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University of Hawaii- Manoa
Honolulu, HI
Undergrad: about 20,300 students
Location: Located, literally, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Students spend time surfing and swimming at the local beaches. The UH is located just outside downtown Honolulu. What’s home to UH students is a hot tourist spot that thousands of travelers flock to each year.
Why it’s Great: The UH is famous for its spectacular diversity and celebration of different cultures. The focus of the University is global awareness and local responsibility. Not to mention great Division I sports (Go Rainbow Warriors!).
Awards: The 2011 U.S. News & World Report law school ranks the William S. Richardson School of Law 2nd best in student/teacher ratio. The Shidler College of Business undergraduate program ranks 19th in International Business in U.S. News & World Report: America’s Best Colleges 2009.
Fun Fact: The Stan Sheriff Center hosts UH basketball and volleyball, and once held the Miss Universe Pageant.

University of Hawaii-Manoa
The University of Hawaii-Manoa

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Caroline Finnegan is a rising junior in the College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign studying news editorial journalism. She is the Contributing Editor and Weekly Columnist of  U of I’s branch of The Odyssey, a Greek newspaper, as well as the leader of ceremonial services and ritualistic practices of her sorority Kappa Alpha Theta. She is currently working for a music promotions company and at her mom’s clothing store. Caroline hails from the Windy City and prefers everything Chicago style, including sailing on Lake Michigan, Jonathon Toews (and the Blackhawks), Wrigley Field and of course, Oprah. Some of her favorite things include: biographies, New Orleans. singing cards, and elephants. She aspires to become a writer for a television show like Saturday Night Live, or her favorite, Modern Family. Next Spring, she plans on studying in her Grandpa’s homeland of Italy.

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