The Honors College at the University at Buffalo offers a small, elite learning environment within a large research university—the best of both worlds.
UB established its highly selective honors program for undergraduates in 1981. The program’s stature was elevated in 2007 when it became the Honors College. Today it enrolls more than 1,000 extraordinary undergraduates. Honors scholars serve as leaders in the university's classrooms, laboratories, organizations, and extracurricular activities and help to attract other extremely bright and capable students to UB.
High-achieving students have the opportunity to join the Honors College and receive significant financial assistance as a reward for their academic achievements. Honors College students also enjoy the benefits of small classes taught by senior faculty, graduate school preparation, research and international study opportunities, special honors housing and priority registration for classes.
Honors scholars work closely with faculty through independent study and research projects and learn the craft of true scholarship. This experience, often available only to graduate students, enables students to present their research nationally.
The Honors College Innovation Fund supports student scholarships, travel, research projects and other activities.