Visit us virtually

Welcome

The Honors Program at the University of Kansas is special. We’re sorry that you can’t meet with us in person, but the safety of everyone is paramount while we navigate COVID-19. Until we can resume in-person campus events, we’d like to introduce you to our program virtually — starting with one student in particular.

The video you’ll find below was made by Anna Krause, a current KU Honors student majoring in French, English, and Biology. She created it while participating in KU’s British Summer Institute in 2019. Anna received funding from an Honors Opportunity Award to help support her study abroad experience.

Anna’s work and experience exemplifies what we love about Honors — we strive to ensure students have opportunities to develop interests inside and outside the classroom. To graduate with Honors, students complete a combination of honors courses and [enhanced learning experiences] that prioritize experiences such as research, service learning, and — like in Anna’s case — study abroad.

What could you experience? What could you learn? Talk with us to see if the Honors Program at the University of Kansas can help you launch an extraordinary life. 

 

Sarah Crawford-Parker, Ph.D.

Director

 

British Summer Institute, 2019

Online visit options

Our Honors Admissions team offers live 1-on-1 and group Honors presentations. Click the event name below to redirect to the event page. On that page, select the date and time from the calendar to register for the presentation that best fits your status.

  • Honors Group Presentation - Designed for any high school student who wants to learn more about University Honors. Offered daily at 1 p.m. Central.
  • Admitted Honors Student Group Presentation - Designed for students admitted to Honors for Fall 2020 who are making a final decision about attending KU. Let us answer any final questions you may have about becoming a Jayhawk. Offered daily at 2:30 p.m. Central.
  • Admitted Honors 1-on-1 Video Chats - Designed for students admitted to Honors for Fall 2020 who would like to have a 1-on-1 conversation with Honors staff. Offered daily at 3:30 p.m. with Collin. Offered daily at 11 a.m. (except Tuesdays) with Gabrielle. Offered on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. with Gabrielle. Central Standard Time.
  • Visit KU virtually

Honors Ambassadors

Meet our ambassadors – Current students who are excited to tell you about their KU Honors experience. Look for the students with *Available for Zoom calls indicated on their profile. Please email our recruitment coordinator, Collin Clay, at collin.clay@ku.edu if you want to meet with an ambassador virtually via Zoom! 

In your meeting request, please indicate which ambassador you want to meet with, what time you want to meet with them, and what you hope to discuss during your call. 

 

Recruitment presentation

 

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Why KU
  • 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