About

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. We have a diverse cohort of over 150 students, most of them commuters, who are looking for a small 'college within a college' that they can call home.

Most of our students receive scholarship aid and are eligible to receive scholarships dedicated to Honors College students by some of our more than 1,300 graduates. Through our innovative curriculum every Honors College students graduates having worked on a project they care about with a faculty mentor. The Honors College runs a summer study abroad program for four weeks in Sicily and Malta. We offer exclusive undergraduate research and internship opportunities.  Honors College students receive special advising when applying for competitive national and international scholarships and fellowships. Recently our students have been finalists for the Rhodes Scholarship and winners of Gilman, Harry S. Truman, Goldwater, Gates-Cambridge, and Schwartzman awards.

In the last three years, 78% of our graduates have won admission to top graduate and professional schools, including Harvard, Yale, and Columbia. Another 7% of our graduates go directly into jobs at Fortune 500 companies like JP Morgan Chase and Prudential.

Welcome to the Honors College at Rutgers University-Newark

 

Dear students.

During this time of remote instruction and adjust to rapidly changing circumstances, our staff will be available both by phone and email during our regular office hours 8am-4pm. As we have updates, we will be sending them through Blackboard and RUN4Success. Below is our contact information. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Melanie Smith: melanie.a.smith@rutgers.edu/ 973-353-5860 
Ivette Rosario: irosario@rutgers.edu / 973-353-0868 
Laura Troiano: ltroiano@rutgers.edu / 973-353-3905

Remember, you can find universitywide updates at: coronavirus.rutgers.edu

Be safe!

The Honors College

2020 HCSC Graduates: Nachi Sheel Photography

Graduate with Honors

We celebrate excellence

Honors College graduates are celebrated at our annual spring Convocation where they receive certificates, along with tassels and pins that may be worn at University commencement ceremonies.

A Network of Supporters and Alumni

More than 1300 Honors College alumni have graduated since 1973

Honors College students are supported by a network of alumni who offer internship and mentoring opportunities, and return to campus to share their wisdom.

Fran McClain 2019 HC Convocation: Fred Stucker Photography
Research Week 2019: Isaac Jimenez Photographer

Pursue Your Passion

Write a senior thesis about what excites you

Each Honors College student works with a faculty mentor to write and present a senior thesis. Recent topics include cancer research at N.J. Medical School, a business plan, and a graphic novel.

A Legacy of Leadership

On campus, and off

Honors College students are leaders in their communities and at Rutgers University–Newark. They are athletes, student government representatives, and models of engaged citizenship.

Christine Bernadette Beltran Garcia, 2019 RU-N Commencement: Anthony Alvarez Photographer
Honors College Guiding Words: Curiosity, Creativity, Discovery, Excellence
Honors College

Engelhard Hall, Room 219-225
190 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
United States

Tel: 973-353-5860
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Faculty

John Kuo Wei Tchen

John Kuo Wei Tchen

Chair of Public History & Humanities

Kate Doyle

Kate Doyle

Assistant Professor of Music

Audrey Truschke

Audrey Truschke

Associate Professor

Laura Troiano

Laura Troiano

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice and Acting Director of the Honors College