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The Williams Honors College

BE INSPIRED by your professors and by your high-achieving classmates, who come from a variety of backgrounds and possess broad academic interests and achievements, inside the special intellectual community that is UA's Williams Honors College.

Important dates for the Williams Honors College

May 1 — Regular admission and scholarship consideration | Apply today

June 1 — Accept your seat in the college | Accept seat

Benefits for UA Honors students

Just a few of the many benefits to being in the Williams Honors College:

  • Live in the Honors Complex with private bathrooms
  • Sense of community eases transition into college
  • Academic advantages like priority scheduling
  • Honors Merit Scholarships of $1,000 and $1,500
  • Unique opportunities like study abroad and honors seminars

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Honors events

Visit our modern, park-like campus though one of our Admissions events. In-person and virtual options available most days!

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Are you ready to accept your Williams Honors College seat for this fall?

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Ellie Plaster, a Williams Honors College student

By taking different Honors Colloquia, ELLIE PLASTER, has had more opportunities to explore things in which she's interested in, for example how neuroscience connects to art.

Meet Ellie


Cover of the Williams Honors College booklet showing the outside of the building where honors students can live.We've created this booklet that describes the special opportunities available to UA honors students, including academic capstone work, scholarships, research, study abroad, leadership development and more.

CCP Honors Academy

The College Credit Plus Honors Academy is for high school juniors and seniors to get an even bigger head start to their college careers.

The College Credit Plus program was created by the Ohio Legislature to allow students in grades 7-12 to enroll in a college or university to earn both college credit and credit for their classes, tuition free.

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Honors news

UA's Sesquicentennial Celebration

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180 S. College St. (see on map)
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-1803

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Celebrating anniversary of our Honors College Dr. Dale Mugler, the Williams Honors College inaugural dean

While The University of Akron has been celebrating its sesquicentennial, UA has also been celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Honors Program and the 15th anniversary of our Honors College.

We spoke with Dr. Dale Mugler, who spearheaded the transformation of the Honors Program into the Honors College and was our inaugural dean.