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Patricia & Douglas Perry Honors College

Think. Dream. Excel.

Imagine an undergraduate education where passions become possibilities, and first-hand experiences give shape to your goals. Where academic strengths become professional skills, and civic engagement is an essential metric of success.

Create your own Honors experience

The Honors curriculum is not a list of boxes to be checked. You will choose the types of courses and experiences that support your interests and goals.

Learn how

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Who can apply to the Perry Honors College?

 Incoming Freshmen

 Current ODU Students

 Transfer Students

 Full-time Distance Learners

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Meet a few of our students

Blake Steiner

Blake Steiner


Blakes worked on research projects for multiple faculty members and went on to win "best presentation" at the Virginia Collegiate Honors Council Conference.

Aja Sydnor

Aja Sydnor

fashion merchandising

For her service-learning requirement, Aja developed a feasibility study for a garden where homeless children could grow fruits and vegetables.

John Gail

John Gail

accounting and business analytics

John, a Navy veteran, won student awards for both accounting and business analytics and landed a job at CSG Strategic Tax Consultants.

Jo-Ann Estes

Jo-Ann Estes

international studies and art history

Jo-Ann transferred to ODU to focus on international studies and languages and received scholarships to study in both Morocco and Jordan.

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