Entering from High School: Prospective First-Year Students

Two Honors Programs

Baruch College has two honors programs for entering first year students, the Macaulay Honors College Program and the Baruch Scholars Program. These programs are supported with four-year full-tuition scholarships, financial support to study abroad, intensive advisement, an enriched education, an active honors community and a number of other benefits.


One Application

There is only one application, the on-line Macaulay Honors College application. Along with the application, students must submit all supporting information [SAT scores, high school transcript, 2 essays and 2 letters of recommendation]. It is not necessary to submit CUNY’s general admission application.

Students who apply to the Macaulay Honors Program are automatically considered for the Baruch Scholars Program. Students will only be offered admission into one program.

Applications are due December 1st.


Further Information

Learn more about the Macaulay Honors College on the Macaulay website and through many high school guidance offices.

Learn more about the Baruch Scholars Program through the Baruch College  Undergraduate Admissions‘ website. Questions may be directed to Baruch.Honors@baruch.cuny.edu or 646-312-2120.

The average SAT score for fall 2011 entering Macaulay students was a 1369 (Math and Critical Reading) and the average GPA was a 93%. The average SAT score for fall 2011 entering Baruch Scholars was a 1342 (Math and Critical Reading) and the average GPA was a 91%.

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