Prospective Students

Prospective Students

The Honors Student Experience

Kira Rose headshotKira Rose, 2020-21 Honors Student Organization President and Civil Engineering major, shares her insights about the Honors College and how it has shaped her Rowan experience.

Watch or read Kira's message.

Brandon HicksonThe Honors College experience is unique in how it integrates both school and extracurricular activity into the everyday life of a college student. Being a Biomedical Engineering major, classes like Honors Engineering Clinic allow me to study within my major, while also interacting with people who are enrolled in the Honors College. As a freshman, living in the Honors learning community introduced me to a lot of my fellow peers who share academic goals, dreams, and aspirations that are similar to mine. Without the Honors College, I don't know what my Rowan experience would look like, and I can't wait to see what new experiences await me in the rest of my undergraduate career!

~Brandon Hickson, Biomedical Engineering major

Mikayla Santana, Psychology majorThe Honors community is always there for their members and prospective students. Advisors are always willing to answer questions and will help connect you with others who have a career similar to the path you wish to take.  The program gives you the opportunity to see what lies beyond the campus through its free trips to the MoMA and Philadelphia Museum of Art, which further your perspective on the arts in major cities. The Honors College is also about coming together to bring good to the community. Not only do you volunteer on Rowan’s campus, but you also have the opportunity to volunteer in the community of Glassboro and beyond. 

~Mikayla Santana, Psychology major 

Gabby and Bella BLASTExperience the Whitney Center, home of the Honors College, thanks to the creative skills of Gabriella and Isabella DeStefano, BLAST mentors and Biochemistry majors, that were demonstrated in Honors Cultural Geography: Why Place Matters course taught Dr. Jennifer Kitson.

In support of the Honors student experience, we offer...
  • Priority registration
  • Honors cluster housing (optional)
  • Enrolling in educationally enhanced and/or unique Honors classes
  • Use of the Honors lounges and computer lab in The Whitney Center (includes free printing)
  • Funding to attend theatre, art gallery, instrumental and vocal concerts, and invited speaker presentations
  • Funding to participate in unique All-Honors activities
  • Partial funding to attend and/or present at academic conferences
  • Competitive funding for educational activities abroad
  • Competitive funding for Research Assistantships for independent research projects with a supporting faculty member
  • Competitive funding to travel to conferences, approved research and service activities (e.g. alternate spring break activities) within the United States
  • Extended library borrowing privileges
  • Having the Honors Studies concentration listed on student’s diploma

Full details about Honors guidelines can be found in Honors Guidelines.