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Explore the University Honors Program

From convocation to commencement, we provide exceptional classes, advising, and enrichment opportunities to highly academically motivated undergraduates at the University of Kansas.

Honors by the numbers

rating from “Inside Honors,” tied with only six other public institutions
Enhanced Learning Experiences for honors students to choose from
of 2021 honors graduates held double majors, compared to 9.6% at KU overall

About our program

A founding member of the National Collegiate Honors Council, our program is one of the oldest and most recognized in the nation. We welcome students from each of KU’s professional schools and every major within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.


Our students aspire to explore important questions in today’s society within an environment that encourages interdisciplinarity and creativity, as well as depth of expertise in an area of study.
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Scholarships and awards

The University Honors Program offers students the chance to apply for competitive awards, fund their outside-the-classroom aspirations, and join fellow scholars for distinctive seminars.


Honors students build community with faculty mentors, dedicated advisors, and peers who join them in co-curricular programming and honors-specific on-campus housing.
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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.