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Macaulay Honors College is pleased to announce that it has once again received the highest rating among public university honors colleges and programs, earning 5 “mortarboards” out of a possible high score of 5. Macaulay has held this top rating since 2016. In the 2018 rankings, the college is among just seven schools to achieve a 5 out of 5 designation, and one of just two honors programs in the Northeast to have received this top rating. Ratings are detailed in the newly-released book, Inside Honors: Ratings and Reviews of Sixty Public University Honors Programs.

“All of us at Macaulay are proud to be recognized once again for the accessible and transformative experience we are able to offer our talented and achievement-oriented students,” said Mary Pearl, Ph.D, Dean of Macaulay. Faculty, students, staff and administrators all work together to foster personal growth through academic challenge, effective career-planning support, resilience-building and in-depth learning experiences. Our focus on continuous pursuit of excellence for our students attracts applicants to Macaulay.”

The scores are based on data compiled by publicuniversityhonors.com. The organization evaluates schools using various criteria including the number of honors classes offered, overall class size, ratio of staff to students, priority registration and prestigious awards received.

“Our most important strengths as a college come from the excitement, engagement and achievement of our students,” offers Joseph Ugoretz, Ph.D., Macaulay’s Chief Academic Officer. “We’re proud to have this acknowledgment of the exceptional educational opportunities we make available to them.”

Macaulay students have received offers and fellowships to top graduate and professional schools, including Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Duke, Stanford, the University of California/Berkeley, CUNY and Oxford. They also have received awards and fellowships such as the Rhodes, Truman, Goldwater, Fulbright, Salk, Coro, Beinecke, National Science Foundation, and NYC Urban Fellowships.

“As an outstanding public honors college, we know that the most talented students are the most eager to rise to challenges,” adds Dr. Ugoretz. “Macaulay students impress us every day with what they can dream and accomplish.”

About Macaulay Honors College

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York offers exceptional students a uniquely personalized education with access to the vast resources of the nation’s largest urban university and the largest city, New York City. Selected for their top high school records and leadership potential, Macaulay students receive a full tuition scholarship, technology support, and an Opportunities Fund to pursue global learning, research and service opportunities. Macaulay students enroll in one of eightCUNY senior colleges: Baruch, Brooklyn,City, Hunter, John Jay, Lehman, and QueensColleges and theCollege of Staten Island. For more information, see macaulay.cuny.edu.