Jesup Scott Honors College

 Why Choose the Honors College at UT?

excellence • opportunity • leadership • balance

They’re impressive words on paper and a Web site. Yet, in a world of impressive words that describe many academic experiences, what distinguishes The University of Toledo’s Honors College?

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We don’t just guide you through an unapologetically rigorous academic program that’s relevant to your major.

With small class sizes and faculty who know you for much more than your GPA, we celebrate your successes with you – before throwing you another challenge. From our faculty to our success coaches to our advisors, you’ll find a stellar group of people who aren’t shy about pushing you to learn more, question more and experience more – and discover who you want to be in the process.

we are education with an edge

First and foremost, we’re here to provide an education that stretches your brain and your boundaries.

Enriched programs.

Your degree program will be hosted in one of UT’s 9 academic colleges, but with enrichment that adds substance – and value.

Engaging curriculum.

Yes, it’s challenging. It also focuses on critical thinking and vigorous discussion about real-world challenges – because that’s where you’re going to use what you learn.

Dedicated faculty.

Our Honors faculty members are with you as you progress from orientation to graduation. Because they’re dedicated to Honors courses, you’ll have a team of engaged allies in your learning process.

we are education with an edge

First and foremost, we’re here to provide an education that stretches your brain and your boundaries.

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Cozy class sizes.

Your relationships with faculty and classmates are important. Because you’ll be in familiar groups, you’ll have more opportunities to ask questions, join discussions and make valuable connections on a daily basis.

Unique classroom experiences.

Not so keen on lectures? Good! Honors classrooms are all about active learning, where you’re likely to hear a chorus of voices and viewpoints designed to open your mind to all that’s possible.

we are beyond 'book smart'

UT’s Honors College doesn’t limit academic opportunities to a desk and a laptop. Our students are involved in a multitude of experiential opportunities that transform what they learn into real-world applications.

Capstone projects and research experiences.

As an Honors student, you’ll attain greater mastery of the subject matter in your specific major and program through special projects or activities. These could be clinical experiences, lab or field work, research assignments, creative works or something you and your professors develop together.

The Honors College also houses UT’s Office of Undergraduate Research, which allows students to engage in hands-on research early in their academic careers. UT Honors students have even been the lead authors of published research papers, an opportunity rarely afforded other undergraduates.

we are beyond 'book smart'

UT’s Honors College doesn’t limit academic opportunities to a desk and a laptop. Our students are involved in a multitude of experiential opportunities that transform what they learn into real-world applications.

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Immersive Education abroad experiences.

A broad worldview is vital to success in many professions. As an Honors student, you can widen your perspective – and make memories to last a lifetime – during Honors-exclusive learning excursions to destinations such as Guatemala, Nicaragua, Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands and more.

Community engagement.

By focusing on community engagement and service-learning opportunities, we inspire you to see the world from a new perspective. You'll engage in meaningful research and polish professional skills while working closely with nonprofit organizations to develop solutions for community needs.

we are a thriving community

We don’t have a secret handshake (yet!), but our students, faculty, advisors and success coaches are a close-knit, dynamic community.

Beyond living and learning together, we thrive in an environment that doesn’t hesitate to explore the bold, the untouched and the unique.

Honors Living.

Honors students can choose exclusive housing in historic, recently renovated halls that feature spacious rooms and put you at the heart of the action on campus with easy access to classes and events.

Leadership opportunities.

Honors students are UT’s best and brightest, mentoring younger students, serving as campus ambassadors and interacting with community leaders.

Diversity.

Honors students come from a variety of countries, backgrounds and cultures. While we may bond over a tough class, our differences make us blossom.

we are a thriving community

We don’t have a secret handshake (yet!), but our students, faculty, advisors and success coaches are a close-knit, dynamic community.

beyond academics

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Professional/personal networks.

Through our connections with alumni and community leaders, you’ll have numerous occasions to develop relationships with people who can help you make a lasting impact on your world.

Communities and clubs.

Our College hosts its own learning community for commuter and resident students. Informal gatherings range from movie nights to Mud Hens and Walleye games, theatre performance, meals, and more.

A walk on the wild side.

We know better than anyone how hard you work – so we also make sure you have opportunities to relax. In addition to on-campus activities, outings to places ranging from Cedar Point to the symphony let you get off campus and take a break from the books.

notables the perks

Aside from our outstanding programs, Honors students benefit from a few notable perks.

Priority course registration.

With early Honors registration, you’ll get your prerequisite classes scheduled as needed for on-time graduation.

Funding for research, professional development and academic-related travel.

Exclusive housing in the historic, recently renovated Tucker, Scott, and MacKinnon Halls and preferred access to the modern Honors Academic Village.

notables the perks

Aside from our outstanding programs, Honors students benefit from a few notable perks.

distinctive why the honors college?

Earning the distinctive Honors medallion upon commencement is the icing on the cake of graduating from the Honors College.

In addition to gaining an education that challenges you, experiential learning opportunities across the globe and invaluable networks, the Honors experience will launch a critical discovery of … you.
What makes you wonder, invest, flourish?
How do you want to leave your mark on the world?

Excellence. Opportunity. Leadership. Balance.

There’s a reason some of those words describe the pursuit of a degree and the others focus on your personal discovery. Here at The University of Toledo, degree and discovery go hand-in-hand. During every class, every project, every interaction, we at the Honors College will encourage your personal journey to discover who you want to be.

Last Updated: 9/24/18