Established in 1983, the University Honors Program (UHP) offers a stimulating course of study and the advantages of an enriched learning community for over 400 students from all colleges and majors. The UHP's diverse curriculum, including special topic courses and innovative seminars, serves a variety of needs and interests. Beyond the classroom, the program's extracurricular opportunities include concerts, plays, films, lectures, leadership retreats and other off-campus excursions that foster cultural enrichment, friendship, and learning.
Thanks to the vitality of honors students, faculty, alumni, and the program's multifaceted approach to academic excellence, national publications have praised the Honors Program, including The New York Times Guide to the Best Buys in College Education and How to Get an Ivy League Education at a State University. "Ivy League Programs at State School Prices" ranks the Honors Program among an elite group of the "Best Honors Programs at State Universities Nationwide."