Honors College Benefits

Honors College Benefits

The Honors College opens up exciting opportunities for you inside the classroom, in the community and in preparing for the future. You’ll be part of a community of scholars who share your curiosity and love of learning. Our dedicated faculty will inspire you and the seminar-style courses will engage you. The Honors College is a stepping stone to greater educational opportunities and success in life.

Benefits of the Honors College

  • Increased transferability to select four-year institutions
  • Classes limited to 25 students per section
  • Classes with other academically motivated students
  • Classes taught by a select group of faculty
  • Dedicated academic & transfer advisor
  • Educational and cultural trips to places such as Philadelphia, Gettysburg, New York & Washington, DC
  • Substantially reduces the cost of a college degree

Honors College by the Numbers

  • Approximately 75 students admitted each year
  • Roughly 20 different high schools represented each year
  • 90% retention rate (from freshman to sophomore year)
  • 80% graduate within two years
  • 90% have successfully transferred to pursue bachelor’s degrees
  • Admitted students average over a 3.50 GPA (or 90%) GPA
  • Admitted students average between 1150-1200 on the SAT

Success of Graduates

Honors College students have been accepted by some excellent colleges & universities around the country. Included on that list are the following schools:

  • American University - Honors College
  • American University of Paris
  • Arizona State University - Honors College
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Bucknell University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Colorado State University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Drew University
  • Drexel University
  • Emory University
  • Fordham University
  • Georgetown University
  • George Washington University
  • Hamilton College
  • Hofstra University
  • Ithaca College
  • John Jay College
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Lafayette College
  • Lehigh University
  • Moravian College
  • NJIT
  • North Carolina State University
  • Northeastern University
  • NYU
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Princeton University
  • Purdue University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Rowan University - Honors College
  • Rutgers - New Brunswick (Business School)
  • Rutgers School of Pharmacy
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • Smith College
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Syracuse University
  • The College of New Jersey
  • Tufts University
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Maine
  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Miami (FL)
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Texas-Austin
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Vassar College
  • Villanova University
  • Virginia Tech
  • Wesleyan University
  • William & Mary University
  • Yale University

Latest News From Campus

News Releases RVCC Awards Degrees, Certificates to Close to 1,200 Graduates Posted Monday, May 13, 2024
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News Releases Honors College Students Present Independent Study Capstone Projects Posted Monday, May 6, 2024
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