Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University


Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University aims to provide the best academic experience for bright undergraduate students in the country. We offer a unique blend of the caring, advocacy and academic excellence of an elite, residential four-year liberal arts college with the massive resources and unbounded opportunities of a leading research university.


"One of the Best Honors Colleges" in the nation

Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University is a selective, residential college that recruits academically outstanding undergraduates across the country. Named "One of the Best Honors Colleges" in the nation, this residential community has more National Merit Scholars than MIT, Duke, Brown, Stanford or the University of California-Berkeley.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary at ASU, the students of Barrett are focused on excellence and creating an oversized impact within the communities of ASU, Arizona, America, and the world. ASU has been named the #1 most innovative school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for the fourth consecutive year. Leveraging the resources of this "New American University" has been one of the key initiatives of Barrett which has continued to grow and evolve.

T.W. Lewis Foundation Support

T.W. Lewis Foundation is proud to support the personal growth of Barrett students with the T.W. Lewis Center for Personal Development which provides Barrett students courses on topics including self-awareness, leadership, career planning, success, and happiness. This program also includes a full time Director, four (4) full time faculty members, an assessment coordinator, and a "speaker series" featuring world-class authors, business-leaders, and other thought-leaders. In addition, T.W. Lewis Foundation is supporting the proposed Barrett Honors Student Success Center Building which is designed to serve all Barrett students with non-academic services like career counseling, alumni networking, national scholarship advisement, and other programming that advance an individual in their life potential.

To learn more about the T.W. Lewis Center for Personal Development, please CLICK HERE for details.


"A truly successful student works tirelessly not only toward academic success, but also opportunities for character growth and development. With gracious help from Mr. and Mrs. Lewis, students like me are able to discover and identify our own unique leadership style and passions- knowledge intended to serve us well beyond the classroom or workspace and allow us to flourish personally and professionally. I'm grateful to be encouraged in such a fashion to reach my potential as both an academic and a creative, aspirational human being. " - Barrett Student, Class of 2019