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A TRADITION OF COMMUNITY

The Williams Honors College

BE INSPIRED by your professors and by your high-achieving classmates, who come from a variety of backgrounds and possess broad academic interests and achievements, inside the special intellectual community that is UA's Williams Honors College.

Congratulations, Spring 2022 Scholars

See the full list of our amazing students here

Benefits for UA Honors students

Just a few of the many benefits to being in the Williams Honors College:

  • Live in the Honors Complex with private bathrooms
  • Sense of community eases transition into college
  • Academic advantages like priority scheduling
  • Honors Merit Scholarships of $1,000 and $1,500
  • Unique opportunities like study abroad and honors seminars

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Honors events

Visit our modern, park-like campus though one of our Admissions events. In-person and virtual options available most days!

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Ready to join the college?

Are you ready to accept your Williams Honors College seat for this fall?

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2022 Hunter Award

Presented to a graduating senior in the Williams Honors College who shows  extraordinary leadership, commitment, and involvement in organizations and activities that serve and improve the lives of humankind.

  • Ivana Shah (Biomedical Engineering)

WHC 2022 Awards of Distinction

Given yearly to the top ten spring graduates, based on academic performance, campus involvement and community engagement.

  • Ebunoluwa Adedeji (Nursing)
  • Hannah Curtis (Anthropology & History)
  • Noor Fahoum (Civil Engineering)
  • Manwel Labib (Biochemistry & Biomedical Science)
  • Alexandra Paxitzis (Biomedical Engineering)
  • Eleanor Plaster (Chemical Engineering & French)
  • Alison Ruff (Biomedical Science)
  • Maddison Schutt (Biomedical Engineering)
  • Emily Starkey (Criminology & Criminal Justice)
  • Emma Vosniak (Speech Language Pathology)

PEEK INSIDE THE COLLEGE

Cover of the Williams Honors College booklet showing the outside of the building where honors students can live.

We've created this booklet to describe the special opportunities available to UA honors students, including academic capstone work, scholarships, research, study abroad, leadership development and more.

CCP Honors Academy

The College Credit Plus Honors Academy is for high school juniors and seniors to get an even bigger head start to their college careers.

The College Credit Plus program was created by the Ohio Legislature to allow students in grades 7-12 to enroll in a college or university to earn both college credit and credit for their classes, tuition free.

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Honors news

UA's Sesquicentennial Celebration

Contact us

180 S. College St. (see on map)
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-1803
330-972-7966
honors@uakron.edu

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