Founded in 1969, the Honors College at Rutgers University–Newark is a hub for excellence in education, undergraduate research, and applied learning at one of the nation’s premier urban public research universities.
Our innovative curriculum and commuter-friendly course schedule match our diverse cohort of curious students with award-winning faculty mentors who ensure students have the tools to become collaborative, ethical leaders and thoughtful lifelong scholars. Honors College students have won Truman, Goldwater, Gates-Cambridge, and Fulbright fellowships and admission to top professional and graduate schools such as Harvard, Yale, and Columbia. In project-based classes and research-driven senior theses, Honors College students create knowledge by probing the most relevant, urgent questions of our time and enrich the intellectual life of our public university while helping to make it a force for the common good. The Honors College has a proven track record as an engine of equity that creates social and economic mobility in our region, forming citizens who distinguish themselves as leaders in their professions and communities.
Curiosity. Integrity. Mobility. Excellence.
Spotlight: Current Student
Honors College senior Dayana Arrue, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Honors College senior Dayana Arrue, an Earth and Environmental Sciences major, is pictured doing fieldwork funded by a summer undergraduate research fellowship (SURF). She plans to get a Ph.D.
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Honors college students photographed at the 2017 Convocation where our graduates receive their tassels and certificates and are recognized for their scholarship and achievements