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Students apply to the University of Kansas Honors Program because they're ready to rise to the challenge.

KU Honors is one of the oldest and most prestigious public honors programs in the country. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing the feel of a small liberal arts college within the thriving, opportunity-rich atmosphere of a large research university.

Through small, discussion-based honors courses; personalized advising from honors faculty and staff; and myriad co-curricular activities and events, KU Honors students form a diverse community of scholars who are deeply committed to acquiring the best education KU has to offer.

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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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