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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.

Apply for Fall 2023

February 1, 2023Priority application deadline and presitigous scholarship consideration

April 1, 2023 — Regular application deadline and scholarship consideration

Steps to apply

May 1, 2023 — Deadline to accept your seat in the Honors College

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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2023 Hunter Award

Presented to a graduating senior in the Williams Honors College who shows  extraordinary leadership, commitment, and involvement in organizations and activities that serve and improve the lives of humankind.

  • Cory Ramsey (Biomedical Engineering)

WHC 2023 Awards of Distinction

Given yearly to outstanding spring graduates, based on academic performance, campus involvement, and community engagement.

  • Ella Brinkman (Biomedical Engineering)
  • Caitlin Croston (Human Resources Management)
  • Joey Esker (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Sophia Marcum (Financial Management & Risk Management/Insurance)
  • Annamarie Nedeljkovic (Marketing Management & Business Data Analytics)
  • BreAnna Piorkowski (Psychology)
  • Nadine Salem (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Elizabeth Simkanin (Nursing & Food and Nutrition)
  • Nina Treacher (Biomedical Engineering)
  • Rachel Windemuth (Nursing)


Cover of the Williams Honors College booklet showing the outside of the building where honors students can live.

We've created this booklet to describe 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

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

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