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Barrett, The Honors College

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About Barrett, The Honors College

Established in 1988 , Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University is a selective four-year residential college offering special honors courses, study abroad, research opportunities, and merit scholarships to academically outstanding undergraduates at all four ASU campuses. In 2015, The New York Times called Barrett “the gold standard” among honors colleges in the nation. In 2005, Readers’ Digest named Barrett “Best Honors College” in the nation. USA Today named ASU one of the 100 Best Value Colleges for 2010 and specifically cited Barrett as a factor in the recognition, identifying the honors college as “outstanding.”

Barrett students benefit from the vast resources and opportunities at ASU, the nation’s largest Research I institution in the fifth largest metropolitan area in the United States with more than 70,000 students studying in over 277 fields of academic inquiry.

Now in its 30th year, Barrett has more than 7,000 students living and learning at ASU’s Tempe, Downtown, Polytechnic and West campuses. More information at