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The University of Kansas Honors Program

The mission of the University Honors Program is to challenge students to launch extraordinary lives. We do this by providing exceptional classes, advising, and enrichment opportunities to academically motivated undergraduates at the University of Kansas.

Explore our program

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2024 graduate recognition ceremony

Find a recording of 2024's event, which took place at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 10 at the Lied Center of Kansas, on Vimeo.

Watch on Vimeo

Not a prospective student?

Current honors community members have dedicated sections of our website that are focused on their needs.
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Courses, seminars, and co-curricular activities give honors students academic experiences that are defined by discussion and focused on future goals.

Dive into academics
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Imagine the intellectually stimulating, inclusive environment of a small liberal arts college within a Research I university.

Meet our community

Ready to apply?

You don’t need test scores or a minimum GPA to earn admission to the University Honors Program — just a call to excellence and a history of curiosity and accomplishment.
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Visit us

During a campus visit, we can bring the honors experience into vivid focus and answer your questions about admission and everything after.

Schedule a visit

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Enroll and arrive

Accepted to the University Honors Program? Congratulations! An admitted student like you should review their next steps and prepare for Orientation.

Review admitted student steps

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Hear our stories

With the honors program as a platform for success, our current and past students pursue extraordinary lives. We capture some of their amazing work here.

Read news and features


If you're ready to let us consider you, our application page covers all the details. For more information about the program, join KU's mailing list through our form or attend a presentation at Nunemaker Center, our campus home.