The Honors College

The University of Arkansas Honors College brings together more than 2,900 high-achieving undergraduate students and 700 of the university’s top professors in a learning environment characterized by discovery, creativity, and service. 

Honors students enjoy small, in-depth classes, priority registration, special housing, increased interaction with faculty and enhanced opportunities for hands-on research. The Honors College also provides significant financial support for our students. Each year we award up to 90 freshman fellowships that provide from $50,000 to $70,000 over four years, and from $800,000 to $1 million in study abroad grants and undergraduate research grants. High-achieving students may also apply for one of approximately 1,000 merit-based freshman scholarships awarded to honors-eligible students each year. We extend our support through the degree program and beyond by helping students prepare strong applications for graduate school and nationally competitive awards. Over the past three years, for example, 95% of our pre-med students, on average, have won acceptance to medical school, and university students have won national awards totaling more than $2.5 million dollars each year.

Honors College students are a diverse group with widely varying interests, but they share an intellectual curiosity and energy that invariably leads to success. Over the past several years, the Honors College has expanded course offerings, research and study abroad opportunities, and service learning experiences across the university. Because of this, the Honors College attracts a large and growing number of talented students.