Ohio University

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Dare to challenge yourself

OHIO Challenge Yourself

Take your education beyond the classroom

Our honors opportunities are unique, customizable, and available to the best and brightest students in every major. Our programs let you pair honors coursework with real-world experiences on campus and beyond. When you choose to pursue honors, you’ll make action a central part of your education.
All the while, you’ll work with fellow high-achieving students—and dedicated professors and advisors who want to see you fulfill your potential.

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Hard work—and plenty of perks!

As an honors participant, you’ll enjoy housing in our newly renovated honors and scholars residence hall. You’ll have access to special study abroad and enrichment opportunities. Many of our honors programs also offer generous scholarships.
For most of our honors opportunities, the first step to applying is submitting your application to OHIO.

Experiences designed especially for you

Our newly launched OHIO Honors Program teams you with a dedicated advisor to design an educational program just for you. Choose from an extensive menu of honors course offerings and co-curricular experiences, and build your skills in community engagement, leadership, and research/creative activity.

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A different kind of Honors College

Our Honors Tutorial College was rated one of the top 20 by A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs in 2014. Its flexible curriculum builds on the tutorial tradition of British universities, like Oxford and Cambridge. Its one-on-one and small group tutorials offer students a personalized learning approach and deep exploration of their academic interests.