About the Honors College

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Mission Statement

The Honors College is a vibrant and diverse intellectual community on the doorstep of the nation’s capital that provides academic challenges and boundless opportunities for discovery, setting outstanding students on paths to extraordinary futures.


  • To provide an academically enriched and intellectually challenging program for students with exceptional academic talents

  • To develop an intellectually stimulating, diverse, inspiring, and supportive community of outstanding students and excellent faculty

  • To offer curriculum choice and freedom, complemented by effective advising

  • To supplement coursework with broad scholarly, research, internship, artistic, international, service, and other experiential opportunities

  • To build foundations for personal and professional growth and success in today's dynamic world