University Honors Program

Passionate People Changing the World

UHP is committed to helping students maximize their educational opportunities at UC while discovering and pursuing their passions in life and using their gifts and talents to make meaningful contributions to society. We believe experiential learning and consistent reflection can help students leave their unique imprint on campus and in their communities.

The University Honors Program comprises students in the top 7% of University of Cincinnati undergraduates, nearly 1500 in total across all nine colleges. We offer an inclusive community in which students are inspired to get involved from their very first semester on campus. Our students enhance their skills in leadership, research, creativity, global studies, and community engagement to then graduate among the most competitive professionals in the world.

To that end, we are invested in developing students into global citizen scholars who lead innovative efforts toward solving the world's complex problems.

Current UC Students: Application is Now Open!

Are you a current UC undergraduate student motivated to use your gifts and talents to explore your passions and make a difference on campus, in your local communities, or around the world? Do you want to be part of an innovative and inclusive community of driven student leaders as well as inspiring faculty and staff? Would you like to make the most of your opportunities while UC, sorting through the most meaningful experiences toward your unique goals? Then you must be interested in joining University Honors.

The application for current UC students is now open and closes November 28. Take a closer look at the details of the process to review your eligibility and to learn more about the program and application.

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Explore more with the UHP Ambassadors

University Honors' commitment to an individualized, student-centered approach allows students to have a wide range of experiences to explore new passions while also investing in their gifts and talents. Our UHP Ambassadors offer just a glimpse of what's possible to our prospective and current students alike.  

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