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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

Honors Residential College

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.

Learn more about the HRC

Presidential Fellows Program

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.

Learn more about the Presidential Fellows Program

Deadlines and Applying

To apply for any Honors College opportunities, includingthe Presidential Fellows Program, indicate your interest when applying for admission.   

First-Year Students

Dec. 1 is the firm deadline to apply for the Presidential Fellows Program and the priority deadline for the Honors College

Students selected for the Honors College will be notified on a rolling basis, February through April. For the Presidential Fellows Program, finalists will be notified in January and invited to participate in a selective process, including an interview with a scholarship committee.

Transfer Students

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.