Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Southeast: Land of Great Honors Programs

The Southeastern U.S. is home to a great number of outstanding universities and colleges, both public and private. Our recent evaluation of public honors programs identifies at least four in the Southeast that are among the very best in the … Continue reading

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UC Irvine Honors Program: One of the Best in the West

The Campuswide Honors Program (CHP) at UC Irvine is one of the best in the West, according to our evaluation in the new book A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs. The CHP is listed as number 7 among … Continue reading

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Big Ten Is Rich in College Honors Programs

The Big Ten schools are famous for football, but they should also be famous for the number of honors colleges and programs at some of those schools that are among the best in the nation. In our new book, A … Continue reading

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UT Austin Plan II Honors Is Number 3 in New Book

In our recent book, A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs, we compare leading honors programs in two major listings: Overall Excellence and Honors Factors. Overall Excellence is based on honors curriculum; prestigious scholarships (Rhodes, Truman, Goldwater); honors graduation … Continue reading

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Virginia Echols Scholars Program Is Number 2 in Overall Excellence

In our recent book A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs, we compare leading honors programs in two major listings: Overall Excellence and Honors Factors. Overall Excellence is based on honors curriculum; prestigious scholarships (Rhodes, Truman, Goldwater); honors graduation … Continue reading

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Michigan LSA Honors Program, Number 1 in Overall Excellence

The LSA Honors Program at the University of Michigan had the highest score among the 50 programs we reviewed in the Overall Excellence category. We thought that Michigan’s LSA program was the best place to start in offering examples of … Continue reading

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For Students, Parents, and School Counselors

By publishing A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs, we hope to reach students, parents, and counselors who want and need more detailed information about the leading public honors programs in the country. For students, we not only show … Continue reading

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Honors Colleges vs. Honors Programs

The work we have done over the past six months has yielded a few insights into the differences between Honors Colleges and Honors Programs. As it turns out, there isn’t much difference until we come to the “value-added” implications, called … Continue reading

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