Welcome to the Villanova University Honors Program Home Page!
Honors at Villanova stands at the forefront of Villanova’s long commitment to excellence. Our outstanding faculty educate our gifted students to be the transformative leaders our world needs. We prepare our students for distinguished careers in law, politics, education, business, medicine, and many other fields. We encourage our Honors students to actively engage in the creation of culture, here at Villanova and beyond. We inspire them to connect their rich talents with a strong sense of their responsibility to lives of service. We are a community of learners who delight in the life of the mind and in each other.
Honors students across all colleges at Villanova are challenged by a rigorous four-year comprehensive program of studies. They attend small, discussion-based seminars, undertake original research projects, and are mentored by nationally renowned scholars. Our community values diverse backgrounds and perspectives, as well as international study. Villanova University has become a strong presence in the national fellowship competition arena. During the past 15 years, 82 Villanovans, many in Honors, have earned some of the most prestigious academic awards in the world. Villanova is consistently ranked as a top producer of US Fulbright students among master’s institutions by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
In short, Villanova is one of the nation's premier Catholic universities, and in Honors students enjoy the best we have to offer. Honors seeks leaders who display sharp, critical intelligence, a passion for service, and a broad range of intellectual interests. Feel free to browse our web site to learn more about all the opportunities an Honors education at Villanova affords.
The Honors Program's Shakespeare in Performance class recently visited the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, VA. The students viewed a number of plays, attended acting workshops, and got to meet classical Shakespearean actors.
Read more about their experience in this blog post, written by Colin Keane, Honors senior and class member.