Defining: Opportunity

A student body drawn from nearly every department on campus creates a community that encourages the exchange of ideas. Participate in classes of 20 or fewer energetic Honors students. Receive personal guidance from dedicated Honors advisors who will help you integrate our unique courses into any undergraduate major you choose. Engage in hands-on research projects with world-renowned faculty members who will inspire your curiosity and challenge you to explore the world around you in new and different ways.

We encourage qualified freshmen, continuing students who demonstrate excellence after enrolling at VCU and transfer students who have shown similar ability at other institutions to apply for admission to the Honors College.

Incoming Freshmen

Students applying to be freshmen begin with the Honors College application, then have the option of also applying to one of our Guaranteed Admission Programs.

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  • Small community feel at a large, urban, research institution
  • Unique, interdisciplinary curriculum
  • Experiential learning opportunities through honors study abroad, undergraduate research and internships
  • Personalized advising services
  • Smaller class sizes
  • Graduation with University Honors
  • Access to Honors scholarships and grants for experiential learning
  • Honors-only housing for incoming freshmen
  • Access to the Honors College facilities, including lounge, study rooms and private soundproof music practice room