The University of Pittsburgh established the University Honors College in 1986 to meet the special academic and co-curricular needs of capable and motivated undergraduate students. Building upon the achievements of the University Honors Program, begun in 1978, the Honors College provides increased opportunity, incentives, and recognition for high attainment by students.
Welcome from the Dean
Read what Dean Brian Primack has to say about the Honors College and the many reasons it might be the ideal fit for you.
Mission, Values, and Vision
The mission of the Honors College is to meet the academic and extracurricular needs of the University of Pittsburgh's most able, ambitious, and inquisitive undergraduate students by providing intellectual challenges, inspiring individual effort, encouraging independent thinking and self-discovery, and fostering a nurturing community.
Honors College Student Ambassadors are juniors and seniors who participate actively in the Honors College and are chosen to promote honors opportunities to the general University community through informal conversations and formal announcements in freshman seminars, special student events, and within the residence halls.