Our Mission

The mission of the Honors College is to inspire and facilitate an extraordinary education for students of exceptional motivation and ability who seek to be active learners and who will apply their knowledge and skills to critical real-world problems. To this end, the Honors College provides opportunities and challenges founded on meaningful and sustained relationships with faculty, independent learning, undergraduate research, place-based and problem-focused experiences, and intellectual engagement in global contexts. Honors curricula are designed to maximize the disciplinary depth, transdisciplinary capabilities, and purpose-driven engagement that are the hallmarks of the Virginia Tech undergraduate student experience and the VT-Shaped Student.

 

Since our founding in the late 1970s, the Virginia Tech Honors College has encouraged students to create their own best honors education. We have grown significantly since then; our students now come from all seven undergraduate colleges at Virginia Tech and have significant scholarship opportunities as well as access to two honors residential communities.

 

In a setting as large as Virginia Tech, we provide students an intimate, small-college environment with all of the advantages of a world-leading teaching, research, and service institution.

CREATE YOUR OWN, unique HONORS EDUCATION.

 

 

 

 

Honors College provides opportunities for students to explore the depths of their discipline as well as broaden their education through transformative experiences like study abroad, service learning, and innovative honors courses that can cut across multiple disciplines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPPORTUNITY

 

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We have no set curriculum—there many different ways to earn honors credit and two different honors diplomas that students can work toward.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FLEXIBILITY

 

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  • Enriched curriculum options such as departmental honors courses, unique opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, honors-focused first-year seminars, support to pursue undergraduate research, and opportunities to serve as a peer advisor and peer educator to other honors students
  • Guidance from honors staff and peer advisors who are passionate about helping you to design your own best honors education and mentoring from award-winning faculty who are well-versed in the university’s offerings
  • Priority registration (applies after first semester)
  • Access to honors-only merit scholarships and key instruction for major national scholarships

 

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 BENEFITS

 

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CURRENT STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS.

1450

48%

52%

6.8%

71%

current students

Honors students comprise

MALE

Virginia Residents

FEMALE

of the VT undergraduate population

Virginia Tech Honors College, MC 0427

137 Hillcrest Hall

385 West Campus Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24061

 

Fax: (540) 231-4522

Phone: (540) 231-4591