The Kent State University Honors College is part of a long tradition of promoting academically talented students with a unique academic experience.

The Honors College offers talented and motivated undergraduate students a small liberal arts experience with the opportunities of a large public research university.

The Honors Concept

The Honors College is guided by two basic principles:

  • The responsibility to provide academic work that offers intellectual challenge that demands the best efforts of students.
  • The belief that all students should be liberally educated, regardless of degree program.

Our mission is to recruit, challenge, and support the highest ability students at Kent State. Open to all majors, we fulfill this mission through offering smaller sections of courses, individualized interaction with faculty through research and other projects, the option of living in our learning community in the Stopher-Johnson complex, community service opportunities, personal advising, and several other educational opportunities and enhancements. Our goal is to help students find the opportunities that will enrich their Kent State educations, tailored individually for them.

Our goal is to help students find the opportunities that will enhance their education and empower them in directing their talents for a successful future.

The Kent State University Honors College is an institutional member of the National Collegiate Honors Council and the Mid-East Honors Association.