College Applications and Enrollment Surge
The Honors College is enjoying a huge boost in application and enrollment numbers, thanks to the innovative efforts of its recruitment team and the support and collaboration of the University Office of Admissions.
The team, led by Sarah Bhojani and Brenda Rhoden, has been employing a variety of new recruiting strategies, including events like the Spring Invitational, Honors and the Schools visits, and open houses hosted in the Honors College and the Rockwell Pavilion. The addition of a “mid-career application,” primarily targeting outstanding UH students not already members of the Honors College, has increased mid-career applications by roughly 300%. According to Dean Bill Monroe, the recruitment increases are ahead of projections. “Thanks to the hard work of the staff and faculty,” Monroe said, “we expect to enroll 500 new students this year, with an average SAT of 1300 [combined critical reading and math]. We were not expecting to reach that goal until 2013.”