Westover Honors College is a vibrant learning community for academically gifted students. Our program’s innovative approach to education promotes interaction among students who value academic excellence.
Westover Fellows hone their creative, problem-solving, and critical skills through formal and informal learning experiences as they broaden and deepen their intellectual curiosity and independence. They are prepared to excel in a world of widespread and rapid change.
Delia LoSapio ’19, the 2018-2019 Sommerville Scholar, was a biomedical science major with three minors and the starting goalie on the women’s ODAC championship soccer team. Delia is in medical school at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
Physics major Nick Savino ’19 spent two summers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory as an intern engaged in basic research. He began a doctoral program in physics at Tulane University in the fall of 2019. Nick continues to pursue his research as a funded graduate research assistant in the physics department.
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A collaborative environment for scholars.
Westover is a vibrant learning community for academically gifted students.
As a Westover Fellow, you will hone your creative, problem-solving, and critical- thinking skills. Take unique classes that broaden your intellectual curiosity. Become more independent. Open doors to professional opportunities.
We’ll challenge you to do more, but we’ll also help you become your best. Your classmates are here for you, too. We all lift as we climb.
Dig deeper, stretch farther.
As a Westover, you’ll take classes that are more in-depth and broader than the general education program. It’s challenging, but will help you grow. Of course, these classes are intriguing, too — imagine studying what Frankenstein teaches us about bioengineering, how Jane Austen fans celebrate her legacy today, and how Winston Churchill led his nation through war.
The Westover curriculum leads to your senior thesis. You’ll apply everything you’ve learned in college to a question that interests you. It’s tough, but you’re up to the challenge. The curriculum and thesis prepare you for the work you will do in grad school or in exciting careers.
Admissions Criteria for Westover Honors College
- American University
- Boston University
- College of William & Mary
- Duke University
- George Washington School of Medicine
- Georgetown University
- Johns Hopkins University
- University of Lynchburg
- Michigan State University
- North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
- Rice University
- Syracuse University
- Uniformed Service University School of Medicine
- University of Chicago
- University of Delaware
- University of Massachusetts
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- University of Richmond School of Law
- University of Virginia School of Medicine
- Vanderbilt University
- Yale Divinity School
Westover Honors Alumni
Our alumni are artists, scientists, professors, actors, lawyers, writers, entrepreneurs, and more. They include the chief technology officer at Microsoft and the founder of a premier test prep company in New Jersey. In short, Westovers achieve exactly what they set out to do. Meet a few of our alumni here.