About Honors

Talented students are often forced to choose between the exciting opportunities and challenges offered by large, research-oriented universities and the close, personal environment offered by small liberal arts colleges. At Florida International University you can have the best of both worlds. The Honors College at FIU is a community of dedicated scholars—outstanding students and committed teachers—who work together in an atmosphere usually associated with small private colleges, but with all of the resources of a major state university. And the fact that it is located in one of the most important and exciting cities in the world makes the Honors college at FIU an excellent choice for bright, eager students.

Dean’s Welcome

Dean’s Welcome

Welcome to the Honors College! I would like to invite you to become part of an exceptional community. If you’re looking for a small-school sense of belonging while accessing the many advantages of a top research university, Honors is for you. Many of the schools you are considering have honors colleges or programs. Ours is […]

Mission, Values and Vision

MISSION The mission of the Honors College is to provide a transformative undergraduate education by providing cutting-edge academic and co-curricular opportunities; mentoring and inspiring students to excel and flourish through advanced research, community engagement, international study, and cultural literacy; providing the tools to develop a coherent worldview through higher-order reasoning, intellectual curiosity, and ethical judgment; […]


Students in the Honors College possess dual academic citizenship. Students may pursue any major available in the University and at the same time complete the Honors College curriculum. In most cases, participation in Honors does not increase the number of credits required for graduation. Each term, students enroll in one Honors seminar that is designed […]

Application Requirements

To apply to the Honors College at FIU, please complete an online application with all of the appropriate documents listed below. If you have the documents below ready, please click here, to get started. For frequently asked questions, please click here. Incoming Freshmen 3.5 weighted GPA 1850 SAT or 28 ACT 500 word essay (choose 1 […]

Application & Deadlines

Deadlines The Honors College Important Dates for the 2017-2018 academic year are: Online Application Available: October 1st Priority Deadline: January 15 Final Deadline: May 1 Application Requirements All students can apply to the Honors College. Average scores for admittance: 3.5 Weighted GPA 1250 SAT 28 ACT The Honors College Online Admission Application will be available on October 1. All […]

Benefits of Honors

Priority registration Tracks in pre-med, pre-law, and innovation Advanced undergraduate research program Internships for every student Honors College Building with living-learning residential community Small classes and close relationships with professors Mentoring through partnerships with community and business leaders Extended library privileges Special recognition at commencement Notation on transcript: “Graduated through the Honors College” Innovation and […]

Visit the Honors College

Directions to the Modesto Maidique Campus The Honors College Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 233 11200 SW 8th street Miami, FL 33199 (305) 348-4100 From 826 (Palmetto Expressway): Take 826 to SW 8th Street exit (Tamiami Trail) and head west. Proceed on 8th St. to SW 107th Avenue. Turn left. Proceed on 107th Ave. to […]

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