University Honors Program

The University Honors Program (UHP) is a diverse community of scholars across all GW schools & colleges who are intellectually and socially engaged with each other and their faculty members. UHP students live together in West Hall on the Mount Vernon campus during their first year and, in later years, have the option to live in an Honors community on the Foggy Bottom campus. Our distinctive curriculum promotes a broad liberal education that encourages students both to probe the most foundational questions of humanity and to apply their understanding to complex problems of the world today. Students enhance their course work with research and other experiential opportunities and work with our faculty and staff to achieve intellectual and personal development throughout their undergraduate years.

Applying to the Program

Applicants must indicate their intent to apply to UHP on the Common Application and answer the related essay questions in 500 words or less.

1. As you think about your time at GW, how do you see the University Honors Program shaping your undergraduate experience? What most excites you about joining the UHP?

2. Write a letter to a figure of importance to you (scholar, artist, activist, scientist, politician, etc.).