Why Join University Honors?

Learn in small classes with Honors faculty and other motivated Honors students. Experience an active, engaged undergraduate education

Share living space with other UH students in our dedicated section of the new Ianni Hall

Engage with other high performing students, Duluth community leaders, and faculty in a variety of settings including, dinners, field trips, active classrooms, our "Meet the Professional" series, and other UH special events                                     

Travel to study abroad and explore other cultures. All active University Honors students have access to our University Honors Study Abroad Scholarship

Distinguish yourself from the crowd. Less than 2% of UMD undergraduates are accepted into UH. Completing UH is a distinct honor.

"Being in UH gives you the opportunity to take unique classes that use non-traditional teaching techniques! The courses I took through UH were some of my favorites and all my classmates were also honors students (aka SUPER engaged)!" 
Stine Myrah (She/Her/Hers); 2021 Sieur Du Luth Award Recipient;  UH Class of 2021
Social Anthropology Masters Student: University of Oslo; UH Class of 2021

"I joined University Honors to surround myself in a community that cares, with faculty that are invested in me, and for awesome classes and experiences that shaped my undergraduate education." 
Kate France, UH Class of 2021, Student Pharmacist | University of Minnesota


"University Honors was a tremendous experience for me. I cannot think of another opportunity that would have tested and strengthened my academic abilities so meaningfully. I will always remember the connections I made. My only regret is that I didn't join earlier in my college career. Thank you for the opportunity to strive for something higher than ordinary." Jaden Wright, UH Class of 2018

"Thanks to University Honors, I was able to live abroad in beautiful Spain. This program offered me many opportunities that truly enriched my undergraduate experience."
Ellie Strafelda, UH Class of 2018

"To put it simply, I believe UH is what got me accepted to grad school and completely changed the trajectory of my life. It taught me that my thoughts are valued, which encouraged me to speak up in class and be confident in grad school interviews. By requiring NCEs, I developed teaching and volunteering interests that I didn't have before and that has made me a more well-rounded person. The capstone project was also immensely useful in showing the master's and PhD faculty that I could handle conducting independent research and thesis writing. Currently, I am the only student in the Master of Nursing program who was also admitted to the direct-entry PhD in Nursing program. I am definitely not the same person that I was when I arrived at UMD and without UH, I certainly would not be where I am today."  Allison Krueger, UH Class of 2018, Biology and Hispanic Studies

Control your class schedule. UH Students have priority registration after their first semester.

If you are serious about your education and love thinking and learning, please visit our apply page for more information.