It is the start of another academic year. The Honors faculty and staff are truly excited to have our students back on campus – it’s been too quiet around the AV. We welcome another great class of 391 first-year students to the Honors Program, raising the total number of students in the program to 1619!
The FA15 class is the largest in the history of the Honors Program! Here is a brief profile:
- Average high school GPA: 4.16
- Average ACT: 30
- Average SAT: 1292
- 68% female
- 62% Colorado residents; non-residents from 35 states
This fall our 17 Honors faculty are teaching 22 sections of HONR192 seminar, 7 sections of HONR392 seminar, and 6 sections of HONR492 seminar. An exceptional and enthusiastic group of 46 peer mentors will conduct the recitation sections for HONR192. About 180 students will be completing their Honors thesis in HONR499. It promises to be a great year.
We are offering 2 sections of a second-year seminar for the first time. The seminars, which meet either AUCC category 3B (HONR292) or 3E (HONR293) requirement, will become part of the Honors curriculum next year, starting with the FA15 entering class.
On behalf of the Honors faculty and staff, I wish to you all a year filled with learning, personal growth, and adventure. Welcome back!