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Northwestern University is a private research university. It is a medium-sized institution with more postgraduate than undergraduate students. It has a main campus in the suburbs of Evanston and a satellite campus in Chicago and in Doha, Qatar. Its programs are accredited by a range of professional organizations. Students are known as “cherubs” and “Armadillo Day” is an annual tradition.

Summer Programs at Northwestern University

High school students may take undergraduate courses for credit as commuters or on a residential basis. Fee quoted on this site is based on credits for one course. Residential cost includes tuition for one course, housing and meals for the appropriate duration.

IN FOCUS Seminars are two-week seminars offered throughout the summer on a range of topics from “Bioethics” to “Insight Into Innovation and Design”. These are not for credit and introduce students to faculty and the college experience.

College Bridge is a FREE program for area public school students. Students chose one course and receive college credit.

The National High School Institutes offers three theater programs. Theatre Arts focuses on acting, text analysis, performance theory and more. There is a Design/Technical concentration and a Musical Theatre option. Film & Video offers screenwriting, film production, film editing, and acting on camera as part of the curriculum. Debate is offered in weeklong sessions with a discount for multiple weeks.

Medill-Northwestern Journalism Institute is an immersive experience in all forms of journalism. It is a five-week program for young journalists from around the world.   The fee includes tuition, housing and meals.

The Center for Talent Development offers camps for academically gifted students. Students are grouped by age and take interesting classes. Some topics: Aerodynamics, Ruby on Rails (computer programming), Regenerative Medicine. Older students can prepare for A.P. exams. The Civic Leadership Institute is a service-learning program. Courses are offered in Evanston, Chicago and Elmhurst.

The Wildcats offers Sports Camps for a range of ages and skills levels. There are also clinics in many sports, including football and team camps. See the Wildcats for complete schedules of all summer sports.


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Program Name Dates Day* Stay**
Center for Talent Development Apogee
(Academic Prep)
(Academic Prep)
Evanston, IL
06/25/17 to 07/14/17 $2,115 $3,650
Center for Talent Development Apogee
(Academic Prep)
(Academic Prep)
Evanston, IL
07/16/17 to 08/04/17 $2,115 $3,650
Center for Talent Development Equinox
(Electrical Engineering,Academic Prep,
Environmental Science,Computer Science,
App Design,Engineering)
(Electrical Engineering,Academic Prep,...)
Evanston, IL
06/25/17 to 07/14/17 $2,115 $3,650
Center for Talent Development Equinox
(Electrical Engineering,Academic Prep,
Environmental Science,Computer Science,
App Design,Engineering)
(Electrical Engineering,Academic Prep,...)
Evanston, IL
07/16/17 to 08/04/17 $2,115 $3,650
Center for Talent Development Spectrum
(Design,Culinary Arts,Academic Prep,
3D Printing,Computer Science)
(Design,Culinary Arts,...)
Evanston, IL
07/16/17 to 08/04/17 $2,115 $3,650
Center for Talent Development Spectrum
(Design,Culinary Arts,Academic Prep,
3D Printing,Computer Science)
(Design,Culinary Arts,...)
Evanston, IL
06/25/17 to 07/14/17 $2,115 $3,650
Cherub Acting, Production, Screenwriting
(Screenwriting,Acting,Filmmaking)
(Screenwriting,Acting,...)
Evanston, IL
07/01/18 to 08/04/18 N/A $5,650
Cherubs Musical Theatre Extension (7-week)
(Musical Theater)
(Musical Theater)
Evanston, IL
07/01/18 to 08/18/18 N/A $7,650
Cherubs Theatre Arts Design/Tech
(Theater)
(Theater)
Evanston, IL
07/01/18 to 08/04/18 N/A $5,650
Education USA
(Academic Prep,ESL)
(Academic Prep,ESL)
Evanston, IL
07/03/17 to 07/21/17 N/A
Eight-week undergraduate courses
Evanston, IL
06/18/17 to 08/12/17 $3,760 $8,080
Four-week undergraduate courses
Evanston, IL
06/18/17 to 07/15/17 $3,760 $6,320
High School Institute Debate - 1 Week
(Debate)
(Debate)
Evanston, IL
07/29/18 to 08/04/18 N/A $1,450
High School Institute Debate - 4 Week
(Debate)
(Debate)
Evanston, IL
06/30/18 to 07/28/18 $3,500 $5,275
High School Institute Debate - 6 Week
(Debate)
(Debate)
Evanston, IL
06/30/18 to 08/11/18 N/A $6,500
IN FOCUS Seminars Session 1
(Premed,Astronomy)
(Premed,Astronomy)
Evanston, IL
06/19/17 to 06/30/17 $2,150 $3,030
IN FOCUS Seminars Session 2
(Creative Writing,PreLaw,Humanities)
(Creative Writing,PreLaw,...)
Evanston, IL
07/03/17 to 07/14/17 $2,150 $3,030
IN FOCUS Seminars Session 3
(Art,Writing,Premed,Humanities)
(Art,Writing,...)
Evanston, IL
07/17/17 to 07/28/17 $2,150 $3,030
Medill-Northwestern Journalism Institute
(Journalism)
(Journalism)
Evanston, IL
07/01/18 to 08/03/18 N/A $5,700
Six-week undergraduate courses
Evanston, IL
06/18/17 to 07/29/17 $3,760 $7,200
Three Three-week Intensive Course Sequences
Evanston, IL
06/18/17 to 08/19/17
Three-week undergraduate courses
Evanston, IL
06/18/17 to 07/08/17 $3,760 $5,880
Baseball Camps
Evanston, IL
06/26/17 to 08/02/17 N/A
Basketball/Soccer Camp
Evanston, IL
06/19/17 to 06/22/17 $440 N/A
Boys Soccer
Evanston, IL
Varies N/A
Camp Run Wild Coed Cross Country
Evanston, IL
06/21/17 to 06/24/17 $380 $480
Chris Collins Basketball
Evanston, IL
Varies $445 N/A
Chris Collins Basketball
Evanston, IL
Varies $445 N/A
Fencing Camps
Evanston, IL
06/09/17 to 08/20/17 N/A
Field Hockey Camps
Evanston, IL
07/06/17 to 07/14/17 $425
Football Camps
Evanston, IL
06/02/17 to 06/14/17 N/A
Girls College ID/Elite Camps
Evanston, IL
06/28/17 to 07/09/17
Girls Soccer Camp Junior, grades K-8
Evanston, IL
07/10/17 to 07/13/17 $225
Golf Camps, grades 3-8
Evanston, IL
06/12/17 to 07/21/17 $800 N/A
Lacrosse Camps
Evanston, IL
06/19/17 to 07/19/17 $450 $550
Softball Clinics
Evanston, IL
06/19/17 to 07/10/17 N/A
Tennis
Evanston, IL
Varies $445 N/A
Volleyball HS Camp
Evanston, IL
07/07/17 to 07/09/17 $450 $525
Volleyball HS Clinics
Evanston, IL
06/12/17 to 07/26/17 $450 $525
Volleyball Middle School Camps
Evanston, IL
06/12/17 to 07/28/17 N/A
Wildcat Swim Camp
Evanston, IL
06/11/17 to 06/15/17 $675 N/A
Wildcat Swim Camp
Evanston, IL
06/19/17 to 06/23/17 $725 $825
Women's Basketball Day Camp
Evanston, IL
06/26/17 to 06/29/17 $360 N/A
Women's Basketball Elite, grades 8-12
Evanston, IL
06/24/17 to 06/24/17 N/A
Wrestling Competition Camp
Evanston, IL
06/19/17 to 06/22/17 $350 $495
Wrestling Intensive
Evanston, IL
07/10/17 to 07/14/17 $395 $595