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Honors News

A record number of incoming freshmen have been invited to join the Honors College for the 2016-2017 academic year, a class that is posting higher average SAT scores and are more diverse than in years past.

Preliminary data, based upon freshman reports for July 22, show that 140 of the deposited freshmen were referred to the Honors College this year, compared with 122 for the start of the last academic year.

The students’ total average SAT score is up 22 points this year, reaching 1,370, and are spread across all academic undergraduate fields.

And, this year’s incoming honors-eligible students are more 3.7 percent more ethnically diverse than in the past.

Honors Events

The Honors College offers co-curricular and extracurricular events that help us to build connections between our academic work and our place within the community. This perpetuates our value that the mind can work with the heart and the spirit to become a powerful force for good.

Honors Students can also take advantage of lectures and panel discussions held at McAnulty College of Liberal Arts.

Upcoming Events

Graduating Endowed Honors Fellows, Mariangela Gominho, Icelandic music concert. Tuesday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m in the PNC Recital Hall at the Mary Pappert School of Music.

Past Events

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017- The U.S. - Africa Relationship: Why It Will Be Important to a New U.S. Administration with Woodrow Wilson Scholar Ambassador (Dr.) Renee Sanders. View the public lecture broadcast

Monday, October 24, 2016 - Global Perspective Series - Ethiopia

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - China's Environmental Problems and the Dangers They Pose to the World with Woodrow Wilson Scholar Lee Feigon.


Honors Conversations sponsored presentations and debates about compelling developments in contemporary scientific, philosophical, cultural and political issues. 

Global Perspectives featured stories, music, film, art and food from countries around the world, provides an informal setting for engagement with different peoples and cultures.