Summer Leaders Academy

The application for Summer 2024 is now closed. Please check back on December 1st for information regarding Summer 2025. Thank you.

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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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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