Macaulay Honors College Seeking Students for 2012

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York, a premier honors program for high-achieving students from New York, the United States and around the world, is now accepting applications for its 2012 incoming freshman class.  Application information is available at http://macaulay.cuny.edu/prospective-students/applying.php.  The deadline for applications is Thursday, December 1, 2011, at 6pm EST.

Established in 2001, Macaulay Honors College offers exceptional students a highly personalized academic and co-curricular program with access to the vast resources and world class faculty of the nation’s largest urban university.   Macaulay students study at one of seven CUNY senior colleges – Baruch, Brooklyn, City, Hunter, Lehman, Queens or Staten Island – where they can select from a combined 475 majors and interact with a diverse community of students and professors representing a wide range of backgrounds, interests and cultures.

Each student receives a full-tuition merit scholarship and $7,500 Opportunities Fund that allows them the freedom to pursue richly varied academic and career interests without the burden of crushing debt.  Macaulay students benefit from in-depth engagement with New York City, multilevel advising and individualized internship, research and study abroad opportunities.  Applications to Macaulay have grown nearly threefold over the College’s first decade, up from 1,398 applications from 262 high schools for the inaugural Class of 2005 to 4,077 students from more than 525 high schools for the Class of 2015.

“Macaulay Honors College is a highly competitive option for the smartest, most ambitious students with the drive to become tomorrow’s leaders,” said Dr. Ann Kirschner, University Dean of Macaulay Honors College.  “In our first decade, Macaulay students have garnered major awards, including Rhodes, Truman and Goldwater Scholarships, gained admission to the country’s top graduate schools, and been hired by New York’s most esteemed businesses and institutions. Macaulay is a place to realize your most ambitious dreams and we look forward to welcoming a new class of dreamers in 2012.”

Macaulay Honors College celebrates its tenth year in 2011.

Matthew Tabor

Matthew Tabor

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