College Choice Releases its 2016 Ranking for Best Pre-College Summer Programs


EUGENE, Ore., Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published its 2016 rankings for the Best Pre-College Summer Programs.

Pre-College programs are gaining momentum as a way for students to test-drive their chosen school prior to beginning their college career there. It is a great way to allow students to meet instructors and other students while gaining credit in a subject that interests them. And for families, it ensures that the college will be a good fit for their children.

Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said that the ranking was important because "Pre-college summer programs are much more fun and rewarding than a traditional campus tour. Most competitive colleges and universities offer at least one pre-college summer experience. These programs give students opportunities to explore campuses, meet with instructors, take courses, and get a sense of college life. Such experiences can be beneficial to high school students still exploring schools, majors, and career paths."

College Choice created the 2016 ranking for Best Pre-College Summer Programs by using unique factors, such as the approximate cost of an extended-stay residential program for each school and the number of summer program options for each school. Other factors, such as academic reputation and student retention, were also considered. All information was researched by using individual schools' websites, U.S. News and World Report, and The National Center for Educational Statistics.

The College Choice 2016 ranking for Best Pre-College Summer Programs is led by Emory University. It is followed closely by the University of Michigan and Carnegie Mellon.

The complete rankings are as follows:

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Barnard College, New York, NY

Boston College, Boston, MA

Boston University, Boston, MA

Brown University, Providence, RI

Carleton College, Northfield, MN

Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA

Columbia University, New York, NY

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Davidson, Davidson, NC

Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

New York University, New York, NY

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX

The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Tufts University, Medford, MA

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

UCSD, San Diego, CA

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Yale University, New Haven, CT

College Choice is the leading authority in college and university rankings, searches and resources dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.


Christian Amondson
Managing Editor, College Choice
Phone:(541) 255-3801

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