Prospective Students

Macaulay Honors College is the honors college at the City University of New York, where New York’s most promising students receive the financial and academic support to realize their leadership potential.

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Macaulay is Unique

All qualified Macaulay students receive the Macaulay Scholarship package, which includes:

  • Full tuition scholarship
  • Opportunities Fund for study abroad and other academic experiences (subject to availability)

Macaulay also provides personalized advising by dedicated staff at a much higher student-advisor ratio than other colleges. Students then graduate with a dual degree from Macaulay and their CUNY home campus. (Please read detailed information about our scholarship and other benefits.)

Who can apply?

Macaulay takes a holistic approach to admissions and we look closely at a student’s academic and personal achievements.

We accept applications from first-time college students (incoming Freshmen) and transfer students who are enrolled in an associate degree program at a CUNY community college.

Students must meet CUNY’s requirement of New York State residency to receive scholarship packages.

Learn more about admissions requirements.

8 Campuses, Many Opportunities

Macaulay students enroll as undergraduates in one of eight CUNY colleges.

They take most of their courses at their home campus where they can meet with advisors and other students in the campus’s honors lounge.

We strongly urge any interested student to explore our 8 senior CUNY colleges before applying to Macaulay.


Macaulay Honors College takes a holistic approach to enrollment, admitting students based on a combination of academic and personal factors.


Macaulay Honors students receive a uniquely broad, interdisciplinary undergraduate experience that’s customized for their interests and abilities. They earn a degree conferred jointly by Macaulay and their home campus.

Advising and Support, Dean Mary Pearl with student award winners

Advising and Support

Student support takes many forms at Macaulay, with our network of professionals dedicated to advising.

Student Life

For Macaulay students, who spend most of their days on their home campus, coming together to create and host student activities offers new opportunities to learn.

Melody Mills Studying Abroad in Peru

Study Abroad

International understanding and exposure to make our students competitive in a world that continues to become more and more globally linked.