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The Honors Program

The Bentley Honors Program challenges and rewards our most academically talented students. You'll be part of an exclusive group of high-achieving students in special courses taught in an intimate seminar atmosphere, allowing you to form close relationships with professors and fellow honors students.

The added academic rigor brings with it great opportunity. Honors students have access to research funding and competitive Honors Program research fellowships. You’ll also be part of career and internship offerings through our program corporate partner, United Technologies Corporation. And you’ll be assigned a dedicated Honors Program career adviser to assist with your job search and strategic thinking on career paths. You’ll have fun, too, enjoying Honors-only co-curricular activities, such as films, distinguished speakers, and field trips to innovative companies, theaters, concert halls, and museums. 


The Honors Program seeks out motivated, well-rounded students with leadership potential. Approximately the top 8 to 10 percent of incoming first-years are invited to join the program, and receive their invitation as part of the acceptance package. While there is no specific criteria, invitations are traditionally based on:

  • Academic excellence
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Community service
  • Leadership and athletics

Students not initially invited into the program may also apply for admission to the program while enrolled at Bentley, provided they demonstrate strong academic records and a desire to be challenged. For more information, please contact Honors Program Director, Christian Rubio.

Student Profiles

Rachel Madden
The Honors Program at Bentley has enhanced Rachel's education and college experience by leveraging academic resources and bringing her closer to her honors peers and professors. Read more >>

Amanda Pine
Being in Bentley's Honors Program, Amanda has developed her learning style and learned how to work well in a team environment in class projects and internships. Read more >>

Program Overview Video