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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.

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The Williams Honors College Supplemental Application is Open

First year admission to the WHC is now open through the UA admissions process.

  1. Complete the UA undergraduate admissions application by February 15 (the early admission and scholarship consideration deadline is November 1).
  2. Admitted students who meet the WHC admission criteria will receive an email invitation to apply.
  3. Complete the online supplemental application for the Williams Honors College prior to the February 15 deadline.

Fall Visit Days for future students

See all that Akron offers at Fall Visit Day on Saturday, Oct. 19. Or attend a daily campus tour Monday through Friday and select Saturdays.

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See all visit events for prospective students.

Dream Speaker Series

Free and open to the public, join us to hear incredible stories from individuals who work to inspire and educate people for a future we're creating today.

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A Message from the Dean

D. Dane QuinnWelcome Back!

I would like to welcome you to another academic year! I want to update you on some of the upcoming events and opportunities, and remind you of a few things that will help you along the way. Read more.

Student Spotlight
Matthew Deibel, a Williams Honors College student

MATTHEW DEIBEL credits UA and the Williams Honors College for helping him land a full-time job at Ernst & Young months before he graduates with a degree in accounting.

Meet Matthew

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.

Requirements and details about our CCP Honors Academy

Only Honors

Many honors students at the University of Akron live in our Honors ComplexOur college fosters a sense of community for high-achieving, self-motivated students through:

  • honors merit scholarships of $1000 and $1500;
  • special honors sections of many introductory classes;
  • honors seminars (colloquia);
  • faculty advisors in your major;
  • and an honors residence with private bathrooms.

Learn more.

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. Full story.

Williams Honors College, home of esports

The Williams Honors College is proud to be the home of The University of Akron’s new esports varsity and club programs. (Team members may be, but do not have to be, honors students.) Learn more.

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180 S. College St. (see on map)
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-1803

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