Ujash Patel

Assistant Director, Admissions
Primary office:
Nunemaker Center
Room 105

I'm originally from Florida, where I earned a B.S. in Biology and a M.S. in College Student Affairs from Nova Southeastern University. I moved to Kansas for KU's PhD program in Higher Education Administration.

What I Do at Honors

I currently oversee admissions into the University Honors Program for incoming freshman, current/transfer students, and international students. I also advise current honors students.

Why I Love Working in Honors

Before coming to KU, I worked at a few institutions in Florida. My experiences in higher education ranging from athletics to student leadership to the University Honors Program has helped me identify my passion for helping students through the college search process. As a first-generation college student, I remember how overwhelming it was to choose my institution. I hope to help students make their college selection process easier and more informative. I also have a passion for student success. My research focuses on helping identify factors that promote student retention and increase graduation rates.

I Can Help With . . .

  • Questions about the Honors admissions process
  • Goal-setting
  • Resume development
  • Greek life
  • Searching for graduate programs

Course offerings are “among the most comprehensive in the nation,” according to “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs”
98% of University Honors Program graduates are employed or accepted to graduate school within six months of graduation
40% of students in the University Honors Program conduct research before graduation
9 to 1: Average ratio of KU honors students to faculty advisors
1 of only 7 programs nationwide to receive a top rating from “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs” in 2014
60% of University Honors Program students study abroad
KU honors students select their advisors from top-ranked KU faculty
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