A Unit of Undergraduate Studies

Honor Societies

Phi Beta Kappa

KU is home to the Kansas Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Kappa -- the oldest chapter west of the Mississippi of the nation's oldest and most well-known national honor society, emphasizing excellence in the liberal arts and sciences.

Phi Kappa Phi

Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's largest all-discipline honor society. KU is home to Chapter 171.



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Course offerings are “among the most comprehensive in the nation,” according to “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs”
98% of University Honors Program graduates are employed or accepted to graduate school within six months of graduation
40% of students in the University Honors Program conduct research before graduation
9 to 1: Average ratio of KU honors students to faculty advisors
1 of only 7 programs nationwide to receive a top rating from “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs” in 2014
60% of University Honors Program students study abroad
KU honors students select their advisors from top-ranked KU faculty
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.