Since 2001, Macaulay Honors College has gone from an idea on a blank piece of paper to one of the nation’s leading honors colleges. There are now 1,200 graduates of Macaulay who are defining success in 1,200 different and wonderful ways: as doctors and lawyers, as Rhodes Scholars and teachers, as mathematicians and writers and entrepreneurs and artists.
Macaulay offers an exceptional academic and co-curricular environment for future leaders of New York City. Macaulay students enroll in one of seven CUNY senior colleges (Baruch, Brooklyn, City, Hunter, Lehman, Queens, or Staten Island). Through the unique Macaulay advising program, each student develops a coordinated, individualized academic program that includes research, global learning, graduate and professional mentoring, community engagement, and close faculty-student collaboration. Selected for their top high school records and leadership potential, every Macaulay student receives a full-tuition scholarship, a laptop and technology support, a $7,500 study grant to pursue global learning and service opportunities, and a Cultural Passport that provides access to more than 200 museums, libraries, and other treasures around New York City.
As a University Scholar at the Macaulay Honors College, you choose a major program of study at your home campus, but your educational experience draws on the vast academic resources of and extends to embrace New York City itself. During your freshman and sophomore years, you will complete a series of four honors seminars that focus on different aspects of New York City offered exclusively to Macaulay scholars. Once you have selected a major, you will have the opportunity to study with CUNY’s outstanding faculty in your field.
Macaulay is two minutes from Lincoln Center’s performing arts spaces, two minutes from Central Park, and in the heart of Manhattan’s cultural and artistic center.
The #1 train stops around the corner, at 66th Street and Broadway.
The 5, 7, 10, 20, 104, buses, as well as the 66 crosstown bus, all stop within one block.