Welcome to the Public University Honors site! This is the only site on the web that is devoted entirely to the evaluation and discussion of public university honors programs and public honors colleges. Please visit the pages on the menu above, and then check out the monthly archives for interesting and valuable information about fifty leading public university honors programs. You can also put in a school name in the “Search this Site” box below the Categories list on this page and go directly to the posts that mention the school.
Many people start out with the “Top Honors Programs” page, above, or “Rankings, Academic Departments,” or “College Value–Public Honors vs. Private Elites.” If you decide you need even more information than the partial lists on some of our pages, you might be interested in purchasing our book (see below) that has detailed stats and narrative profiles for all fifty programs. Before you purchase the book, we urge you to spend some time reviewing the “Methodology” page above. The comparative stats in the book are perhaps its most important feature, but the 50 individual profiles provide more information about best academic programs, generic type of honors programs, housing, curriculum, admissions stats, prestigious scholarships won, etc. Some of this information could be gleaned from an exhaustive web search, while much of it could not.
If you’re just interested in browsing, then please skip all of the book info below and check out the site! We also urge you to read the “Visit Before Deciding” page for a wise explanation of how important a personal visit to a college can be.
The book, A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs, is now available in e-format for only $7.99, with full listings. At last, the print edition is now available. A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs–Print Edition
A link to Kindle (below) allows a free “Look Inside.”
On the same Amazon page, there is a five-star review of the book by an 20-year college counselor:
“If you’re a college counselor or independent consultant, you need this book. First of all, there is no other. Second, this one happens to be loaded with valuable information.
“In addition to providing detailed data on 50 of the best public honors programs and honors colleges in a format that allows easy comparison, it’s also a crash course on the world of honors programs. And a complicated world it is.
“The book is a great consumer guide for any student, or parent of a student, considering an honors college or program.
“It is not filled with entertaining sidebars and personal profiles. It is a serious study of an extremely important segment of higher education .”
You do not have to own a Kindle to download to your computer. You can go to this link to get a free download to your computer and then you can purchase and read the Review on your computer.
Note: Please see the page “Fifty Honors Programs…” on the main menu for the list of specific programs reviewed in the book. Some universities have multiple honors programs, and we generally review only the best-known and largest of those offered.
If you purchase the Review and have additional questions, please contact Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org
- A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs–Kindle
- A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs–Kindle for Mac
- A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs–Nook
The guidebook has 57,000 words of searchable narrative along with 58 charts, including comparisons in two major categories, Overall Excellence and Honors Factors. There is also a summary stats sheet for each program or college. The book compares honors programs with similar requirements and provides detailed information about the impact of honors curriculum, prestigious awards (Rhodes, etc.), graduation rates, and the quality of benefits to honors students such as housing, study-abroad programs, and priority registration policies. Each program or college has a full narrative profile and a statistical summary page. The Review is 289 pages in length (e-format) and 217 pages (print version).
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