The Top 5 Benefits of RVCC’s Honors College

Monday, February 17, 2020
The Top 5 Benefits of RVCC’s Honors College

Are you craving a smaller, more challenging and individualized academic environment? Do you want to surround yourself with like-minded students, who are motivated to excel like yourself? If so, then, RVCC’s Honors College is the perfect destination! Established in 2011, the Honors Program provides an enriching, rigorous academic environment for a select group of high achieving students, who come from 20 different high schools in Somerset County and Hunterdon County. Challenging honors-level courses in subjects such as Art History, General Biology, General Chemistry, U.S. History, Calculus and Statistics leave students well prepared to transfer to highly competitive four-year colleges and universities. To learn more, attend an upcoming Honors College Information Sessior.

Top 5 Benefits of RVCC's Honors College

The Honors College opens up exciting opportunities for you inside the classroom, in the community and in preparing for the future. Read below to learn about all of the key benefits.

  1. Small Classes with an Interdisciplinary Focus

As an Honors College student, you will attend seminar-style courses with an interdisciplinary focus.  Plus, the classes are limited to only 25 students per section.

  1. Exciting Trips

As an RVCC Honors Student, you can participate in educational and cultural class trips to places like Washington, D.C, New York City, Philadelphia and Gettysburg.

  1. Built in Community

You’ll be part of a select, motivated group of scholars that shares your curiosity, drive and passion for learning.

  1. Dedicated Academic & Transfer Advisors

Since classes are taught by a select group of faculty, you’ll establish a close working relationship with RVCC’s dedicated professors and advisors.

  1. Increased Transferability to Select Institutions

RVCC’s Honors College graduates are prepared to transfer to highly competitive four-year colleges and universities. Some have gone on to attend prestigious institutions such as: Georgetown University, Cornell University, Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania. RVCC also has special Honors College transfer relationships with outstanding four-year colleges—such as American University and Drew University—that increase a graduate’s chances of admission and transfer scholarships. The agreements also provide a gateway for students to participate in an honors program at the four-year college or university.

If you are not admitted to the Honors College you may still take individual honors courses if you meet the defined entrance requirements for such courses. To learn more, contact RVCC’s Honors College Co-Directors:

  • Greg DeSanctis

908-526-1200 x8966

  • Lynne Kowski

908-526-1200 x8254

About RVCC

RVCC has been ranked the best community college in NJ by and Washington Monthly ranked RVCC eighth in the country in the category of “Best Colleges for Adult Learners (2 Year Colleges)” for 2018. As a leading state college in New Jersey, RVCC serves students locally from Somerset County and Hunterdon County, across the country, and around the world, offering top degree programs and the best local career training. For information, visit