The Macaulay Honors College at The City College

The City College participates in the university-wide Macaulay Honors College, which accepts new freshmen with outstanding academic records. The program, which sponsors students on eight campuses in CUNY, encourages the highest level of academic accomplishment, cross-campus community, career exploration and service.

Among Pathways courses for Macaulay students are four special interdisciplinary seminars focusing on New York City. Additional Pathways courses are chosen from honors and other classes appropriate to the major.

Students are expected to achieve an overall G.P.A. of 3.3 by the end of their first year and maintain a G.P.A. of 3.5 from the end of their second year until graduation. Consistent full-time attendance is mandatory. Upon successful completion of the program, the designation "William E. Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York" is entered on the student’s record.

The program admits only new first-year students. The special application is available for electronic completion and submission at The application deadline is December 1. Detailed information about additional benefits (including full-tuition scholarships) and requirements of the Macaulay Honors College can be accessed at