CU-Boulder Boulder, Colorado Special STEM Research, STEM Academies 3 or 4 Week Programs
Prices ranging from $5,799 - $7,499
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Dates & Prices

  • 4 Weeks 7/3 - 7/29 $7,499 STEM Research Experience
  • 3 Weeks 7/3 - 7/22 $5,799 STEM Academies

Open to students completing grades 9, 10, 11 & 12.

Tuition includes: Term fees, academic program, use of recreation facilities, housing, 3 meals daily while on campus (2 on weekends), activities and trips.

Not included: Application fee, $70 student ID/technology fee, airfare, airport transfers (available for $75 each way), class materials, meals eaten off campus, medical expenses, laundry, linens, blanket and pillow, souvenirs, and personal spending money.

University of Colorado - Overview

Why Summer Discovery at CU-Boulder?

The University of Colorado Boulder is a dynamic academic and social community on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. Considered one of America's "Public Ivies," notable alumni and faculty include 2 Heads of State, 2 associate justices of the Supreme Court, 11 Nobel Laureates, and 18 astronauts. Against the backdrop of the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains, Boulder is the perfect setting for a pre-college program.

At Summer Discovery CU-Boulder, we help you prepare for your transition from high school to college. Our pre-college program combines academics, athletics, and activities to give high school students a well-rounded introduction to college life.

During our 51 years, we have provided incredible summer experiences for thousands of high school students. Summer Discovery students come from 43 states and over 60 countries. Join us and create long-lasting friendships with students from all over the world this summer.

  • Residential Life Experience life on one of the most active college campuses in the United States. Become more independent with the support of our amazing staff.
  • Academics Choose between STEM Research and one of 10 STEM Academies that focus on topics in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Or choose one of 5 CU Scholars Credit Academies. 
  • Activities Discover Colorado this summer. From Rocky Mountain National Park to Elitch Gardens Theme Park to concerts at Fox Theater, every day on and off campus is action-packed. 
  • Sports Take advantage of CU-Boulder’s Pac-12 athletic facilities through pick-up games and tournaments.

A typical weekday at CU-Boulder

Every day at CU-Boulder is unique, but here is a preview of what you can expect on campus:

8.30am Wake up and head to the Center for Community (C4C) dining center where you can enjoy eggs, pastries, fruit, and more on your way to class.

9.30am Grab your notebook and pen (or your lab coat) and don’t be late for class.

11.30am What’s one great thing about college? Long lunch breaks. Enjoy a leisurely lunch with friends, catch up on homework, or play frisbee on Farrand Field.

1.00pm Back to class, but not always in the classroom. Many Academies involve hands-on experiences in the lab and some take field trips to institutes and research facilities on and off campus. 

3.00pm Your summer, your way. Sign up for the activities you want to do. Choose from sports, shopping, museums, study sessions, and more.

6.00pm Dinner time. Enjoy the unlimited portions at the C4C dining center.

8.00pm Movies. Guest Speakers. Concerts. Bowling. You will never forget the memories you make with your friends at CU-Boulder.

11.00pm Order a pizza, watch a movie, or play video games in the lounge. After a full day, it’s nice to relax with friends.

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