Columbia University Summer Program for High School Students



The program enrolls high schoolers in two divisions, organized by grade level: one for students entering grades 9 and 10, the other for pupils entering grades 11 and 12. Participants in both sections follow a curriculum designed to meet the interests, talents and needs of college-bound students. The program includes time each day for independent study and tutorials, private meetings with instructors, extracurricular activities, and use of the university's libraries and other facilities. Although these noncredit courses do not culminate in letter grades, participants receive extensive performance evaluations throughout and at course's end.

General Info

Name Columbia University Summer Program for High School Students
Location New York, NY
Year-round Contacts 212-854-9889
Program Focuses & Features Business/Finance, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Debate, Drawing, Economics, Engineering, Expository Writing, Filmmaking, Government, Law, Media, Photography, Swimming, Theater
Grade Range (rising grades) 9-12
Age Range Residential and Day — Coed Ages 14-18
Application Deadline April
Director Mark Blacher, Director
Residential Fee $4506-9850 (+$985-1310), 3 weeks.
Day Fee 3 weeks.
Year Established 1987
Dates & Sessions June-Aug; 2 sessions, 3 weeks long


Mark Blacher, Director