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Why Join the Honors School?

Honors Medallion
  • Honors School graduates’ diploma and transcript are distinguished with the recognition “Graduate of the Honors School”
  • Honors School graduates receive a medal to wear to their commencement
  • Thematic connections in “clustered” courses allowing for a deeper dive into subject matter
  • Smaller classes: no more than 20, cultivating stronger faculty-student connections and discussion-based teaching
  • Honors peer mentor assigned to each first-year honors student
  • Priority registration
  • Honors housing on request
  • Honors lounges with computers, printer, and other facilities
  • Personal attention, leading to better academic and social adjustment to college
  • Monetary awards for best Honors thesis/capstone
  • MU Honors students graduate at a rate much higher than national averages
  • Over fifty percent of honors students go on to complete advanced degrees. Click here to see where our recent graduates are continuing their education
  • Many cultural and social events such as early move-in, first-year retreat/orientation, fall semester sunrise walk to the beach, welcome back get-together, field trips for certain honors classes, end of the year moonlight walk to the beach, senior awards reception
  • Opportunities to present at national and regional conferences

Student Testimonials

“Acting as a peer mentor in the freshman orientation was a great time where I got to connect with and ease the worries of incoming freshman. ” – Rachel Soto ’24

“I jointed the Honors School to challenge myself and be a part of community of hard-working and driven individuals.” – Margaret Young ’24

“I will never forget my very first morning as a Monmouth honors school student walking to the beach at sunrise. Although it was only my first morning at Monmouth, I have never felt a greater sense of belonging than I did in that moment.” – Brielle Sadowski ’22

“I joined the Honors School because it was a way to personalize my education and take part in opportunities that are not necessarily required as part of major curriculums. I wanted to be a part of a community of people who are not afraid to be creative and passionate. The Honors Research Conference was such an incredible experience. It was so amazing to get a glimpse into other students’ passion projects.” Brooke Tortorelli ’24