Now in its 28th year, Columbia University's Summer Program for High School Students offers high-achieving students the opportunity to experience college life in the Ivy League while sampling the vibrancy of New York City. Open to students entering grades 9 through 12 and freshman year of college, the program combines academic rigor and instructional excellence with lively extracurricular offerings and careful supervision and support.
Students elect one curricular option per session, either in the Junior-Senior Division or the Freshman-Sophomore Division. Each curricular option comprises a variety of related components that provide an in-depth examination of a particular subject.
Between classes, students have numerous extracurricular options to choose from, including organized sports on Columbia's beautiful campus and in nearby parks, excursions to local restaurants and places of interest, community outreach projects, organized discussions, and special events such as talks on the college application process and a college fair.