University of Evansville

Honors Program

Honors students enjoy many benefits including special housing, early registration for classes, special networking opportunities, and the camaraderie of peers who enjoy being intellectually engaged.

Application and Selection Process

Students interested in applying for admission to the Honors Program should first be admitted to the University of Evansville. All students are welcome to apply for admission to the Honors Program. However, students who meet the following qualifications are more likely to gain admission:

  • High school applicants - unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above and minimum SAT 1900 or minimum ACT 29
  • Transfer applicants - cumulative college grade point average of 3.5 or above

If you've been admitted to UE and meet the above qualifications, an Honors Program Application will automatically be mailed to you. If not, e-mail or call 812-488-2468 or 800-423-8633, ext. 2468, for an application to be sent to you. Space is limited in the Honors Program. Therefore, you should submit your application as early as possible.

A writing sample is required. It should represent your best writing ability and reflect your thoughts, opinions, and ideas. The sample may be a graded paper from an assignment or an essay of your own design.

Once your application and writing sample are received, they will be reviewed by a faculty committee. Information from your application for admission will be collected as well. While reviewing your application, faculty will consider your grade point average, curriculum, class rank, writing sample, and standardized test scores. The committee meets monthly beginning in the fall semester to review Honors Program applications. Therefore, you can expect to be notified of an admission decision within a month or two after submitting your application.

Current UE students may also apply for admission to the Honors Program. It is best to apply before the end of the sophomore year to allow enough time to complete the Program requirements. Current students should complete the Honors Program application, provide a writing sample, and submit a letter of recommendation from an academic advisor or professor.

On-line Application

For those who prefer to apply on-line for admission to the Honors Program, contact the Honors Program office for instructions to access the application at or call 812-488-2141 or 800-423-8633, ext. 2141.