Academics

Selection Process

There are no prerequisites other than interest and motivation.  Anyone may apply.  The pool of applicants is drawn from the following sources:

  • Nominations by faculty and fellow students
  • Lists of students with high grades or test scores
  • Self-nomination

The rigorous selection process takes place in October of the sophomore year and includes the following procedures:

  1. Submission of an academic essay written within the previous year
  2. A timed essay on an interdisciplinary topic
  3. A lengthy interview with two University faculty
  4. Interviews and simulations organized by current Proudians

Thurber, an English bulldog, is the University's mascot.
Thurber

He is named after Clarence Howe Thurber, University president from 1933-37.

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