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With smaller classes and a competitive environment, The Honors College provides the extra opportunities to get ahead of the game.

The Honors College

The VCU Honors College comprises more than 1,000 of VCU’s most creative, talented and committed students. As a student in The Honors College, you will be a part of both a large university and an intimate community of dedicated scholars. It is also an intellectually diverse community, with students from virtually every major on campus.

Experiences gained through The Honors College provide the foundation for advanced academic success and set the stage for lifelong learning. Smaller class sizes, discussion groups, seminars and lectures combine to create an academically intense environment, while mentorship programs, honors student organizations and honors-only residence halls create a valuable intellectual support system.

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One of the many privileges offered through The Honors College is the Guaranteed Admission Program, which allows students who successfully complete the program to enter the university’s professional health science and graduate programs without competing for admission.

In addition, The Honors College also offers students the ability to:

  • Enroll in classes open only to honors students, where class size is limited to encourage student participation and interaction
  • Access computer-equipped study rooms and lounge areas within The Honors College building
  • Apply for scholarships available only to honors students

Admission to the VCU Honors College is available to students meeting specific SAT/ACT and GPA criteria. Learn more about the eligibility requirements for The Honors College.

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