Now in its 30th year, Columbia University's New York City-based Summer Program for High School Students offers high-achieving students an intensive and collaborative experience of college life in the Ivy League and the vibrancy of New York City.

An immersive residential and academic experience. Students deeply engage their favorite subjects while living alongside high-achieving peers from over 75 countries, gaining independence and awareness of global, social and cultural realities.

An immersive academic experience. Collaborating with a global cohort of high-achieving classmates, students deeply engage their favorite subjects in business, law, the arts, humanities and the physical, biological and social sciences.


With programming 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.

Whether part of the Academic Immersion program or the Campus Immersion residential program, students become part of the Columbia University community and gain a strong sense of their personal and academic potential.

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“The summer program at Columbia gave me opportunities to meet talented individuals from all over the world, explore all the beauty of New York City, understand more clearly what I want to pursue in college, and make lasting memories."celine lee, 2015