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The Honors College at Northern Kentucky University offers an enriched educational experience for high achieving students by providing students with challenging classes, enhanced extra-curricular experiences, and professional development opportunities. Regardless or your major, the Honors College seeks to help you make the most of your collegiate experience.

What can the Honors College do for you?

  • Provide a community of student-scholars who seek to achieve big things.
  • Help you stand out as a high achieving student on campus.
  • Provide specialized advising and access to some of the best faculty on campus.
  • Offer study abroad scholarships and encourages students to explore the world.
  • Fund students to attend professional conferences and conduct undergraduate research.
  • Provide super priority registration for students.

Scholarships & Application

In partnership with the Center for Global Engagement and International Affairs, the Honors College is pleased to announce that international students who apply for admission to the Honors College and possess a 1350 SAT score and 3.5GPA will be considered for an additional Honors International Scholar scholarship.


The Honors College hosts a living learning community in Callahan Hall. The NKU Honors community is open to full-time undergraduate students in the Honors College. This community of creative and academically motivated scholars helps students develop supportive relationships through proactive and interactive programming designed by and for honors students.

Onyinye Uwolloh

Onyinye Uwolloh

Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
Major: Psychology 
Minor: Biological Sciences

"The Honors program has given, and still gives me to platform to showcase my creativity in the various projects I have done. One class allowed to discover that I have a passion for writing and kick started my aspirations to publish a novel. Another one allowed to create a series of Japanese haikus in Pidgin English, something I would not have had the opportunity to do in my Psychology or Biology courses."


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