Bailey Carpenter, a freshman at the University of Arkansas and 2015 graduate of Triad High School, has been accepted into the U of A Honors College.
The Honors College was established in 2002 and unites the university’s top undergraduate students and professors in a learning environment characterized by discovery, creativity and service. Students partner with faculty mentors on research, and courses are taught by elite professors, typically in small sections. Acceptance to the honors college is based on standardized test score(s), and high school and U of A GPA.
Carpenter is an animal science major in the U of A’s Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, and recently completed her first semester with a 4.0 grade point average.
Each year the Honors College awards up to 90 freshman fellowships that provide $70,000 over four years, and more than $1 million in undergraduate research and study abroad grants.
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The Honors College is nationally recognized for the high caliber of students it admits and graduates. Honors students enjoy small, in-depth classes, and programs are offered in all disciplines, tailored to students’ academic interests, with interdisciplinary collaborations encouraged. Fifty percent of Honors College graduates have studied abroad — three times the national average — and one hundred percent of Honors College graduates have engaged in mentored research.