The Honors College offers many benefits

honors computer labAs a student in the Honors College, you'll have a chance to live in the Honors College Residence Hall with other highly-motivated, self-challenging students. You can apply for additional scholarships, and gain leadership experience through student organizations and programs. Students in the Honors College can design their own research focus, and get personal attention from faculty advisers.

Students in the Honors College enjoy

  • Honors merit scholarships ranging from $500 to $4,500 for most students
  • First priority at class registration so that you can have the classes you need, with the instructors you select, during the semesters and at the hours you prefer
  • One-on-one research with a faculty member in your chosen area of study
  • Special recognition at graduation and on your transcript

Academics

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The Honors Colloquia, open only to students in the Honors College, are interdisciplinary seminars that are focused on discussion. The Honors Research Project provides students with a close working relationship with a faculty member.


Scholarships

studyingIn addition to scholarships you can earn through The University of Akron, the Honors College offers several scholarship awards to outstanding students. Scholarships range from $500 to $4,500. Scholarship interview days take place in fall and spring.


Honors Complex

Honors ComplexThe Honors Complex, located in the heart of campus, is the center of activity for honors students. Not only is it a residence hall for honors students, but it serves as a center for academics, too. The academic wing features a large classroom, seminar rooms, a computer lab, study lounges and a two-story common room for socializing and studying.

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Graduation

graduationGraduates of the Honors College get special recognition on the diploma and transcript. Students are also invited to a special graduation recognition ceremony to honor their achievements.

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More benefits

  • Live with other highly-motivated students in the residential wing of the Honors Complex
     
  • Full use of the facilities in the academic wing of the Honors Complex
     
  • A more flexible set of courses outside of your major
     
  • Career counseling and graduate scholarship adviser
     
  • Work with faculty in small honors colloquia and honors sections of introductory courses
     
  • Education abroad opportunities help make you more competitive in the global economy and improve your understanding of people from different backgrounds
     
  • As an senior undergraduate, you may enroll in up to 6 credits of graduate courses
     
  • Of the spring 2012 graduating Honors College students, who responded to a survey, about 80 percent already had jobs lined up or graduate/professional school appointments in place

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