You're Invited!


Congratulations on your invitation to the Honors College!

Built on a legacy of honors education at Rutgers, the Honors College redefines what an interdisciplinary education can be by inviting students from across the liberal arts and professional schools to live and work together to explore global issues and transform ideas into action. Attracting the highest achievers from New Jersey, across the country, and around the world, the Honors College is a place where intellectual curiosity, hands-on knowledge, interdisciplinary collaboration, service, and compassion for one another are central to the student experience.

We can't wait to connect with you! 



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See where some of our young alumni are now and where some of our seniors are heading after graduation!


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Missed the Honors College Virtual Showcase Event?

View and listen to a presentation by Dean Paul Gilmore and Dean Issata Oluwadare.


Learn More About Your Academic School


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Learn about your specific school and all things Rutgers. The Rutgers On Demand site has information sessions and campus videos that will help you picture yourself as a Scarlet Knight!


Benefits of the Honors College Experience

Close-knit community with a deep commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and equity so all can thrive.

Broad network of support with in-residence faculty fellows and mentors, and on-site academic
and professional development advisers, wellness counselor, and the deans and staff.

Intensive career counseling, internship and externship support, masterclasses with industry leaders,
and employer and alumni networking.

Small, cross discipline classes with award-winning faculty.

Exposure to research starting in your first year.

Fireside lounge with coffee bar, and high-tech seminar rooms and the Honors College Makerspace
for innovation and collaboration.

International travel opportunities tied to Interdisciplinary Honors Seminars led by faculty.

Guidance and interview training to pursue prestigious fellowships, including the Goldwater and Fulbright.

A small college feel with access to Rutgers' vast resources, located at the heart of the
historic College Avenue campus overlooking the Raritan River.

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Asian American Cultural Center
The AACC offers social, cultural, and educational opportunities to promote, respect and embrace the unique histories and cultural identities within the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) diaspora.

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Center for Latino Arts and Culture
The center offers many academic and extracurricular opportunities to discover and critically explore the history, culture and the arts of Latinos in the United States and around the world.

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Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities
The center provides educational and social programs, leadership development, and policy consultation for LGBTQIA and ally students, faculty, staff, and community members.




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Paul Robeson Cultural Center
The center is dedicated to serving the Rutgers University community by offering a wealth of programs, initiatives and services that reflect the robust history, heritage and diversity of the African diaspora.

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Rutgers Hillel

Rutgers Hillel is a thriving, dynamic, diverse Jewish community dedicated to exploring and celebrating Judaism and everything it means to be Jewish.



Honors College Return on Investment

* The ROI for attending the Honors College at Rutgers–New Brunswick is measured by comparing the average starting salary of members of our first graduating class in 2019 (approximately $70,000) with the in-state cost of attendance. The ROI is calculated based on the methodology used by Poets & Quants and Rutgers data.