Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

You are here: Home » Honors College
Document Actions

Welcome to The Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College

Located in the heart of Manhattan, Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College combines the close-knit community of a small college with the vast resources of a major research university. Macaulay scholars at Hunter College receive individualized mentoring by distinguished faculty members and dedicated academic advisors. Macaulay seminars allow our students enriching opportunities to work and learn together while they develop a deeper understanding of New York's rich cultural and intellectual history.

About Macaulay How to apply
Learn more


Alumni Spotlight

Joy Nuga Headshot

Joy Nuga
Macaulay Honors College '17
Schwarzman Scholar '18

“Coming from a small, traditional Nigerian family, I was immediately attracted to Macaulay’s close-knit community as well as the genuine care that advisors had with their students. So I ultimately took a leap of faith by choosing Macaulay at Hunter over “brand name” private schools, and it was easily the best decision I have made to date. Throughout my undergraduate career, I have met a number of prolific political and influential figures over cupcakes, traveled overseas and interned and researched at prestigious institutions and universities, and ultimately secured a job I never could have envisioned for myself in my wildest dreams. Never in my life have I been in an academic environment that makes the idea of ‘dreaming big’ more than a cliché, but an actual lifestyle—and for that, I am forever grateful to Macaulay at Hunter College.”

Major: Economics
Minors: German and International Relations
Public Policy Certificate