Living in Miami's intentionally designed community in the Honors Residential College (HRC) comes with benefits beyond the social advantages of living with an engaged community of residential learners. Residents benefit from the presence of committed Residence Life professional and paraprofessional staff, student-centered activities and engagements, rigorous Honors courses, and enhanced academic support provided by the Honors College Advising Team. Living in the HRC is a requirement of the program for first-year Honors College students.
Exceptional Students, Extraordinary Opportunities
Access the immersive, transformational education you need to reach your full potential. Our Honors College is uniquely structured to keep you highly engaged with other high-performing students in a rigorous yet intimate learning environment.
Honors College features
Fifteen of the brightest students admitted to the Honors College earn Miami’s top scholarship and participate in exclusive programming. Top faculty will be your mentors and help you compete for prestigious national and international fellowships. Benefits include:
- Four-year scholarship covering tuition, fees, housing, and meals.
- $5,000 academic enrichment stipend.
- Exclusive programming and activities.
Finalists are required to attend our Scholars Showcase competition weekend in February.
The Prodesse Scholarship, a $2,000 opportunity renewable annually for four years, is awarded to top students admitted to the Honors College who aren't also Presidential Fellows.
Special consideration is granted to Honors College students who contribute to or embrace diversity, broadly defined.
Deadlines and Applying
To apply for any Honors College opportunities, indicate your interest when applying for admission. An additional application step will be sent to those who indicate interest in the Presidential Fellows Program.
Students selected for the Honors College will be notified on a rolling basis, February through April. For the Presidential Fellows Program, finalists will be invited to participate in a selective process, including an interview with a scholarship committee.
June 1 is the deadline to apply for Miami's Honors College.
If you have any questions, please contact your admission representative.
It's an Honor
With the guidance, mentoring, and resources available to them in the Honors College, Miami students excel.
Miami students won national fellowships during the 2021-2022 academic year.
new Honors College-exclusive study abroad programs added in 2021-2022.
Faculty who taught or mentored honors students in 2021-2022
Donated by honors alumni to support faculty development and student research.