Honors and Scholars
The University Honors Program (UHP) and University Scholars Program (USP) enrich the educational experience of high-achieving students, providing them with a platform for fulfilling their unique potential. Students in these programs strive to look outside the textbook and add contextual learning to real-life challenges. The UHP and USP encourage students to engage deeper with international opportunities and activate their senses with outdoor education programs. The students conduct research then present at academic conferences for publication in peer-reviewed journals, transforming them into active citizens and preparing them for a rapidly evolving world.
As leaders and members of the UHP or USP, these students are often elected to serve their fellow student body as presidents in their class or Senate. Molded by these programs, these students seek advanced and innovative courses leading some to be recognized as valedictorians. They excel at the nation’s most prestigious graduate and professional schools and are leaders in their professions.
If you have the will and determination to succeed as these students do, you are invited to apply to join these leaders of the pack at NC State.
University Honors Program at a Glance
University Scholars Program at a Glance
|180 incoming first-year students||450 incoming first-year students|
|52% of top presenters at the NC State Undergraduate Research Symposium were in the UHP||122 USP students participated in Cultural or Outdoor Exploration trips during the 2016-17 academic year|
|50% of 2017 UHP graduates planned to enter graduate or professional school immediately||50% of USP graduates participated in undergraduate research|
43% of all Spring 2017 valedictorians were University Scholars
55% of 2014-15 Phi Beta Kappa inductees were UHP or USP students.
60% of 2014-15 Phi Kappa Phi inductees were UHP or USP students.