Honors colleges, and honors programs, usually reside within larger public universities. These schools-within-schools offer academically motivated students the opportunity to study in a smaller setting within a larger, often public, university.
There are dozens of honor colleges and honors programs across the country where a student can study and benefit from the following:
- Reduced state tuition and/or scholarship opportunities
- Special perks such as preferred housing and teaching facilities
- Study among high achieving peers
- Smaller classes
- Internship opportunities
- Research opportunities
- Socioeconomically diverse population of students as a part of a larger university
Honors colleges and programs offer an additional choice to high achieving high school students searching for an academically challenging environment, who cannot or do not want to consider costly private colleges and universities.