VCU Honors College

Prospective Students

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As a student in The Honors College, you will be a part of both a large university and an intimate community of dedicated scholars. You will have at your disposal the resources of a major urban research university and world-class professional schools while attending small classes with diverse topics that emphasize participation in dynamic discussions.

A student body drawn from virtually every department on campus creates a community that encourages the exchange of ideas. You will participate in classes of 20 or fewer energetic honors students, as well as large multimedia lecture classes with students from all over the world. You will receive personal guidance from dedicated honors advisors who will help you integrate our unique courses into any undergraduate major you choose. World-renowned faculty members will engage you in hands-on research projects while inspiring your curiosity and challenging you to explore the world around you in new and different ways.

How to apply »

You will be directed to the instructions for applying, after which you can submit your application online.

Benefits of The Honors College

In addition to an expanded curriculum that allows students to explore exciting ideas in an intellectually stimulating environment, The Honors College also offers students the ability to apply for guaranteed admission to VCU’s highly selective graduate and professional programs, including the School of Medicine. Other benefits include an honors residence hall, early course registration, honors-only scholarships, special library privileges and access to the honors center’s computer-equipped study rooms and lounge areas.

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Applying for admission

Qualified freshmen, continuing students who demonstrate excellence after enrolling at VCU and transfer students who have shown similar ability at other institutions are encouraged to apply for admission to The Honors College.