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The Honors College provides the advantages of a small community amid the rich and diverse settings of a large, urban university. Our students are part of an elite group of university intellectuals whose enthusiasm for materials covered within our coursework can be felt throughout The Honors College’s hallways and Commons.

The Human Situation course plays a central role in an Honors education during a student’s freshman year. Honors faculty team-teach from a menu of the world’s greatest texts, encouraging each participant to seek the edge of his or her understanding . . . and then push beyond. 

In addition to exclusive amenities and special privileges, our students benefit from a dynamic learning environment and one-on-one mentoring from world-renowned faculty.

Through a challenging and well-balanced curriculum, our students learn both the skills they will need for professional success and how and when to apply them.