Schreyer named one of nation's top public university honors programs

September 14, 2016

Penn State’s Schreyer Honors College has received the highest rating by Public University Honors in its upcoming release of "INSIDE HONORS: Ratings and Reviews of Sixty Public University Honors Programs."

Schreyer was one of 11 national programs to receive a rating of 5.0 “mortarboards” and was one of just 50 programs rated overall in the publication’s Inside Honors release, which was last published by Public University Press in 2014.

Public University Honors, an independent evaluator of public honors programs run by editor John Willingham, uses a variety of factors in determining the top schools, including honors curriculum requirement for graduation, number of honors sections in key disciplines, class size and graduation rate, availability of housing and previous awards won.

The other programs awarded 5.0 mortarboards were Barrett Honors College (Arizona State University), Calhoun Honors College (Clemson University), Macaulay Honors College (CUNY), the University of Georgia’s Honors Program, the Honors College at the University of Houston, the Honors Program at the University of Kansas, the Albert Dorman Honors College at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Clark Honors College (University of Oregon), the Honors College at the University of South Carolina and the University of Texas-Austin’s Plan II Honors Program.

The Schreyer Honors College promotes academic excellence with integrity, the building of a global perspective, and creation of opportunities for leadership and civic engagement. Schreyer Honors Scholars, including Gateway Scholars admitted after their first or second year of enrollment, total more than 1,900 students at University Park and 20 Commonwealth campuses. They represent the top two percent of students at Penn State who excel academically and lead on campus.

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