While our members’ average high school GPA is 3.85, ACT is 30 and SAT is 1380, we believe individuals cannot be measured by numbers alone. As such, we value your potential and intrinsic characteristics as much as your quantitative accomplishments. Our students typically exhibit one or more of the following characteristics. If you identify with these, we encourage you to apply to our program. We do not have a minimum SAT/ACT/GPA necessary to apply to our program.
- Curiosity about the world, and one’s place within it
- An interest in understanding the variables that contribute to societal inequities, as well as a disposition that is focused on alleviating the negative effects of said inequities
- Persistence and determination
- Creativity of expression, resourcefulness and/or a commitment to finding unorthodox solutions to challenges
- A desire to maximize the undergraduate college experience
- Core passions and causes that have contributed to a strong work ethic and co/extra-curricular agenda
- High standards
- A desire to invest the time/effort necessary to form meaningful relationships and interactions with others
- An embrace of risk and challenge
- An understanding of the inevitability and value of failure as a developmental experience
- Altruism, and the value of service to a community or concept
- Interest in developing leadership skills and the exploration of the concept of servant-leadership
- A belief in the transformational (vs. transactional) power and potential of education
Although most students in the Program enter as first-year students, students who are already enrolled at the University or who are transferring to the University are encouraged to apply to the Honors Program..