Honors College freshman class tops 400 students, impresses academically
Hundreds of newly minted Golden Grizzlies gathered in Meadow Brook Theatre Wednesday morning as Oakland University’s Honors College welcomed a record number of freshmen to its ranks during the college's "Making Discoveries" freshman colloquium.
Students were grouped into small teams, each headed by an Honors College student teaching assistant.
This year’s crop of Honors College freshmen – more than 400 students – is 30 percent larger than last year’s incoming class. The group also boasts 160 Presidential Scholars – students who achieved at least a 3.9 GPA and an ACT score of 31 or above while in high school – a 25 percent increase over last year.
In addition, this year’s class is academically diverse, featuring students from all areas of study, including pre-medicine, healthcare and nursing (30 percent); computer science and engineering (30 percent); other sciences (15 percent); business (10 percent); and arts and social sciences (15 percent).
Learn more about The Honors College at oakland.edu/hc.
Dean Graeme Harper welcomes The Honors College's incoming freshman class at the "Making Discoveries" freshman colloquium in Meadow Brook Theatre.
The "Lime" group of The Honors College freshman class is pictured.
The "Green" group of The Honors College freshman class is pictured.