Summer Leaders Academy

Your New York City Summer Awaits

Come be your greatest in the greatest city in the world!

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Fordham's Summer Leaders Academy is an immersive pre-college program that combines innovative academic courses and college application preparation on our beautiful 85-acre campus with activities in the most exciting classroom of all, New York City!

With on-campus housing available, this pre-college program is crafted to redefine your summer and set the stage for your future success.

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Program Highlights

  • Choose from a wide range of courses including STEM, humanities, social sciences, business, and the arts.

  • Whether you live on campus or commute, participate in scavenger hunts and game nights, and access state-of-the-art facilities like the new RamFit Center.

  • Enjoy organized excursions, both in and outside of class, taking you to iconic museums, theaters, and historical sites.

  • Learn about the college application process, including admission strategies and essay writing techniques.

  • Get insights into careers such as law, medicine, business, and more. 

  • Develop your leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills in the Jesuit tradition of educating people for others.

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One and two-week programs designed for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors are available through July. 

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Housing and Campus Life

Commute or live on campus in historic Queen's Court, one of our most popular residential colleges. 

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How to Apply

Space is limited. Apply by April 15 for the residential program. Apply by May 15 (Immersion 1) or May 31 (Immersions 2 and 3) for the commuter program.

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Costs

We offer a wide range of pricing options determined by choice of credit versus non-credit bearing courses and commuter versus residential.

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