Why Honors College at UNT?

Higher Education should be a transformative experience, and you should grow as a student and as a person while you are here. The purpose of an Honors education is to prepare you for graduate study, career building, and all the learning pursuits of a lifetime. It is about academic challenges and intellectual growth in a world of opportunity. Ideal candidates for the Honors College are students who love learning and see a world of accomplishment ahead of them as contributing members of society.

Membership in the Honors College provides the following benefits:

  1. Specially designed classes to provide a challenging but supportive academic environment;
  2. Training in research methods and skills, and opportunities to present research at undergraduate conferences;
  3. Advising by the Honors academic counselor;
  4. Priority registration;
  5. Eligibility to live in Honors Hall or Rawlins Hall, two residence halls designated for students in the Honors College;
  6. Access to the Honors College Student Lounge in Sage Hall 340. The lounge is a place to meet other Honors College students, study, work on group projects, and attend Honors College events;
  7. Opportunities to engage with Honors College staff, faculty and deans in informal settings;
  8. Invitations to special Honors College events, such as the Welcome Back Popsicle Party, Candy Breaks, and Honors College Programming Council events;
  9. Assistance in applying for major scholarships, and
  10. Special library privileges.

If you achieve an award when you graduate, you will be honored at a special reception and receive the Honors College Medallion to keep and wear at commencement. Your UNT transcript will note your involvement in the Honors College and the level of distinction you received.