Honors Program

The Honors Program admits approximately 130 entering freshmen each year who represent the top 5 percent of students admitted to the seven participating colleges. The Honors Program features several distinctive and complementary components (Honors Program Benefits).
Honors Curriculum: General education courses bring together Honors students from colleges across the university. Students draw from a substantial menu of extracurricular opportunities to fashion individual plans for learning outside the classroom.

woman_researcherResearch and Professional Development: Honors students have opportunities to work directly with faculty on applied and interdisciplinary research projects, and to gain enhanced cooperative education experiences and internships.

Honors Advising and Mentoring: Each college participating in the Honors Program has designated an experienced faculty member to serve as its Honors Program Advocate.

Honors Residence: First-year and upperclass Honors students may reside in the honors residence hall to benefit from interaction with one another outside the classroom.

Complementary Learning Experiences: Honors students participate in yearly complementary learning activities based on each student’s personal and professional interests.

Outstanding upperclass students who have distinguished themselves academically and as contributing members of the campus community also may apply for sophomore or junior admission to the Honors Program after enrolling at RIT.