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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

#1
rating from “Inside Honors,” tied with only six other public institutions
50%
of honors program students engage in undergraduate research
89%
of 2021 graduates went on to employment or postgraduate study

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.

Academics

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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The University Honors Program offers students the chance to apply for competitive awards, as well as ways to develop leadership through community engagement and peer mentoring.

Community

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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