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 complex issues and transform ideas into action through social impact. 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, collaboration, service, and compassion for one another are central to the student experience.
We can’t wait to see you in our community!
HC Alumni in the World!
See where some of our seniors and young alumni headed after graduation!
Benefits of the Honors College Experience
Small interdisciplinary classes with award-winning faculty.
Exposure to research starting in your first year.
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 advisors, wellness counselor, and the deans and staff.
Intensive career counseling, internship and externship support, masterclasses with industry leaders,
and employer and alumni networking.
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.
Fireside lounge, high-tech seminar rooms, and the Honors College Makerspace
for innovation and collaboration.
Accept Your Honors College Invitation
Enroll at Rutgers University–New Brunswick by May 1 to accept your invitation.
Meet Your Welcome Team
The Honors College Ambassadors are the students whom you'll be hearing from and connecting with as you learn more about the Honors College this spring, begin your transition to college this summer, and arrive here on move-in day and beyond. Their experiences and insight will help you make a smoother transition to college and we urge you to take the opportunity to connect with them.
More to Explore at the Honors College
Enrolling Students FAQs
Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we get from enrolling students.
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!
Find Other Communities Across Campus
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.