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
- Computer Networking I Security
- Social Media I Web Development
What Students Gain:
- An authentic college experience
- Critical thinking skills
- Leadership skills
The program is open to current high school sophomores and juniors, with no residency
requirements—students from anywhere in the U.S. may apply.
The Drexel University Computing Academy Scholarship is available to incoming freshmen students who have participated in the summer academy program. Recipients will receive $1,000 for each quarter they are enrolled full-time in classes and provided they maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA. This award will not be applied in excess of 12 academic quarters and pays towards tuition only.
In order to be considered for the Drexel University Computing Academy Scholarship, you must submit a complete admissions application by the January 13th deadline.
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