About the Honors College

For decades, the Honors College at Rutgers University-Newark has offered both incoming and transfer students opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors as members of a community of inquisitive scholars eager to participate in the intellectual and creative life of the university.

With nearly 2,000 alumni, an enthusiastic, innovative faculty, and a cohort of students who are active leaders on campus and in their communities, the Honors College prepares students for professional careers and graduate training through a combination of small seminars, interdisciplinary learning expereinces, and original research. Honors College students are trained to be lifelong learners who approach their careers with purpose.

Our cohort is drawn from throughout New Jersey and - as demonstrated by a recent survey - represents the most diverse campus in the nation.


While the Honors College is based in the College of Arts and Sciences, our students may major and study in every program on campus, and may also be members of the Honors Living and Learning Community.

Being 'honors' at Rutgers University-Newark is not just about SAT scores or GPAs. While our students earn top fellowships and university honors at graduation, they are also exceptionally curious learners eager to take advantage of extensive research opportunities and special programming.

To learn more about how you can join our community, contact us at 973-353-5860 or by email.