What is the Honors College?
The Honors College at Boise State University provides talented, highly-motivated undergraduate students with a challenging curriculum and a variety of co-curricular activities. Open to students from all academic majors, the Honors College offers students the personalized attention of a small liberal arts school while drawing upon the resources of a large metropolitan university. The specific benefits of participating in the Honors College include:
- Innovative courses
- Close contact with faculty
- Individualized academic counseling
- Extended Library privileges
- Camaraderie among students with similar interests
- Special social activities
- Recognition at graduation
- Enhanced career opportunities
- Priority Registration
Are there Honors scholarships?
In addition to the various types of financial aid available to all Boise State students through the Financial Aid Office, Honors students may apply for a variety of Honors scholarships. Incoming students apply for these through their general Honors application. Continuing students must submit a resume to the Honors College prior to March 1. For more information, please visit our Honors Scholarships page.
Is there special housing on campus for Honors student?
Honors students may choose any housing option on or off campus. However, the Honors College and Sawtooth Hall features Honors-dedicated living and learning facilities including dining areas, classrooms, study spaces and housing for over 300 Honors students.
Is there a fee to be part of the Honors College?
To remain a member of the Honors College, students must pay a program fee of $200 per semester (tuition and fees are subject to change per State Board of Education and university policy). The Honors fee will be processed through students’ Student Center and will be non-refundable after the 10th day of the semester. Students with financial need may submit an Honors College Fee Waiver to request assistance with their cost of Honors membership.