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    The Honors College

    Intellectual. Ambitious. Involved.

A vibrant community of multi-talented scholars 

The Honors College is where passion meets intellect, purpose meets playfulness and potential meets greatness. Our students get the best of both worlds: the benefits and resources a prestigious Research I institution has to offer, and the small and supportive community the Honors College provides.


"The Honors College helped me become the woman I am today, academically and socially. They foster brilliance in all of their students.” - Jessica Tasciotti, Class of 2016

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The Honors College Model 

The Honors College is a four-year, student-centered program designed to fit all courses of study, so our scholars can tailor the program to their interests.

Honors College students start by taking cross-disciplinary Honors College courses, then move on to their major’s departmental honors program to sharpen their expertise in their chosen field. As they near graduation, they also complete an honors thesis or creative project.   

Honors students exercise their intellect and sharpen social skills through classes, research and experiential learning opportunities. They are well prepared to join the workforce or apply to graduate school.  

Students join The Honors College for a more engaging scholarly community to challenge and develop themselves. So, are you ready to unleash greatness? 

Benefits of the Honors College 

  • Priority class registration each semester

  • Smaller, engaging courses taught by outstanding professors 

  • Research opportunities and faculty mentorship 

  • Access to Honors Advisors, an Honors Librarian and Honors Peer Mentors 

  • On-campus Honors housing with a vibrant community

  • Weekly academic, cultural and social events