Summer Programs

Summer Programs Ranked Among Nation’s Best

Date Published: July 26, 2016

High School Summer Program Best College Reviews has included the University of Dallas on its list of the “The 20 Best College Summer Programs for Gifted Students,” placing the university’s summer high school programs among Ivy League schools such as Harvard University, and other elite institutions like Stanford University. According to Best College Reviews, UD ranks No. 18 among institutions that welcome gifted high school students during the summer, allowing them to “grow, learn and be challenged in unique ways.” 

“We have combed the nation to find some of the top summer programs for gifted students hosted at some of the top universities America has to offer,” according to Best College Reviews. 

“Whether in Rome, Venice or Irving, our talented faculty lead young people to engage the world and communicate intelligently their conclusions in both speech and writing,” said Associate Provost John Norris. “Our high school programs are based upon the same high aspirations as our undergraduate program: that bright students delight in learning and yearn to explore together the complexities of our world in the company of great thinkers from the past and the present. UD is honored to have its high school summer programs ranked alongside such prestigious universities and colleges.”

For over 20 years, our university has offered high school students summer and study abroad opportunities modeled after the signature Rome semester program for UD undergraduate students. The high school programs offer college credit, typically last two to three weeks and are held on both the university’s main campus in Irving, Texas, and the Eugene Constantin Campus near Rome, Italy.

The University of Dallas’ summer programs reflect the university’s nationally acclaimed Core curriculum, which focuses largely on the careful reading of the Western tradition’s Great Books. Students who enroll in a high school summer program choose either to study abroad or to study on the main campus. Study abroad students may choose between Shakespeare in Italy or Latin in Rome. Students who study on the main campus in Irving may choose between Arete: An Introduction to the Classics or Arete: American Studies, a new offering that launches summer 2017.

To be included on Best College Reviews’ list, programs were required to cater to gifted students, be at least two weeks in length, offer college credit, be available to nonresident students and offer choice and diversity of studies. 

Visit “The 20 Best College Summer Programs for Gifted Students” for the complete list.

 

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