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BE INSPIRED by your professors and by your high-achieving classmates, who come from a variety of backgrounds and possess broad academic interests and achievements, inside the special intellectual community that is UA's Williams Honors College.

Advantages of our College

There are so many benefits to membership in the Williams Honors College:

  • Honors Merit Scholarships of $1,000 and $1,500;
  • special honors sections of many intro classes;
  • honors seminars (colloquia);
  • faculty advisors in your major; and
  • and a honors residence with private bathrooms.

See all the benefits of being a Williams Honors student.

CCP Honors Academy

The College Credit Plus Honors Academy is for high school juniors and seniors to get an even bigger head start to their college careers.

The College Credit Plus program was created by the Ohio Legislature to allow students in grades 7-12 to enroll in a college or university to earn both college credit and credit for their classes, tuition free.

See requirements and details about CCP Honors Academy.

Honors events

Visit Days for future students

See all that Akron offers on our Visit Days .

Learn more or register here.

Student Spotlight
Jason Render, a Williams Honors College student

Since the fourth grade, JASON RENDER JR. knew his passion was "working for justice" — and now, a decade later, the WHC is helping him reach his dream career.

Meet Jason

Honors news

Williams Honors College students at Japan's parliament buildingWilliams Honors College students in Japan

During a weeklong tour, the students explored the country and its legal system. See full story.

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The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-1803

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