that alumni from across Stanford University have collectively created nearly $3 trillion in economic impact each year, and have generated 5.4 million jobs. Stanford GSB is also creating new knowledge, in the form of impactful research and innovative thinking by our faculty. Their work reaches and inspires global leaders — and moves them to drive positive change.

Dean: Dean Levin |


The mission of Harvard Business School is to educate leaders who make a difference in the world. HBS offers eight full-time programs that lead to a PhD or DBA degree. They also offer online courses known as the HBX. It owns Harvard Business Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

Dean: Nitin Nohria |


As part of the world’s leading research institution, MIT Sloan is bringing together today’s brightest minds to tackle global challenges. Its mission is to develop principled, innovative leaders who improve the world and to generate ideas that advance management practice. Sloan offers 11 degree and non-degree programs, for undergraduates through experienced executives. Through collaborations with organizations, universities, and government agencies, Sloan is helping to shape the perspective and knowledge of some of the world’s leading business leaders.

Dean: David Schmittlein |


Since 1898, Chicago Booth has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Today, they empower bold thinkers and inquisitive minds to dig deeper, discover more, and shape the future. The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is dedicated to improving markets and organizations around the world by turning the smartest ideas into meaningful action. With 11 research centers, Chicago Booth aims to promote deep research as part of their Chicago approach.

Dean: Madhav Rajan |



Yale Law School is one of the world’s premier law schools, offering an unmatched environment of excellence, a flourishing intellectual life, and an abundance of opportunities to engage with the law.Whether interested in constitutional law or criminal law, Yale Law School provides students with a diverse and robust academic experience that empowers them to chart their own course. With almost 200 courses taught by world-renowned faculty and a thriving network of legal clinics and intellectual centers, Yale Law School provides rich and challenging ways to gain the skills necessary to make an impact in the world at large.

Dean: Heather Gerken |


SLS' approach to education is distinctly student-centric, defined by the needs and ambitions of future graduates and customizable to each individual student. And the advantages extend beyond law school, resulting in the practice-ready skills employers demand, better chances at prestigious clerkships, a high bar passage rate and support when you’re ready to launch a career. The school also encourages students to get involved in the different alumni chapters and student organizations. One of those being the Immigrants' Rights Clinic.

Dean: M. Elizabeth Magill |


HLS is one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. HLS is currently ranked third by the U.S. News & World and Report behind only Yale Law School and Stanford Law School. It is ranked first in the world by the 2017 QS World University Rankings and the 2017 ARWU Shanghai Ranking. It is home to the largest academic law library in the world. HLS offers the Low Income Protection Plan to help graduates with minimal salaries manage their student loans.

Dean: John F. Manning |


Columbia Law School is renowned for the intellectual rigor of its curriculum and the groundbreaking scholarship of its faculty. Drawing strength from the vast interdisciplinary resources of our distinguished research university—and the global stage of New York City—our students complete their legal training ready to engage the world’s most challenging issues across borders, jurisdictions, subject matters, sectors, and industries.

Dean: Gillian Lester |


NYU Law School has long taken a leadership role in introducing changes that have redefined legal education, regularly launching initiatives to assure that our graduates are practice-ready for today's world. NYU Law is an intellectual powerhouse, with more than 100 faculty, 300 courses, 16 areas of study, over 30 centers, and over 80 student organizations. The school also offers foreign student exchange programs, giving law students a chance to study at about 15 universities worldwide.

Dean: Trevor Morrison |



Rhode Island School of Design is a private, nonprofit college founded in Providence, RI in 1877—making it one of the first art and design schools in the US. Approximately 2,480 students from around the world are engaged in liberal arts studies and rigorous, studio-based learning at RISD (pronounced “RIZ-dee”), where they choose from 19 studio majors and earn bachelor’s or master’s degrees in the fine arts, architecture, design or art education. Each year more than 5,800 children and adults also access our specialized studio facilities through RISD|CE courses.

Dean: Rosanne Somerson |


At UCLA, imagination flourishes at three of the most respected and acclaimed professional schools in the country: The School of the Arts and Architecture, The Herb Alpert School of Music and The School of Theater, Film and Television. Here, students learn from masters in their fields, network with a host of famous alumni, build relationships with working professionals, and benefit from the breadth and depth of resources and experiences that only a world-class university in the arts and entertainment capital of the world can offer.

Dean: Gene Block |


VCU is a public non-profit art and design school located in Richmond. VCUarts has been consistently ranked among the top 10 art programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report, with its Sculpture MFA program occupying the top spot across all U.S. programs.[2] As of 2016, VCUarts has the top ranked visual arts and design graduate program among public universities, and tied for second overall.

Dean: Shawn Brixey |


SAIC is one of the most historically significant accredited independent schools of art and design in the nation located in one of the greatest American cities. SAIC is distinct in the way that it provides graduate, post-baccalaureate, and undergraduate students an interdisciplinary curriculum and the necessary freedom to develop as artists, designers, and scholars.

Dean: Elissa Tenny |


Columbia University School of the Arts awards the Master of Fine Arts degree in Film, Theatre, Visual Arts, and Writing and the Master of Arts degree in Film and Media Studies; it also offers an interdisciplinary program in Sound Art. The School is a thriving, diverse community of talented, visionary, and committed artists from around the world and a faculty comprised of acclaimed and internationally renowned artists, film and theatre directors, writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, playwrights, producers, critics, and scholars. In 2015, the School marked the 50th Anniversary of its founding. In 2017, the School opened the Lenfest Center for the Arts, a multi-arts venue designed as a hub for the presentation and creation of art across disciplines on the University’s new Manhattanville campus. The Lenfest hosts exhibitions, performances, screenings, symposia, readings, and lectures that present new, global voices and perspectives, as well as an exciting, publicly accessible home for Columbia’s Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery.

Dean: Carol Becker |



The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century. MIT Institute is committed to generating, disseminating, and preserving knowledge, and to working with others to bring this knowledge to bear on the world’s great challenges. MIT is dedicated to providing its students with an education that combines rigorous academic study and the excitement of discovery with the support and intellectual stimulation of a diverse campus community. We seek to develop in each member of the MIT community the ability and passion to work wisely, creatively, and effectively for the betterment of humankind.

Dean: L. Rafael Reif |


Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering Institute that marshals some of the world's brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions and pressing societal challenges. Caltech's extraordinary faculty and students are expanding our understanding of the universe and inventing the technologies of the future, with research interests from quantum science and engineering to bioinformatics and the nature of life itself, from human behavior and economics to energy and sustainability.

Dean: Thomas F. Rosenbaum |


HMC is one of the premier engineering, science, and mathematics colleges in the United States. Mudd offers nine engineering, science and mathematics-based majors, all grounded in a solid core curriculum that includes a healthy dose of humanities and social science courses. They seek to educate engineers, scientists, and mathematicians well versed in all of these areas and in the humanities and the social sciences so that they may assume leadership in their fields with a clear understanding of the impact of their work on society.

Dean: Maria Klawe |


Johns Hopkins enrolls more than 24,000 full- and part-time students throughout nine academic divisions. Our faculty and students study, teach, and learn across more than 260 programs in the arts and music, the humanities, the social and natural sciences, engineering, international studies, education, business, and the health professions. The Office of Technology Ventures helps Hopkins faculty and students turn their discoveries and inventions into successful enterprises, like new cancer treatments, mobile health platforms, and a device to detect and prevent blindness caused by diabetes. JHU has launched innovation hubs, invested in an incubators and accelerator programs, and created an entrepreneurship boot camp. In fiscal year 2016, we executed 162 new license and option agreements to commercialize technologies, submitted 501 new U.S. patent applications, and were issued 153 new patents.

Dean: Ronald J. Daniels |


The School of Engineering and Applied Science is unique in combining the strengths of a world-leading research institution with the qualities of an outstanding liberal arts college. In both its teaching and research, Princeton engineering pursues fundamental knowledge as well as multidisciplinary collaborations that make technology effective in solving complex societal problems. The school is committed to preparing all students—engineers as well as students from across the University — to become leaders in a technology-driven society.

Dean: Emily A. Carter |



HMS is a premier med school. They’ve piloted educational models, developed new curricula to address emerging needs in health care, and produced thousands of leaders and compassionate caregivers who are shaping the fields of science and medicine throughout the world with their expertise and passion. Members of the Harvard Medical School community have also excelled in the research arena. Faculty members have been making paradigm-shifting discoveries and achieving “firsts” since 1799, when HMS Professor Benjamin Waterhouse introduced the smallpox vaccine to the United States. Their accomplishments are recognized internationally, and, in fact, 15 researchers have shared in nine Nobel prizes for work completed while at the School.

Dean: George Q. Daley, MD, PhD |


The mission of Johns Hopkins Medicine is to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care. Diverse and inclusive, Johns Hopkins Medicine educates medical students, scientists, health care professionals and the public; conducts biomedical research; and provides patient-centered medicine to prevent, diagnose and treat human illness. Johns Hopkins Medicine pushes the boundaries of discovery, transforms health care, advances medical education and creates hope for humanity. Together, we will deliver the promise of medicine.

Dean: Paul B. Rothman |


UCSF is a collection of dedicated scientists, clinicians, students and staff who share a common drive to make the world a better place by advancing health and the human condition. Care and compassion are as critical as science and discovery in fulfilling their mission to drive change, and make a difference for individual patients and whole populations. UCSF home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, HIV/AIDS, aging and stem cell research. UCSF Medical Center, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, all four of the professional schools — dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy — and many UCSF graduate programs consistently rank among the best in the country, according to the latest surveys by U.S. News & World Report.

Dean: Sam Hawgood, MBBS |


Mayo Clinic is at the forefront of health care discovery and innovation, and they bring that to the classroom — faster. The educational programs are closely aligned with Mayo Clinic's top-ranked clinical practice and biomedical research activities, giving learners the opportunity to follow how research is translated to improved patient care. They have been ranked as the No. 6 best medical school for research on the U.S. News & World Report's 2018-2019 list. Mayo Clinic was also ranked No.1 most innovative hospital in a survey of nearly 300 hospital leaders nationwide.

Dean: Fred Meyer, M.D. |


Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health locally and around the globe. To address the changing demographics of the patient population, the Duke University School of Medicine Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) participates in a number of initiatives to contribute to the diversity of the healthcare workforce. In conjunction with the Office of Admissions, the MRC sponsors two pipeline programs that target pre-college and pre-medical students who are underrepresented in the health professions or who are disadvantaged.

Dean: Mary E. Klotman, M.D. |



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campus locations: Denton, TX, Houston, TX , Dallas, TX | # of schools and colleges: 7

With enrollment of approximately 15,000 students, Texas Woman’s University (TWU) is the nation’s largest university primarily for women. Texas Woman’s offers degree programs in the liberal arts, nursing, health sciences, the sciences, business and education. Its campuses in Denton, Dallas and Houston are joined by an e-learning campus offering innovative online degree programs in business, education and general studies. Their purpose is: Educate a woman, Empower the world. Texas Woman’s University cultivates engaged leaders and global citizens by leveraging its historical strengths in health, liberal arts, and education and its standing as the nation’s largest public university primarily for women.

President/Chancellor: Carine M. Feyten|


campus locations: Houston, TX | # of schools and colleges: 5

Located in the heart of Houston’s business district, the University of Houston-Downtown continues to grow both its campus and academic offerings. UHD is the city’s second largest higher education institution and is a recognized Hispanic Serving Institution and Minority Serving Institution. Hispanic students comprise the largest portion of UHD’s 14,000 students (46 percent), and the institution continues to proactively recruit students from underrepresented ethnic backgrounds through its Minority Male Initiative. This recruiting effort creates pathways to the university for students in area middle schools and community colleges. UHD’s Center for Critical Race Studies; Center for Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; and Cultural Enrichment Center host special guests and events celebrating diversity on campus and in the community. University also is extending its academic reach through strategic international partnerships, including a collaboration with the Mexican State of Tamaulipas.

President/Chancellor: Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz |


campus locations: Amarillo, TX, El Paso, TX, Odessa, TX, Abilene, TX, Dallas, TX, Midland, TX | # of schools and colleges: 5

TTUHSC educates students, provides patient care and conducts biomedical and clinical research. TTUHSC graduates the most health care professionals in the state of Texas. Nationally recognized for innovative programs, academic achievement, and cutting edge research, we are training the next generation of highly qualified health professionals. To date they have trained more than 28,000 health care professionals who are serving patients and driving medical discovery in tangible, life-changing ways – both for the 2.75 million people in the immediate service area and around the world. Their mission is to enrich the lives of others by educating students to become collaborative health care professionals, providing excellent patient care, and advancing knowledge through innovative research.

President/Chancellor: Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D.|


campus locations: Brownsville,TX, Edinburg, TX, Harlingen, TX | # of schools and colleges: 13

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is one university spanning four counties and multiple locations. Their purpose is to be a university for the entire Rio Grande Valley and beyond. UTRGV's core priorities are: Student Success; Educational Opportunities; Health and Medical Education; Research Impacting the Rio Grande Valley and Beyond; and Community Engagement. UTRGV's mission is to transform the Rio Grande Valley, the Americas, and the world through an innovative and accessible educational environment that promotes student success, research, creative works, health and well-being, community engagement, sustainable development, and commercialization of university discoveries.

President/Chancellor: Guy Bailey, Ph.D. |


campus locations: Austin, TX | # of schools and colleges: 7

The Texas State University System, founded in 1911, is the first higher education system established in Texas. Beginning as an administrative means to consolidate the support and management of state teacher colleges, the System has evolved into a network of higher education institutions stretching from the Texas–Louisiana border to the Big Bend region of west Texas. Today, seven component institutions offer a broad range of academic and career opportunities. Throughout the System, faculty and staff are preparing students to work in and contribute to our global society.

President/Chancellor: Brian McCall, Ph.D. |


campus locations: The Woodlands, TX, Huntsville, TX | # of schools and colleges: 7

Named for the greatest hero of Texas, Sam Houston State University was originally founded as a teachers college and still consistently ranks among the top schools of education. Today, students can chose from 90 undergraduate degree programs, 60 master’s programs, and 11 doctoral programs at the main campus in Huntsville or a satellite campus located in The Woodlands. Classified as a Doctoral Research University by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education, SHSU is in the top percentile of all colleges and universities. With seven colleges and an osteopathic medical school underway, Sam Houston State continues to grow relevant academic offerings that not only meet the needs of today’s students but those of the next generation.

President/Chancellor: Dr. Dana Hoyt |


campus locations: Arlington, TX | # of schools and colleges: 9

An educational leader in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, The University of Texas at Arlington nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. UTA is dedicated to producing the lifelong learners and critical thinkers our region and nation demand. UTA was awarded R-1: Doctoral Universities—Highest Research Activity designation by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the definitive list for the top doctoral research universities in the United States. This puts the University in an elite group of 115 institutions, including Harvard, MIT, and Johns Hopkins.

President/Chancellor: Vistasp M. Karbhari, Ph.D. |