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Whatever your major or area of concentration at S.U., the Honors experience can enhance the value of your degree. Graduating with Honors demonstrates to employers and graduate programs that you're the type of person who welcomes challenges and exceeds expectations. Completing the necessary coursework for Honors requires sustained effort across many semesters, and the capstone (or thesis) project shows your ability to work independently at a high level. That kind of determination and self-motivation are attractive to recruiters in virtually every field, giving you a competitive edge in the professional world or in applying to graduate programs nationwide.


  • High school GPA of 3.5 or
  • SAT score greater than 1200 Composite Superscore or
  • ACT score of 27

Incoming Students with a high school grade-point-average of 4.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) and an SAT score at or above 1350 (or ACT score of 30 or above) are eligible to be automatically admitted into the Honors College. Students who wish to be admitted to the program under these conditions are recommended to email the Dean of the Honors College Dr. James Buss at with a request for automatic admission. Please note, all students who wish to be considered for an Honors scholarship must submit a complete application and essay, regardless of automatic admission.

For more information about applying to the College, please click here.

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Our Honors Ambassadors are here to help! The ambassadors are exemplary Honors students and are available to answer any questions you may have about the Honors College and their experiences at Salisbury University.

Student Testimonials

“The Honors College has made my experience at Salisbury University so much better. I have learned so much about writing papers, increased time management, and bettered my discussion skills. It made me a more confident student and provided me with a place I can go to focus, study and succeed." - Caroline Leahy

“The Honors College has opened up my academic world. No classes or programs have ever shown me how far I can reach with education like the Honors College.” - Shannon Wiley

“The Honors College really helped me when I started at Salisbury University. It gave me a community and I’ve met some fantastic people through it. I really can’t thank the Honors College enough for what they’ve done, I wouldn’t be the person I am without it.” - Ronnie Taksler

“My involvement with Honors gave me the ability to enroll in more challenging classes and have more of a one on one relationship with professors who knew me and how to help me succeed.” - Hailey Gibbs

“The Honors College has provided me with opportunities to grow intellectually in seminar style classes that I would not have been able to access otherwise.” - Becky Miller

“Being in the Honors College has allowed me to take courses in topics I otherwise might have never had the opportunity to explore. It has also given me the chance to expand my perspectives through intellectual debates with my peers.” - Sarah Bentivenga

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