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Honor Programs & Colleges

Opportunities abound for honors study in the State University System, which includes one standalone institution (New College of Florida), four honors colleges, and six honors programs. The State University System of Florida Honors Colleges and Programs are listed below.

New College of Florida – Founded in 1960 as a private college for academically talented students, New College became a public honors college in 1975. Today, as the state independent honors college, New College of Florida retains its distinctive academic program and high standards, making it a college of choice for students who can manage the freedom and responsibility of designing their own education.

Florida Atlantic University – FAU offers multiple opportunities for undergraduate students to pursue an honors program of study.  The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College located in Jupiter, Florida is a close-knit, residential, liberal arts and sciences college offering an all-honors curriculum.  The University Honors Program at the Boca Raton campus is designed to provide students with exceptional and rewarding learning opportunities at the lower-division through special Honors sections of courses, small class size, and close contact with many of the University’s top-ranked faculty. Honors in the Major is the upper-division honors program and is available to students at both the Boca Raton and Davie, Florida campuses.

Florida International University Honors College – The FIU Honors College provides immediate association with a small group of outstanding students with similar capabilities and aspirations, an enhanced liberal arts curriculum, the opportunity to work closely with experienced faculty, and a broad range of curricular activities.

Burnett Honors College, University of Central Florida – The Burnett Honors College combines the intimacy of a small liberal arts college with the benefits of a large, metropolitan research university. The mission of the College is to provide a challenging academic program and a foundation for future achievement to the most academically talented students.

Judy Genshaft Honors College at the University of South Florida – The Judy Genshaft Honors College provides transformative educational opportunities that prepare highly motivated, intellectually curious, service-oriented, and academically accomplished students to become active and engaged thought leaders of the 21st century.

Florida A&M University Honors Program – The FAMU Honors Program provides a series of challenging courses and extracurricular activities for students who excel academically.

The Honors College at Florida Gulf Coast University -The Honors College at FGCU helps students reach their academic and career goals by fostering their development within the Elements of Honors:  Scholarly Advancement, Cultural Enrichment, Community Engagement, and Leadership Development.  This is accomplished through the Honors College’s flexible curricula, innovative courses, and engaging programming. 

Florida State University Honors Program – The FSU Honors Program provides opportunities for the best students from Florida and around the nation to develop into excellent scholars, leaders in their communities, and innovators in their professions.

University of Florida Honors Program – The mission of the UF Honors Program is to connect, nurture and engage the next generation of scholars who change the world. The program is structured in two parts: the First-Year Honors Program (FHP) for first-year students and the University Honors Program (UHP) for upper-division students. Tailored advising, opportunities for community-building and interdisciplinary engagement are provided at every level of the program.

University of North Florida -Hicks Honor College – The Hicks Honor College provides a unique interdisciplinary learning experience for some of UNF’s high-achieving students.

University of West Florida Honors Program – The UWF Honors Program provides enhanced educational opportunities for superior students.