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.

Some of the benefits you'll experience as a University Honors Program student include:

  • Small, engaging courses taught by top faculty
  • Priority registration for courses
  • Honors-only scholarships
  • Guaranteed admission into an ever-growing list of graduate programs
  • Exclusive opportunities for research with faculty, study abroad and the prestigious McKearn Fellows program
  • 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 help others in their pursuit as well, join us!

Honors Helping Huskies

Your Honors Program community is here for you. If you are struggling right now with managing schoolwork, mental health, financial burdens, or would just like to hear from a fellow Honors student, please complete a short form. We'll do our best to connect you with the right support.

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A computer science major from Bartlett, IL

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University Honors Program 
Peters Campus Life Building 110
DeKalb, IL 60115


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