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University Honors Program

The University Honors Program at Northern Illinois University provides an enriched educational experience for students motivated to achieve greatness. Through a nearly 50 year history of specialized courses, advising, engaged learning opportunities, a living-learning community and extracurricular programming, we develop tomorrow's leaders today.

A few of the benefits afforded to University Honors students include:

  • Small, engaging courses taught by top faculty

  • Priority registration for courses
  • Honors-only scholarships

  • Exclusive opportunities for research with faculty, study abroad, and the prestigious McKearn Fellows program
  • Honors Engaged activities to broaden your involvement in local and global affairs

  • Peer mentoring from other honors students – and the chance to be a mentor yourself

  • Opportunity to live in exclusive clusters in the New Hall Honors House

If you are someone who has the ambition to chase your dreams, and assist others in their pursuit as well, join us!

Contact Us

University Honors Program 
Campus Life Building 110
DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone: 815-753-0694
Email: honors@niu.edu