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Meet the Class of 2027

Academic Excellence: Average high school GPA of 95.5
First-Generation Students: 32%
Multilingual Scholars: 53%
Diverse Backgrounds: 63%

The Class of 2027 is characterized by its academic excellence, innovation, and diversity. This cohort, comprising 32% first-generation students, 53% speakers of at least two languages, and 63% originating from minority communities, marks the commencement of an exciting academic journey at Macaulay Honors College. Welcome to the Class of 2027!


Our incoming class recently embarked on their academic journey with a dynamic orientation at John Jay College. Organized by the Office of Student Development, Academic Affairs, and Macaulay student leaders, the orientation focused on community building, skills development, and class bonding.

The orientation extended into Day #2, during which students had the opportunity to meet Macaulay staff, campus advisors, and representatives from the Macaulay Scholars Council and various student organizations.

Students also actively participated in virtual workshops, such as “Next Steps: GRWMacaulay,” offering insights into essential online resources, and “Time Management & Studying Strategies,” addressing common challenges like procrastination while providing practical guidance on organization and accountability.

The Macaulay Class of 2027 is already showcasing their remarkable innovation, diversity, and thoughtfulness. Our newest Macaulay scholars bring with them the promise of a very bright future.