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George Washington University honors students are

Intellectual Omnivores.



University Honors Program


The George Washington University (GW) Honors Program helps students hone their analytical and expressive powers, deepen their understanding of complex issues and questions, and broaden their perspectives. Built upon an interdisciplinary honors experience, the program is fully aligned with the highest academic aspirations of GW’s schools and departments. Honors students are intellectual omnivores who know that you can’t be interested in one thing without being interested in all things.



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Fully aligned with the highest academic aspirations of GW’s schools and departments







UHP students smiling after successfully completing an escape room


Featured Blog Post

Class Visits around the Community!

Many of our UHP faculty members enjoy taking students on visits around the community to explore relevant course topics! Read about Professor Moreira's class trip to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History this past spring semester in the blog linked below!


Pictured to the left: Professor Kung and students from her 'Games' Capstone successfully completing an escape room adventure!




Students smiling at welcome dinner


AY 2019-2020 STATS



502 Total Students in the Program:

CCAS 51%; ESIA 30%; SEAS 8%; GWSB 7%; Milken 6%


Destinations for 2020 UHP Graduates:

Employment - 45%; Grad School - 26%;  Fellowship/Service - 4%; Other- 25%




  • 68 honors courses taught by 36 Honors dedicated professors
  • 43 credit-bearing research projects or internships
  • 2/5 of UHP students choose to take more than the required number of Honors courses


UHP Facts

  • 9% of honors graduates graduated early in 2018
  • 25% (approx) of your total course-work will be UHP curriculum
  • 61 students studied abroad in 2018-2019 academic year






“While your major often teaches you how to work, the UHP teaches you how to think.”

Jacob Garber, English and Creative Writing, Class of 2014

Program; Students by Mall