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Summer Programs

Enjoy your summer with events, special activities, and co-curricular activities while staying sharp with challenging courses. 

NYC Residential Summer

Students live on our Morningside Campus, a serene academic community where they will always be mere steps away from classrooms, libraries, amenities—and New York City.
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NYC Commuter Summer

Live off campus in New York City or surrounding areas and commute to classes, co-curricular activities, events, or to simply enjoy the resources of our beautiful Morningside Campus.
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Online Summer

Join our programs from anywhere in the world and experience interactive classes with high-achieving peers and dedicated instructors, engaging co-curricular activities, and resources like our online library.
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College Edge: Summer

Get an edge on the college experience by earning college credit while you learn alongside CU undergraduate students on our Morningside Campus.
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Columbia Writing Academy: Summer

The Columbia Writing Academy, "Writing the College Admissions Essay," was created by Dr. Nancy Sommers. This intensive 2-week course is offered through the Online Summer program and is designed to help students craft and perfect their college application essays.
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CSPA Summer Journalism Workshop

Students and advisers from around the globe come to the Columbia campus each summer or join our sessions virtually for specialized journalism instruction in writing and editing, design, editorial leadership.
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Compare Programs

With so many options, it can be hard to decide which program is right for you. Narrow your search with customized filters to explore only the programs that match what you’re looking for.

The Columbia Experience

As New York State’s first university, rooted in one of the world’s most influential cities, Columbia University embodies both history and progress. Here, there is a similar duality in higher learning: study and experience.


Visit the Admissions page to review program requirements and deadlines, or start your application.

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