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University Honors Program

NC State is home to some of the best and brightest students in the nation, and the University Honors Program gives them the experiences needed to harness their potential and venture into the world as leaders in their profession — and in their communities.

When you’re a member of the University Honors Program at NC State, you can truly “Think and Do the Extraordinary.” You’ll have the opportunity — and support — to conduct cutting edge research and present it at national conferences. You could also serve in leadership of Student Government and other organizations on campus, or lead your peers in a variety of cultural or outdoor exploration trips. Or, you might have your work published in the most highly respected peer-reviewed journals.

Higher GPAs

On average, Honors and Scholars students have a ~3.7 GPA

Your Community Awaits

Over 500 students join the Honors and Scholars programs every year

Natural Leaders

55% of 2017 Scholars graduates served in a leadership position while they attended NC State

Extraordinary Experiences

University Honors Program’s GeoJourney Along the Colorado River

Every year, University Honors Program participants are invited on a once-in-a-lifetime journey exploring the path of the Colorado River.

Students walk through the Colorado River Basin to illustrate the University Honors and Scholars Program geo journey trip.


No matter if you’re an incoming student or a current student, if you’re interested, you’re encouraged to apply. The requirements for admission vary based on your classification.