Julie Simons of International College Counselors visits Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College at Florida Atlantic University, a jewel of a school hidden in plain sight in Jupiter, Florida. It’s definitely one of the best values in education in the country. At Wilkes Honors College, students get an incredible liberal arts education at state university prices. Every student writes an honors thesis. Every student does research - in some of the best-equipped research facilities in the country!