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Rankings and accolades

Notes of distinction

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Widely considered the gold standard.

Frank Bruni (2015)New York Times columnist
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Public University Honors

Rated in the top category of honors colleges or programs

Public University Honors, an online review of honors colleges throughout the nation by John Willingham, rates Barrett Honors College in the top category of honors colleges or programs in every publication edition since its inception. Specifically, Willingham rates Barrett as a best honors college in the US for its strong honors program, support for students, well-appointed residence halls, and a dean, faculty and staff committed to student success.

Review of Honors Colleges

Top in national and international scholarships

The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Arizona State University as a top producer of Fulbright award winners. Barrett houses the office that helps students secure these awards – the Lorraine W. Frank Office of National Scholarships Advisement. For eleven consecutive years, ASU has been among the top 20 universities in the US for recipients of the Fulbright, and is the second highest-ranking public university. Sponsored by the US Department of State, the Fulbright US Student Program provides full-cost awards to support yearlong post-graduate study, research, artistic, and teaching experiences in over 140 countries.

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