Anderson University Welcomes Record Honors Program Enrollment


Anderson, Ind. — Anderson University recently announced it has welcomed its largest Honors class in the history of the 16-year-old program. The 69 newest members of the Honors program come from nine states and have an average high school GPA of 3.95. These first year students have a variety of interests, representing 36 majors and 18 NCAA sports.

“We are thrilled to welcome this large group of students who bring with them a huge range of impressive academic accomplishments and unique gifts,” said Dr. Laura Stull, co-director of the Honors program. “It has been exciting to see the sense of community that is already developing in their cohort and we look forward to how they will use their skills and talents to contribute positively to the larger AU campus.”

Students in this year’s cohort are enthusiastic about the program. “The AU Honors program appealed to me by offering opportunities to expand my academic frontiers,” said first year Honors student Josiah D. Zaragoza.

The Honors program is an integral part of Anderson University’s commitment to the highest ideals of Christian higher education. The program provides a series of small, discussion-based interdisciplinary courses that satisfy particular liberal arts program requirements. 

These courses, as well as close interaction with faculty and a cohort of peers, offer intellectually challenging experiences that stimulate and refine the skills of clear expression, acute analysis, critical thinking, and imaginative problem-solving.

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.