For the second consecutive year, Hispanic magazine has rated MIT as the top school in the Northeast United States for Hispanic American students.
MIT, ranked fifth in the nation this year, followed two schools apiece from California and Texas--Stanford University (1), Rice University (2), University of California/Berkeley (3), and University of Texas at Austin (4). Harvard was ranked seventh, Amherst College ninth and Columbia 10th. MIT was ranked fourth in 2001.
MIT's 472 Hispanic American undergraduates represent 10.3 percent of the student body of 4,549. The magazine cited the MIT Hispanic American student groups Teatro Latino, Mujeres Latinas and the Mexican Student Association in determining the rankings.
Hispanic, published by the Hispanic Publishing Group Inc., has a circulation of 260,000. The college rankings may be accessed here .
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on April 10, 2002.