Schreyer Honors College honored among nation's top honors programs

Penn State's Schreyer Honors College was one of seven university honors program to receive a rating of 5.0 mortarboards from the independent website Credit: Steve Tressler / Penn StateCreative Commons

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State’s Schreyer Honors College has received the highest rating by Public University Honors in its upcoming release of "INSIDE HONORS: Ratings and Reviews of 50 Public University Honors Programs."

Schreyer was one of seven national programs to receive a rating of 5.0 “mortarboards” of the 50 programs rated in the publication’s Inside Honors release, which was last published by Public University Press in 2016.

Public University Honors, an independent evaluator of public honors programs, uses a variety of factors in determining the top schools, including honors curriculum requirement for graduation, number of honors sections in key disciplines, class size and graduation rate, availability of housing and previous awards won.

The Schreyer Honors College was one of 11 national honors programs to receive a 5.0 mortarboard rating in 2016 and one of seven in 2014, the first year Public University Honors developed the mortarboard rating system.

About the Schreyer Honors College

The Schreyer Honors College promotes academic excellence with integrity, the building of a global perspective, and creation of opportunities for leadership and civic engagement. Schreyer Honors Scholars total more than 2,000 students at University Park and 20 Commonwealth Campuses. They represent the top 2 percent of students at Penn State who excel academically and lead on campus.

Last Updated October 02, 2018