Phi Beta Kappa is the country's oldest and one of the most prestigious academic honor societies. The society supports and honors excellence in the humanities, sciences and social sciences. Only about 10% of the nation's colleges and universities host a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and only about 10% of students graduating from those schools are invited to become members. To receive an invitation, students must have a high GPA and demonstrate depth and breadth in the liberal arts and sciences.
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For the high-achieving student who earns membership in Phi Beta Kappa, the benefits include a network of over 500,000 members, an impressive line on a resume, and numerous networking opportunities. For more information, check out this article on Why Phi Beta Kappa Matters. To see what colleges and universities have chapters, browse this list of Phi Beta Kappa chapters.