Small classes with rigorous coursework and exceptional intellectual stimulation.
A personal faculty mentor.
A diverse array of social and cultural experiences.
A chance to be a public intellectual leading the way in changing the world.
These are the experiences the University of Portland offers to its most gifted students through the Honors Program. Limited to 30 incoming freshman each year, the program includes honors "core" courses, focused honors work in each student's major, along with special emphasis on study abroad, research, service opportunities, and more.
Incoming honors students typically have high school GPAs of 3.8 and SAT scores of 1300, though ambitious students with similar qualifications are invited to apply. The program includes students from all academic disciplines. Sound like the challenge you're looking for? To learn more about the Honors Program and get application materials, click here. The deadline for application to the Honors Program is February 1st, 2013.