Why Honors at USA?

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The Best of Both Worlds

Put simply, the USA Honors College is designed to give the best students the best of both worlds: the personal attention, small classes, community, and unique experiences of the small college, but with the diversity, opportunities, and prestigious faculty of a growing research-intensive University.

Consider the Scholarly, Social, and Financial benefits of USA Honors: 

Scholarly Benefits

Courses designed to challenge your cognitive abilities while engaging real world situations

Small, Honors-Only Sections of Many Required Courses

Priority Registration

Individual Faculty Research Mentoring

Enrichment Opportunities


Social Benefits

A Community of Scholars

The Bethel - Your Honors Home on Campus

Honors Housing

Honors Events

Honors College Association

Financial Benefits

The Honors College offers competitive scholarships--for more information see these Scholarships for Freshmen Students. The College also has a strong track record of helping students earn nationally prestigious fellowships as Hollings, Goldwater, Fulbright, and Udall Fellowships. Finally, the Honors College offers funded opportunities for enhanced community, travel, and intellectual experiences.