The Honors College provides a small, supportive environment of a liberal arts college with the resources of a leading research university and medical center. The Honors College creates a culture that supports academic excellence, interdisciplinary interests, and lifelong success.

Honors College students have been selected from thousands of applicants nationwide. With approximately sixty students in each class year, the Honors College fosters close relationships and thoughtful exchanges of ideas. Through Honors College seminars, special events, alumni interaction, and access to research opportunities and senior faculty, students are immediately engaged in the intellectual life of the University. Some additional benefits of the Honors College are:

Scholarship support: All members of the Honors College receive some type of merit-based
scholarship. The exact amount of that scholarship depends upon a variety of criteria.

Honors College Curriculum: A four-year, interdisciplinary curriculum of small seminars
designed to help students expand their intellectual breadth and to develop skills in the expression
of ideas, criticism, and analysis.

Personalized Guidance: Students receive individualized guidance for all four years at Stony Brook from the Directors of the Honors College and the faculty members of the Honors College Advisory Committee.

Cultural and Social Activities: Field trips, guest lectures, special events, recreational activities. Honors College students can also use the Lounge as an informal place to gather for meetings, study groups, game nights, and other get-togethers.

Opportunity to work closely with Faculty: The Honors College seminars allow students to form intellectually stimulating relationships with faculty members who are among the most distinguished in their field. Research and creative activity are highly encouraged from the first semester, and the Honors College curriculum culminates in a year-long, faculty mentored senior

Priority Housing and Registration: Honors College students register earlier than other students
in their class year, allowing for maximum course selection. Tabler Quad, home to music practice
rooms, the black box theater, meeting space, and a café, is home to Toscanini Hall – the campus residence for most Honors College students.

Interaction with Alumni: One of the most enduring aspects of membership in the Honors College is the relationships made with other students. Continuing in this tradition, alumni of the Honors College who wish to share their insight and experience are available as resources to current students. We hope that this tradition continues with each graduating class.

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