Thrillist.com describes UH’s flagship campus as “truly one of those 360-degree places in Hawai?i where you can do no wrong. On the mountain side, you’ve got some of the most lush forests abutting an urban area anywhere in the states, usually with a rainbow dawdling overhead. Look makai, you’ll see the extinct volcano Diamond Head and Waikiki leading to the Pacific surf.”
TheBestColleges.org calls the campus location “one of the most beautiful places in the United States.”
Other public universities on the lists included University of Washington, University of Michigan and University of California, Berkeley.