Why Honors?

"The value of Honors programs and Honors colleges for students cannot be overemphasized. For high achieving students, Honors programs and colleges offer many opportunities to make the most of their higher education. For the bright and talented students, participating in an Honors program provides the challenges necessary to stay motivated and stimulated. Honors education promotes lifelong learning through personal engagement, intellectual involvement, and a sense of community." - National Collegiate Honors Council

Advising

Honors College advisors work with students to personalize their educational experience at Kent State in accordance with their interests and career aspirations. Honors students are supported both by the advising departments in their major(s) and in the Honors College. Our advisors assist students with how to fit in Honors courses and credits, how to prepare for study abroad, support for independent study and research, and support in beginning a Senior Honors Thesis/Project.

Priority Registration

Honors students have the ability to select their classes before most other students at Kent State, which provides them with flexibility for constructing their schedules.

Scholarships

All entering freshmen who are admitted to the Honors College will receive automatic consideration for merit scholarships. Continuing students have the opportunity to apply for a variety of scholarships and grants, including funding for research, study abroad, professional development, and more.

Honors Housing

The Honors College Living-Learning Community is specifically for students who have been admitted to the Honors College. Students who participate in the Honors College Living-Learning Community, located in Stopher and Johnson Halls, will be exposed to opportunities unique to students who strive for academic success, participate in leadership opportunities along with other top students, develop friendships through common goals, courses, and conversation, and be exposed to faculty and staff to enhance their academic experience at Kent State University.

Honors College Library

Honors students have exclusive access to a place to study, read, and work in a quiet, relaxing environment. We have a large collection of books containing works from the arts and humanities as well as several reference materials. The library is also home to every Senior Honors Thesis/Project as well as other Honors portfolio projects that have been completed by Honors students dating back to the 1930s. Students have access to three computers and a printer (printing is free, but students must provide their own paper to print).

A Tradition of Academic Excellence

The Honors College has had a long success of recognition for outstanding student research and creative papers. The National College Honors Council (NCHC) has recognized 7 students from Kent State University as Portz Scholars.