Pre-College Summer Academies

Choose from a variety of one-week residential certificate programs designed for students ages 16-18.

Engineering | July 7-13 or July 14-20, 2019

Learn about aerospace, biochemical, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, forensic, industrial, material science, mechanical and systems engineering through an integrated program of lectures, demonstrations, hands-on projects, tours, and field trips. Learn more.

Leadership | July 21-27, 2019

Assess your own leadership style through a 360-degree assessment and carefully calibrated experiential exercises. Learn about the practices and ethics of leaders in a wide range of spheres through integrated lectures, interviews, engaging in-class activities, and a field trip to the United Nations Headquarters in NYC. Final student presentations address individual leadership development and applications. Learn more.

Political Engagement - CLOSED | July 28 - August 3, 2019

Learn from university professors, grass roots activists, lobbyists, elected officials, political party leaders, and journalists about the complexities of our political system and how you can make an impact, even before you can vote. Through engaging classes, small group projects, guest speakers, and a field trip to Trenton, you’ll develop the skills to critically assess conflicting political messages and research data, form your own positions on pressing public issues, and present and defend them in writing and in oral debate. Learn more.

Physical Therapy - NEW | August 4 - 10, 2019

Learn about the exciting field of Physical Therapy and the Exercise Science major that provides an ideal track at Rutgers University to prepare to apply to a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Graduate Program. This program will help you learn more about the field through faculty lectures, field trips and hands-on activities. Students will receive advice on how to prepare now for this growing field from academic advisors and professionals in the field. You will tour the Functional Human Anatomy and Exercise Physiology Labs, visit the Graduate Rutgers DPT North Campus, and learn about nutrition and a healthy lifestyle through a hands-on cooking demonstration. Learn more.

Rutgers Draws More International Students

In the last five years, Rutgers has seen a steady increase in undergraduate international students. Read more.

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