The Arvind and Chandan Nandlal Kilachand Honors College is a community of students and faculty engaged in a new approach to liberal education. Blending the arts, sciences, and professions, this program exposes students to the processes, practices, and products of research, invention, and creation across a wide range of human endeavors and academic disciplines. Kilachand Honors College offers the best of two worlds: the highly personal, individual atmosphere of a small liberal arts college and the resources of a large, diverse, urban research university.

My favorite part of Kilachand Honors College was having a small community in a large university. It made me feel more comfortable and that someone really cares about what you’re learning and about your overall growth as a student.
Amy Gorel (COM’14), Journalism

The city of Boston—including its architecture, environment, and history—plays a central role in the Kilachand Honors College experience. Site visits to high-tech companies, master classes, and theatrical rehearsals will provide insight into the back stories of scientific, artistic, technological, and political activity. In addition, students attend lectures, readings, and performances that complement the curriculum and give them the opportunity to interact with artists, scientists, writers, performers, physicians, judges, entrepreneurs, and educators.

Students in Kilachand Honors College also must be enrolled in one of the BU undergraduate schools, colleges, or programs. Information about these undergraduate programs and the application process is available on the Admissions website.

If you are interested in being considered for Kilachand Honors College, students must check YES to indicate their interest in the Kilachand Honors College and then complete the required essay on the BU Common Application Supplement. Students who are offered a place in the Arvind and Chandan Nandlal Kilachand Honors College will be notified at the time of their admission decision.