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girl The Honors College is a small community of scholars who share an interest in a broad liberal arts education, work together outside the classroom and want to stretch their intellect and curiosity. With an interdisciplinary learning environment and abundant leadership opportunities, the Honors College prepares students for positions of leadership and for graduate school. its distinguished faculty, a wide range of academic choices and the resources of one of the world’s top research universities make the Honors College the ideal place for students from diverse backgrounds to forge common interests and make a lasting impact on their communities.

The Honors College has a special curriculum for honors students only, taught by regular members of the faculty in small classes. You will enjoy the opportunity to engage in research and other creative endeavors with our distinguished faculty very early in your career at Stony Brook. This dynamic learning environment transcends the four walls of the classroom and continues in the residential setting.

All Honors College students are housed together and are provided priority housing. This highly selective, seminar-based program enrolls approximately 60 freshmen each year. its students experience the individual attention and benefits typically found only in small liberal arts colleges while having access to the vast range of academic opportunities available only at a major research university. Highlights include innovative seminars, small classes and leadership opportunities.

Successful applicants typically have a minimum combined SAT Math and Critical Reading score of 1300 or ACT score of 29, and a minimum unweighted high school average of 93.

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Meeting typical minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to consider applicants with credentials below these minimums based on extraordinary circumstances, including excelling in the face of adversity and overcoming life obstacles.



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