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Prospective Students

A Culture of Learning and Exploration

Rose Hill Honors Program

"The size of our program cultivates a culture of learning and exploration that is becoming increasingly hard to find at colleges across the country. Intellectually, I am more confused, yet so much more enriched, for having been in the Honors Program thus far." ~ Kacie Candela, first year student

Intellectual Curiosity and Passionate Engagement

Lifelong learners find a home here in the Honors Program, where intellectual curiosity and passionate engagement unite. As a member of the Honors Program, you will:

  • Pursue your core studies in greater depth, coherence and intensity
  • Ignite and foster your intellectual passion in writing-intensive, discussion-based classes
  • Become part of a community of involved, service-minded students drawn from every major

Diversity Statement

The Honors Program recognizes and affirms the central importance of diversity to a robust education. We therefore actively seek a cohort of students with varying identities and backgrounds, who can learn from each other's differing experiences, perspectives, commitments, and values.

High Expectations, Bright Promises

Expected to maintain a grade average of 3.500, members of the Honors Program are held to high academic standards in their Honors classes and in their major field and electives. Honors graduates:

  • Receive a designation of in cursu honorum on their diploma and transcript
  • Go on to attend the most respected graduate and professional schools and excel in their respective fields

Students enrolled in the class of 2021:

  • Size of cohort: 37 students
  • Male/female distribution: 42%/58%
  • Students of color and first-generation college students: 42%
  • Geographic diversity: 15 states and one international student