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About the University Honors Program



The University Honors Program at Idaho State University offers enriched educational experiences for bright, talented, and ambitious undergraduate students.


As the only Honors Bachelor's Degree granting institution in Idaho, the University Honors Program (UHP) provides you with opportunities for broader, deeper, and more complex learning experiences, but the program is bigger than academics alone.

The University Honors Program offers you the following:

  • Priority registration throughout your college career.
  • Small class sizes throughout the Honors curriculum.
  • Undergraduate research and leadership opportunities.
  • Undergraduate thesis development courses, not offered elsewhere on campus.
  • Individualized advising.
  • An active learning/living community on campus.
  • Personal connections with Honors faculty to support your growth.
  • Additional scholarships reserved for Honors students.
  • Strong preparation for post-graduate studies.
  • UHP Peer Mentors to aid in acclimation to college and the Honors Program.
  • Numerous social and civic-engagement opportunities.
  • A community that values and recognizes the whole person.

Honors Student Distribution in Idaho State University Colleges

Honors students come to ISU with varied interests and from a variety of backgrounds.  The graphs below show the distribution of Honors students (by percent) in the Colleges at ISU and compares all students in the first graph to the two most recent incoming classes starting in the Fall 2020 and Fall 2019 semesters.


The distribution of all Honors Students in the Colleges of ISU.



The distribution of new Honors Students starting in the Fall 2020 semester.



The distribution of new Honors Students starting in the Fall 2019 semester.

University Honors Program Key Principles

UHP Mission

UHP Values

UHP Vision

UHP Goals

Honors Student Learning Outcomes

Honors Degree Seeking Student Learning Outcomes

Civic Engagement