Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College draws on all the best of CUNY and New York City. By providing outstanding educational opportunities and financial support, our talented students obtain the tools to excel in college and life. The Honors College combines the close-knit collaborative community of a small college with the vast intellectual resources of a major research university.
University Scholars receive individualized mentoring by distinguished faculty members and specially-trained academic advisors. Involvement in cross-campus interdisciplinary seminars at the new Macaulay Center allows our students enriching opportunities to work and learn together, while they develop a deeper understanding of New York's rich cultural and intellectual history. For University Scholars, New York City is an extension of their classrooms; four "City Seminars" combine primary research and classroom discussions with hands-on experiences designed to enhance understanding of the institutions and people of NYC.
The Macaulay Honors College program requires either an internship and/or study abroad. The internships enable our students to have hands-on experience before entering the working world. Through their study abroad experiences, students extend their course work and pursue primary research while gaining a wider perspective in their chosen fields of study in other parts of the globe. Student involvement in sundry community service activities, throughout New York and around the world, allow for camaraderie and advocacy.