About Macaulay

Macaulay Honors College at CUNY is a highly selective college where New York’s most promising students receive the financial and academic support to realize their leadership potential.

Fast Facts

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Macaulay at CUNY

Macaulay students enroll as undergraduates in one of eight CUNY colleges and take most of their courses at their home campus.

Macaulay Honors College student Michelle Sheu.

Advising and Support

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

Honors College in New York City

New York City Advantages

Using New York City’s unique intellectual, professional and cultural capital to create opportunities to learn.

Application Information

Macaulay Honors College takes a holistic approach to enrollment. In addition to academic performance, we evaluate prospective students using a combination of academic and personal factors. Application period is September 1 - November 16.

Dr. Vanessa K. Valdés

Welcoming New Interim Dean

Macaulay announces the appointment of noted author and scholar Dr. Vanessa K. Valdés as Interim Dean. 

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Faculty at Bioblitz event


Our faculty develops unique and challenging academic programming for Macaulay scholars.

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Macaulay Honors College Building

All students come to the Macaulay building on Manhattan’s upper west side for seminars, lectures and events.


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.