t's time to think big. To plan your future. Choosing a college is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make. For a high-achieving student like you, the possibilities are wide open. There are no limits to what you can do, who you can become, or the impact you can have on the world.

As part of the Honors College at SOU, you start making a difference the day you set foot on campus. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of something from the beginning. Immerse yourself in an amazing academic experience―in the classroom, throughout the community, and across the world.

We are looking for exceptional, entrepreneurial, and ambitious students who are serious about reaching their full potential. It's an invitation to explore, question, share, challenge, experience, change, connect, grow, create, and lead. It's a chance to make a difference.

Dr. Mary Cullinan
President,
Southern Oregon University

We look at the whole picture of who you are―intellectually, academically, and creatively. Your transcripts should show you are at the top of your class. But, beyond grades, you must demonstrate that you are a well-rounded citizen who has already attained creative or technical goals, participated in clubs and organizations, volunteered, or achieved other accomplishments beyond the classroom.
It's a campus experience you won't find anywhere else. Rich cultural resources, a vibrant business community, and glorious surroundings provide inspiration beyond the classroom. Southern Oregon is one of the most beautiful and diverse ecosystems in the world. Snow-capped mountains, wilderness areas, and whitewater rivers surround a lively arts community.
As part of the Honors College, you'll participate in small classes taught by faculty who will actively engage you and push you to exceed your own expectations.
Admission is based on a range of factors including academic record, test scores, extracurricular activities, and recommendation letters. The Honors College challenges students to commit to an academic program that will resemble graduate-level study habits.
Every major is available, from biology and business to theatre, music, economics, education, and environmental science.
You'll do applied research or creative projects that build a portfolio useful for whatever life path or career you choose.
You'll build dynamic relationships with employers and community leaders through a personalized mentoring program.