Established in 1997, the Honors College at Rutgers-Camden is a community of 500 students drawn from all three undergraduate schools on campus: the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, and the School of Nursing. It represents an investment in those whom the university expects to be its strongest students, whether they arrive at Rutgers at the start of college, join us after a year here, or transfer from another institution. Our aims are to support academic achievement, encourage engagement in campus life and in larger communities, and create a learning environment in which students feel at home. The university’s commitment to Honors College students includes

  • Enhanced scholarship opportunities
  • The chance to complete General Education requirements in small seminars taught by outstanding faculty members
  • Professional advising, available by appointment or on a walk-in basis, offering academic guidance and help with resolving administrative issues
  • A comfortable Honors College home at 319 Cooper Street, redesigned in 2013, including classrooms, a computer lab, and a spacious lounge
  • Grants to support short-term study abroad, independent research, and field trips

When they graduate from Rutgers-Camden, our students can show employers and graduate schools impressive credentials, not only completion of the Honors College program but also many of the distinctions that follow our high expectations: honors in the major, college honors, and membership in national organizations like Phi Beta Kappa. Our graduates enter excellent law, medical, and graduate schools, and succeed in the worlds of business and of the professions.

Watch our short Meet the Honors College video

Membership in the Honors College is mostly by invitation. A few students may be admitted by application.