The Honors College is an outstanding resource that Auburn offers to qualified students and that Singley sees as a “complement to academics.” With a variety of educational opportunities, the Honors College aims to provide a “small-college feel on a large campus,” stated Singley. The smaller class sizes in Honors classes provide for a more collaborative learning environment with greater accountability.
Living in the Honors residence hall is a wonderful opportunity for Honors students to be around other like-minded individuals. Acceptance into the Honors College requires a 29 on the ACT, a 3.75 GPA and completion of a separate application. Students who meet all of these requirements will then be chosen out of the pool of applicants based on these qualifications. In 2012, there were 650 students selected for admittance into Auburn’s Honors College.
Honors College students enjoy some interesting perks such as book clubs with deans and even the AU President. Auburn has a strong development program that has produced Rhodes Scholars and a Gates Cambridge Award – only 2 out of 32 recipients total were from a public university. Many of these students, as well as many of the general student population, also participate in the co-op program and internships.