Category Archives: Honors Residence Halls

UMass To Open Outstanding Honors Residential Complex in 2013

Another honors college is taking a giant step toward providing state-of-the-art honors residential housing to a greater number of students: The Commonwealth Honors Residential Complex at UMass Amherst will be one of the largest and finest honors residential communities in … Continue reading

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New for 2013: Oregon’s Global Scholars Hall Has Most Room Options

In our frequent reviews of honors residence halls, we come across a wide variety of room configurations, with the most typical being the traditional shared double with corridor baths or a combination of traditional rooms with some suite-style rooms that … Continue reading

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New for Fall 2013: South Carolina Adds Courses and Staff

The Honors College at the University of South Carolina, ranked number one in our category of Honors Factors, now offers an extremely impressive choice of honors courses–a projected 464 courses for 2012-2013, up from about 300 in previous years. In … Continue reading

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Colorado State Honors: Well-structured, Good Housing and Food, Great Scholarships

Our planned post on updates and improvements to honors programs will appear in the near future, and we hope at least a few programs will provide information about new scholarship opportunities.  In the meantime, thanks to the transparency of the … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Honors College: Clarity in the Curriculum

As we review honors curricula we sometimes encounter so many options that we find it difficult to emerge with a clear impression of the requirements.  The curriculum for the University of New Hampshire Honors College is that rare combination of … Continue reading

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LSU Honors College: Strong and Getting Stronger

In the last decade, the LSU Honors College has grown and improved, and with a recent emphasis on prestigious scholarships and an expanded honors residence hall, the college is a strong option in the South. Now with about 1,200 students, … Continue reading

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University of Utah Honors College Is Loaded with Options

The Honors College at the University of Utah may have more interesting options for living, learning, and participating in honors projects than any other program or college that we have reviewed–and we’re not talking about the fabulous skiing that is … Continue reading

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Tennessee Honors: Another Great Option in the Southeast

We have written previously about the Southeast, referring to it as the “land of great honors programs.”  Like some other programs in the region, the one at the University of Tennessee actually has two honors programs that are interrelated: the … Continue reading

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New Mexico Honors: Interdisciplinary, Interactive

While all honors colleges and programs offer interdisciplinary courses and emphasize student interactions in small classes, the University Honors Program at the University of New Mexico does an excellent job of describing exactly how these best practices come together to … Continue reading

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Univ of Oklahoma Honors College: Not Only about the Money

The University of Oklahoma at Norman is well-known for the generosity it shows to National Merit Finalists and other applicants of exceptional ability, and the McClendon Honors College at the university appears to be as generous while offering enhanced living … Continue reading

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