Information for Admitted Students

Congratulations on your invitation to the Honors College!

Welcome to the Honors College, a community where you’ll have the support you need to explore transformational honors experiences and the vast resources and opportunities offered across Rutgers, a leading research institution. You’ll live and learn in collaboration with fellow honors students from across disciplines, exploring complex issues, engaging in service, and experiencing and contributing to an inclusive and close-knit community. We can’t wait to get to know you! Learn more about us.

Why Choose Us  

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Small interdisciplinary classes with award-winning faculty

Exposure to research and artistry opportunities starting in your first year

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Small community feel where students live and learn with other highly engaged peers

Access to faculty and staff for individual advising, wellness counseling, and support for student success

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Community-based study abroad, global learning, and 
service-learning opportunities, including interdisciplinary honors seminars with travel

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Personalized professional development support, from networking and resume writing through job and salary negotiations

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Identity-based affinity groups and additional support for first-generation students who are the first in their families to go to college in the United States
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Your Next Steps

Join Us To Learn More!

The Honors College welcomes you to join us in-person or virtually at one of our upcoming events. We are so excited to connect you with our students, faculty, and staff to learn about the Honors College and the full Scarlet Knight experience.

If you already attended an event and you have additional questions, please feel free to reach out to us.

Accept Your Honors College Invitation


Enroll by June 1st at the Rutgers University–New Brunswick school through which you received your Honors College invitation.



Student Stories  


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Read what it's like to be a student at the Honors College and see how students enhance their experiences at Rutgers and beyond! 




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Our students have secured professional positions at 
Goldman Sachs, Google, ​HarperCollins Publishers, Mayo Clinic, Disney, and on Broadway, among others.

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Our students have gone on to graduate programs at 
Yale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Pennsylvania, Tufts University School of Medicine, and University of California, Berkeley
among others.


More to Explore at the Honors College  



Learn More About Rutgers–New Brunswick & Your Academic School 

Situated in central New Jersey, near the major urban centers of New York City and Philadelphia, as well as the iconic Jersey Shore, Rutgers–New Brunswick reaches across five distinct campuses that together form a single community—offering everything from a bustling downtown to a rural, traditional collegiate campus environment. Learn about your specific school and all things Rutgers!


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Find Other Communities Across Campus  


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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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RU Multifaith Council

The Multifaith Council supports an open forum for religious life through over 40 student organizations dedicated to religious & religious-cultural interests, and over 25 chaplaincies serving students’ spiritual needs.