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About the College

The IUPUI Honors College is a beacon of academic excellence, inspiring an enduring spirit of inquiry and discovery.

Honors College 

Our promise is a transformative Honors College experience that is challenging, engaging, meaningful, relevant, and one that that builds a strong foundation for a lifetime of learning and engagement.

Our dynamic and unique academic endeavors are guided by the IUPUI Principles of Undergraduate Learning—essential ingredients of the undergraduate educational experience at IUPUI. These principles form a vibrant conceptual framework for all Honors Scholars' education. They permeate the curriculum in the major field of study and the IUPUI Honors College. Specific expectations for IUPUI's graduates are determined by the faculty in a student's major field of study in the areas of Core Communication and Quantitative Skills, Critical Thinking, Integration and Application of Knowledge, Intellectual Depth, Breadth, and Adaptiveness, Understanding Society and Culture, and Values and Ethics.

Together, these expectations speak to what Honors Scholars will know as graduates of IUPUI and what they will be able to do upon completion of their degree.

Honors Scholars are challenged to actively participate in RISE

The RISE to the IUPUI Challenge is a bold campuswide initiative focused on increasing undergraduate student participation in research, international, service and other experiential learning options. Honors Scholars can take advantage of our world-class faculty, our urban setting, and our mission as a civically-engaged urban research university through the RISE initiative. Through participation in RISE, IUPUI Honors College Scholars can make their undergraduate educational experience distinctive.

The IUPUI Honors College offers

  • Smaller, dynamic, and more challenging classes
  • Greater collaboration and interaction with faculty
  • The ability to individualize majors through independent study and research
  • Dedicated academic advisor to assist with educational aspirations
  • An established community of students and faculty that provides unique opportunities to become engaged on campus and in the urban community
  • Two residential living-learning experiences in the Honors Community