Universities, by Review Category

The first three categories are based on admissions requirements, and the fourth consists of universities that have at least 40% of their undergraduates enrolled in business, engineering, or agriculture programs. The low end of the SAT/ACT score ranges and GPA are not necessarily minimums but only indicate the range in which the minimum occurs for a given school.  For example, “SAT 1300″ actually means the specific minimum requirement is between 1300 and 1400.

This list was revised on February 17, 2012.

Please notify the editor@publicuniversity.com if you believe your university’s honors program is in the wrong category.  Universities whose requirements are only estimates are indicated by an asterisk. When a program’s requirements overlap, we will in most cases go along with the recommendation of the program director or designated staff member.

Category I:  SAT 1400, ACT 32 , GPA 4.0 (some also require one or more essays): Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, North Carolina, Pitt, Texas, UC Irvine*, UC San Diego, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Category II: SAT 1300, ACT 29, GPA 3.75 (some also require one or more essays): Arizona State, Arizona, Binghamton, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland*, Massachusetts, Michigan State, Minnesota*,Nebraska, Penn State, South Carolina, Stony Brook, UC Davis*, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara*, University at Buffalo, Vermont, Washington, and Washington State.

Category III: SAT 1220, ACT 27, GPA<3.7 (some may require one or more essays): Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado*,Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio State*, Oregon, and Rutgers*.

Category IV: At Least 40% of Students Are in Agriculture, Business, or Engineering: Auburn, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, North Carolina State, Purdue, Texas A&M, and Virgina Tech. Please note that the honors programs at these universities offer a breadth of opportunities to students in ALL majors, not just those listed above. Most of these universities would fall into Category II based on admission requirements alone.

 

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