High School Counselors

The Honors College at Rutgers University–New Brunswick 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 social problems and transform ideas into action. Through this experience, students learn essential skills—such as critical thinking, problem solving, social interaction, persistence, creativity, and introspection—that will help them contribute meaningfully to society and succeed in life. We are committed to Curiosity, Knowledge, Purpose, and what they mean in creating a community and world where all have access to the opportunities and resources necessary to thrive.

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What We Offer

Network of Support

Deep Network of Support

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. Students have access within the Honors College to live-in faculty; academic and professional development advisers; support for community, personal growth, and wellness; and the deans—a network of support from year one, to graduation, and for life.

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4 Year Journey

Honors College students have exposure to research opportunities beginning in their first year, mentorships with faculty and business leaders, internships in the field, intensive development, seed funding as a fellow in the Innovation Lab, and more. The Honors College Experience is a four year journey of community engagement, academic exploration, intentional service, leadership, and opportunity so that all may thrive.

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A Community

Honors College Students can find their community through groups like HC Serves; the Student Advisory Board; HC Speaks; Student Wellness Committee; the Black, Asian, Latinx, and LGBTQ+ Affinity Groups; HC Media Team; Diversity Peer Educators, and more. Across Rutgers, there are organizations like the Paul Robeson Cultural Center, Center for Latino Arts & Culture, and others, plus over 750 student clubs in every interest imaginable.

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

Please contact the Honors College at honorscollege@rutgers.edu or 848.932.0990.

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.