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Welcome to the Lewis Honors College!

The Lewis Honors College provides students with the opportunity to enhance their academic and co-curricular experience while at the University of Kentucky. Honors courses are not simply "more" or "harder" work, but instead give students access to broader, deeper, and more complex learning experiences than standard courses. Our Honors program allows students to take their education to the next level with opportunities, resources, courses, and communities not available elsewhere on campus.

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What I most appreciate about Honors is the safe and accepting community it fosters. The faculty truly care about their students, and I always felt like my opinions were welcomed and respected, creating an environment of discovery and exploration free of judgment.

Rayleigh Deaton
Rayleigh Deaton ’23
Fulbright Scholar

Honors is for Every College, Every Major

The Lewis Honors College provides the community, connections, and rigor of a liberal arts institution while also giving students access to the limitless opportunities provided by a large university. At Lewis Honors College, we want students to explore all their academic interests. Whether that’s diving deep into one topic or exploring through an interdisciplinary approach, the Lewis Honors College provides students the freedom to build an education to match their interests.

A pie-chart showing the statistics of which colleges students of the Lewis Honors College are enrolled in. 34% of students are enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences, 24% are enrolled in the College of Engineering, 17% are enrolled in the College of Business and Economics, 7% are enrolled in the College of Health Sciences, 6% are enrolled in the College of Agriculture, and 12% belong to other colleges.

How are you Applying?

First-Year Student

Apply as a high school senior.

Upper-Level Admission

Join Honors as a current UK or transfer student.

What Does Honors Provide?

Honors Curriculum and Advising

The Honors curriculum ranges from small, discussion-based experiences to faculty-directed education abroad programs. Additionally, each student is assigned an Honors advisor to provide guidance.

Center for Personal Development

CPD counselors help students explore their purpose as they set and reach both personal and professional goals. CPD also promotes well-being and career readiness in individual sessions and group activities.

Honors Residential Experience

Honors students have access to a living environment among like-minded peers who are intellectually curious and prioritize their studies, well-being, and community.

Honors Pathways

Up to 120 Honors students may be selected for a Gatton College of Business and Economics Honors pathway in Global Scholars, Social Entrepreneurship Scholars, and Scholars in Engineering and Management.

Leadership Opportunities

Student leadership roles enable engaging with prospective students, creating a sense of community among current students, practicing servant leadership, and developing interpersonal skills.

Experiential Education

Honors students fulfill Experiential Education credits by interning, conducting research, studying abroad, and/or participating in service-learning.

Scholarships, Grants, and Awards

Every student who graduates from the Lewis Honors College earns the distinction of the Lewis Honors College degree on their UK transcript and receives the Honors Medallion. Honors students also have access to funding to support their endeavors.

How to Apply?

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Admissions Staff

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Tony Colella
Tony Colella
Acting Director of Recruitment
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Lewis Honors College - U103
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859-257-1189
Email
joseph.colella@uky.edu

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Claire Baumann
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Michael Rohs
Michael Rohs
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Lauren Worley
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