The Honors College is the center of undergraduate excellence at FIU.President Mark B. Rosenberg

The FIU Honors College is home to 2,787 ambitious, curious, and open-minded students– drawn from every major and college at FIU. We bring them together with top faculty and practitioners from a variety of fields through a unique, separate curriculum that works alongside any major and transcends disciplines. Our Honors College students are put in an environment where they make novel connections between ideas as they learn with students and faculty who engage topics from a variety of perspectives. We focus on helping students develop the intellectual and vocational tools they need to succeed at FIU and beyond.

Dean’s Priorities:

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    SCHOLARSHIPS: We want to help our students reach their goals. We aim to establish more endowed scholarships to attract top applicants, meet their full financial need, and assist more in living on campus in Honors housing.

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    SPACE: Additional space is necessary to support service and research and to provide a conducive learning environment for all. The latter includes group study rooms, individual study carrels, open areas for activities, and dedicated seminar rooms.

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    SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Our students are high-achievers. They come to FIU ready for a challenge, wanting to pack their undergraduate careers with as many experiences as possible. Through the Honors College, we provide high-impact, out-of-classroom opportunities to help them expand their skills and their worldviews.

Our Campaign Target:


Honors College Next Horizon Goal



  • First-Generation Undergraduate Scholarships
  • Merit-Based Undergraduate Scholarships
  • Emergency Assistance Scholarships
  • Transfer and Retention Scholarships
  • Honors College Housing Scholarships
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Research and Fellowship Awards
  • Study Abroad Support
  • Optimization Scholarship for Internship Participation



  • Honors Edge Lab and makerspaces
  • Honors Education in the Arts (HEARTS)
  • Advanced Research and Creativity in Honors (ARCH)
  • Panther Mock Trial Team
  • Service and Study Abroad programs
  • Social Innovation Projects

The Next Horizon campaign is your opportunity to invest directly in FIU’s impact. Focused on the pillars of student success and research excellence, the initiative will put FIU at the forefront of discovery and innovation; health and society; environment and resilience; influence and enterprise; and community, arts and culture.

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