High School Counselors

Built on a legacy of honors education at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, the Honors College redefines what an interdisciplinary education can be by inviting the highest achieving students from across the liberal arts and professional schools to live and learn together to tackle complex problems and global issues—and to ultimately pursue a career with purpose.

The average SAT of invited students is approximately 430 points above the national average, one aspect of our holistic review.

Ninety percent of our students were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating classes.

The Honors College community reflects the diversity of Rutgers-New Brunswick overall, one of the most diverse universities in the Big Ten Conference.

Our students benefit from the vast resources of Rutgers-New Brunswick, a leading global research institution, as well as the small college setting of the Honors College community. First-year students live at the Honors College alongside live-in faculty. Within the building is the dedicated academic advising staff, as well as high-tech seminar rooms for smaller class coursework, lounges throughout for collaborating and socializing, and our Innovation Lab where students can explore, create, and innovate.

From the beginning of their college experience, Honors College students have exposure to research opportunities, mentorships with faculty and business advisers, internships in the field, intensive development, seed funding as a fellow at the Honors College Innovation Lab, and more. Through our interdisciplinary mission-driven curricula, they learn essential skills—critical thinking, problem solving, social interaction, persistence, creativity, and introspection—that will help them contribute to society and transform their ideas into action.




We'd welcome the opportunity to speak with you and/or your students in person to share more about our state-of-the-art facility, our unique community, and our interdisciplinary curriculum. 

Please contact Nicole Baron, Director of Admissions, at honorscollege@rutgers.edu or 848.932.0990.