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A Public College of Scholars

Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University is a selective, residential college that recruits academically outstanding undergraduates across the nation. Named “Best Honors College” in the nation, this residential community has more National Merit Scholars than MIT, Duke, Brown, Stanford or the University of California-Berkeley, and Barrett students benefit from a twelve million dollar endowment used exclusively to support honors students and their projects.

Barrett students, across all four ASU campuses, take advantage of an array of opportunities that enrich the honors experience. They travel abroad, receive national and international scholarships such as Rhodes, Truman and Marshall Scholarships, take advantage of unique undergraduate research and internship opportunities, attend social and cultural events, work in the governor’s office, secure internships on Wall Street, publish poetry in the honors literary publication LUX, meet with physicians from the Mayo Clinic and work with professors in the Bio Design institute on the latest developments in nanotechnology to name a few! Many honors students seek leadership opportunities and find fulfillment in serving others both on campus and in the larger metropolitan community. Students also meet with visitors to the college of great achievement in their fields like Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who met with students to discuss her experience as a Supreme Court Justice, and former CNN anchor Aaron Brown, who taught an honors class on “Turning Points in Television News History” as the Rhodes Lecturer In-residence.

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