Congrats Class of 2014!
Who We Are

DUCA is a five-week, residential, summer computing program at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA that promotes interest in information technology, computer science, business and digital arts & media. DUCA students do not focus on one specific area of computing. Rather, the program has a more holistic approach to education, exposing students to a variety of fields in computing through interactive, group projects.

What Students Explore:
  • Information Technology
  • Game Design I Game Development
  • Robotics
  • Computer Networking I Security
  • Social Media I Web Development
What Students Gain:
  • An authentic college experience
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Friendship
  • Confidence

The program is open to current high school sophomores and juniors, with no residency requirements—students from anywhere in the U.S. may apply.

Students who successfully complete DUCA and subsequently enroll at Drexel University will receive a $3,000 renewable scholarship.

The Eugene and Meher Garfield DUCA Scholars Endowed Fund, established in June of 2013, provides funding for a full scholarship for one economically underserved high school student per year from Philadelphia, The Delaware Valley, or Southern New Jersey to attend DUCA. Selection of the recipient shall be determined by the Director of DUCA.

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Life As A DUCA Student

DUCA Residential Life
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Check back in November 2014 for information on DUCA 2015.

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"My experience at DUCA was great. If I could go back and do it all again, I definitely would. It gave me a glimpse of what college life is like. It really gave me a lot of experience on being taught by college professors and their teaching style. I really enjoyed coming and visiting a new city. It was an experience coming here for the first time and being on my own for five weeks. I really enjoyed it." - DUCA Student

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