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Small Classes. Big Opportunities.

The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College of 华人第一情色社区 is the nation鈥檚 only university-affiliated, free-standing honors college. Located in Jupiter, FL on the John D. MacArthur campus of Florida Atlantic, this close-knit, residential, highly-selective liberal arts and sciences college offers a distinctive all-honors curriculum and is surrounded by world-renowned scientific research institutes, where our undergraduates benefit from unparalleled access to research internships.

Choose from a wide array of disciplinary and interdisciplinary programs of study, enjoy small classes all taught by accomplished professors, and pursue limitless internship and study abroad opportunities. Are you interested in conducting world-class scientific research, representing a country in a Model United Nations competition, interning in a business, studying in another country, or serving in student government? As one student put it, "the opportunities here are mind-boggling!" Our advice? Pursue what inspires and challenges you the most.

Why Choose the Wilkes Honors College? Graduate and Professional Success Starts Here.

Interested in science or medicine? You can intern in a world-class research lab and contribute to new discoveries in neuroscience, marine biology, or cancer research. Our Jupiter campus boasts the Scripps Research Institute-Florida, the Max Planck Institute for Neuroscience, and Florida Atlantic's Brain Institute and Jupiter Life Science Initiative. Aspiring marine biologists can intern at Florida Atlantic's nearby Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute! Wilkes Honors College students have unprecedented access to working with world-class research scientists.

Have a strong desire to pursue a career in medicine? Incoming freshmen may apply to our Wilkes Medical Scholars Program, a highly selective, early admission program into the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine.

Interested in law, art, diplomacy, history, or social entrepreneurship? We have exceptional programs and opportunities that will prepare you for any career -- even those that don't yet exist!

OUTCOMES: We prepare students to become engaged citizens and successful professionals. Our alumni are doctors, scientists, teachers, attorneys, community leaders, business professionals and more. Whatever your dreams, you will graduate fully prepared for your next steps.

ACCESS: Our students come from a wide array of backgrounds, and we enjoy a richly diverse and inclusive community. Many are the first in their family's history to attend college.

VALUE: Most students accepted to the Wilkes Honors College and seeking their first baccalaureate degree receive merit-based scholarships, and many students receive need-based aid. The majority of our students graduate with zero college debt, and the average for others is $10K less than the national average for public universities, and much less than the average for private colleges.

LIVING ON CAMPUS: The Wilkes Honors College is a residential college. All incoming freshmen live on campus their first two years. Students enjoy individual bedrooms in furnished 4-room suites with high-speed internet and cable television.

CAMPUS LIFE: The campus hosts many special events such as live music, student gatherings and festivities to promote a positive and inclusive community. Students are minutes from convenient shopping and nearby amenities, as well as beautiful parks, waterways and healthy outdoors fun that can be enjoyed in our year-round mild and sunny climate.

Have questions or need more information? We're here to help!

Email us at or call 561.799.8646.


Nicholas Moy and Rachel Kavalakatt successfully competed at e-Fest, winning funds for their start-up company, Glaucova.

Wilkes Honors College Students Earn Funding for Start-up

华人第一情色社区鈥檚 55th annual Honors Convocation recognizes the University鈥檚 most outstanding students and faculty.

FAU Hosts 55th Annual Honors Convocation

华人第一情色社区 President Stacy Volnick and Interim Provost Russell Ivy recently hosted the University's 55th annual Honors Convocation more

华人第一情色社区 Alumni and Community Engagement hosted its annual Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni Award Ceremony and Reception. In attendance were, front row, from left, Katie Burke, Ph.D., assistant vice president of alumni and community engagement; Woody De Othello; Rigaud Joseph, Ph.D.; Pablo Paez; Ted Toomer, Ed.D.; Jean Seaver; and Justine Avila, chair of the FAU Alumni Association Board. Back row, from left, Carly Yoost; Daniel Chauss, Ph.D.; Phillip Parker; FAU President Stacy Volnick, Ph.D.; Angela S. Prestia, Ph.D.; Edward Fulton, M.D.; Mihai Fonoage, Ph.D.; and David Green, interim vice president of institutional advancement.

FAU Honors 2024 Hall of Fame Inductees and Distinguished Alumni

华人第一情色社区 Alumni and Community Engagement recently hosted its annual Hall of Fame & Distinguished Alumni Award Ceremony and Reception. more

A trio of 华人第一情色社区 students has been named as 2024 Goldwater Scholars, the third consecutive year FAU students have earned this honor.

Three FAU Students Recognized as 2024 Goldwater Scholars

A trio of 华人第一情色社区 students has been named as 2024 Goldwater Scholars, the third consecutive year FAU students have earned this honor. more

Scuba divers, Coral Reef Sponges, U.S. Virgin Islands

Study Explores Severe Hurricanes and Coral Reef Sponge Recolonization

A study by FAU researchers and colleagues is the first to evaluate substrate recolonization by sponges in the U.S. Virgin Islands after two catastrophic storms using genetic analyses. more


  • Students intern on campus with world-renown scientists
  • Over 100 students have co-authored publications
  • 70% of graduates go on to graduate and professional programs
  • Most students receives a merit-based scholarship
  • FAU's Diplomacy Program has won 37 National and International Awards for Academic Excellence

Jannatul Begum

Jannatul Begum graduated from Lake Worth Community High School and came to the Wilkes Honors College with an interest in Neuroscience. As Jannatul explains, 鈥淚 chose the HC because of the small, interactive class sizes....

Michael Berg

Michael Berg came to the Wilkes Honors College from Anclote High School in Holiday, Florida. A Flager Scholar, Michael chose this concentration so that he would the opportunity to pursue a career in either education or foreign...

Morgan Cable
Morgan Cable '05

Dr. Morgan Cable is a research scientist and group supervisor in the Astrobiology and Oceans Worlds Group at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. She worked on the Cassini Mission as a Project Science... Read More

Olivia Ducram '20

Olivia began her freshman year attending the Harriet Wilkes Honors College. After receiving an invitation to attend Scholar鈥檚 Day, Olivia was awarded the Henry Morrison Flagler scholarship, which provides her with internship...


Congratulations to Dr. Carmen Ca帽ete Quesada for being awarded the Franklin Grant from the American Philosophical Society! With these funds, Dr. Ca帽ete Quesada recently traveled to Madrid and Almer铆a, Spain to visit archives... Read More

Professor Receives Presidential Award for Outstanding Community Engagement

Jacqueline Fewkes, Ph.D., is the recipient of a 华人第一情色社区 Presidential Award for Outstanding Faculty-Led Community Engagement for Engaged Teaching. Dr. Fewkes is one of the three faculty members awarded...