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Go to College for $0 – 13 Free Tuition Options

Go to College for $0 – 13 Free Tuition Options

By Kathryn Knight

December 10, 2010

Macaulay Honors College at CUNY – New York, NY

Officially named William E. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, the school provides a unique opportunity for exceptionally gifted students. Macaulay not only places a strong emphasis on the art, history and people of New York City but also in global learning, internship opportunities and technology. Students at Macaulay must enroll at one of the seven CUNY campuses in the NYC area, but Macaulay assists students in tailoring a specific academic program, creating a unique education experience for each student.

Chancellor Matthew Goldstein founded the Honors College, as it was originally named, in 2001. A generous donation from William and Linda Macaulay allowed the Honors College to purchase a landmark building in 2006. From that point forward, the school was named the Macaulay Honors College at CUNY.

Some quick facts about Macaulay Honors College

  • Must be a first-time student to apply – they do not accept transfers
  • Students can tailor their academic experience from over 200 majors in the CUNY curriculum
  • 90% of Macaulay students study abroad
  • For the Class of 2014, there were 4,072 applicants – 877 were accepted – 394 enrolled

Costs students have to cover per year:

  • Responsible for student fees
  • Some students may need to pay for housing but most receive support for room and board costs

*Students are awarded full-tuition scholarships upon enrollment. They also receive a laptop, $7,500 for study abroad opportunities and a cultural passport of NYC that allows entrance into art and cultural venues.


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