Honors Colleges and Programs
Opportunities abound for honors study in the State University System, which includes one standalone institution (New College of Florida), four honors colleges, and six honors programs. The State University System of Florida Honors Colleges and Programs are listed below.
New College of Florida - Founded in 1960 as a private college for academically talented students, New College became a public honors college in 1975. Today, as the state independent honors college, New College of Florida retains its distinctive academic program and high standards, making it a college of choice for students who can manage the freedom and responsibility of designing their own education.
The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University - The Wilkes Honors College opened in the Fall of 1999 on a new branch campus in Jupiter, Florida. The College's intellectual foundation is a belief that liberal arts education provides the best preparation for a full and productive life.
Florida International University Honors College - The FIU Honors College provides immediate association with a small group of outstanding students with similar capabilities and aspirations, an enhanced liberal arts curriculum, the opportunity to work closely with experienced faculty, and a broad range of curricular activities.
Burnett Honors College, University of Central Florida - The Burnett Honors College combines the intimacy of a small liberal arts college with the benefits of a large, metropolitan research university. The mission of the College is to provide a challenging academic program and a foundation for future achievement to the most academically talented students.
University of South Florida Honors College - The USF Honors College provides a productive learning environment that combines the advantages of a small, highly personalized college with the resources of a large research institution. The program emphasizes the development of thinking, reasoning, analytic and writing skills, which can be applied to an individual research project or original creative work.
Florida A&M University Honors Program - The FAMU Honors Program provides a series of challenging courses and extracurricular activities for students who excel academically.
Florida Gulf Coast University Honors Program -The FGCU Honors Program offers special opportunities for superior students to pursue academic work that challenges their interests and abilities.
Florida State University Honors Program - The FSU Honors Program provides opportunities for the best students from Florida and around the nation to develop into excellent scholars, leaders in their communities, and innovators in their professions.
University of Florida Honors Program - The UF Honors Program strives to give academically talented freshmen and sophomores the foundation for an outstanding undergraduate experience.
Hicks Honor College - The Hicks Honor College provides a unique interdisciplinary learning experience for some of UNF's high-achieving students.
University of West Florida Honors Program - The UWF Honors Program provides enhanced educational opportunities for superior students.