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Pre-College Summer Programs

Data Sciences Lab

The Data Sciences Lab summer program is perfect for high school students who love problem-solving, looking for patterns, creative thinking and the idea of using technology to tackle real-world challenges. Students will learn to leverage math, statistics and computer programming to analyze data, detect patterns, solve problems and influence the decisions we make.

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Did you know that there are 40 times as many bytes of data in the digital realm as there are observable stars in the universe? In this 2-week program, high school students will be introduced to the field of data science. They will learn how data scientists and analysts harness and sift through massive amounts of data every day to solve problems, including:

  • Advising businesses to make the right decisions

  • Assisting governments in shaping policy

  • Aiding doctors as they diagnose and treat patients

  • Contributing to new product development and artificial intelligence models

At the end of this program, you’ll walk away with:
  • Foundational knowledge of Big Data, data science theory and methodology

  • Hands-on experience analyzing data sets to uncover patterns and solve problems

  • Exposure to the career possibilities within the data science field 

Program Dates and Schedule

July 8, 2024 - July 19, 2024

Sample Daily Schedule: This is only a sample schedule and is subject to change due to a variety of factors.

Time Activity Detail

9 a.m.

Morning Program Meeting

Check-in with the group, quick introduction to the day’s theme, and a challenge or game to get excited and motivated for the day!

10 a.m.

Morning Lesson

QU faculty will teach and discuss the key topic for the day through an engaging lesson that incorporates group discussions, fun activities and foundational theory.



Eat and socialize with your classmates.

1 p.m.

Afternoon Lesson

There is a lot to learn in just two weeks, but the limited program size means there are lots of opportunities to ask questions throughout the lessons.

3 p.m.

Group Discussion

Put what you have learned into practice by working on a project using real data sets to analyze data, detect patterns, and solve problems

4 p.m.

Review and Debrief Meeting

A chance to reflect and discuss the day as well as look to the days ahead.

4:30 p. m.

Day Program Ends

Dismissal for commuter students.

5 p.m.


Dinner will be provided for those students with full room and board.

6 p.m.

Evening Activities (Group Recreation in our new Recreation and Wellness Center, Games, Guest Speakers, Independent and Group Enrichment Projects)

The evening is reserved for overnight students to have fun, experience our on-campus amenities, and bond with each other and staff through organized group enrichment activities.

10 p.m.

Quiet Time



Weekend Programming and Excursions

In addition to the daily schedule listed above, our two-week programs offer organized trips and excursions during the weekends. Last summer, program attendees spent time in our local community while mini golfing, visiting the Mystic Aquarium and shopping in New Haven. 

Field trips and weekend excursions may vary by program and session. 

Participation Requirements

Participants must be current high school students. Typically, participants are between the ages of 15 to 18 years of age at the start of the program. 

Equipment and Materials

Quinnipiac University will provide all required materials, including laptops, for students within this program. Students are welcome to bring their own laptops or other devices for use outside of instruction periods or with the approval of their instructor.

Program Costs

Option 1: 2-week overnight program from Sunday to Saturday. Includes full room and board as well as evening and weekend activities: $3,360

Option 2: 2-week on-campus commuter program from Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Includes lunch daily: $2,400

Both options offer:

  • Two weeks of faculty-designed programs taught on-campus with educational support staff

  • Technology and software support

  • A Quinnipiac T-shirt

  • A digital badge for use on social media, resumes or portfolios

  • Access to special Quinnipiac Admissions events

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Discounts and Financial Aid

Partial financial support may be available for those who indicate the need for financial assistance in their online application. Financial support awards are based on a combination of financial need and academic merit.

We are pleased to offer a 10% discount on all summer camps and experiences to current Quinnipiac employees, Quinnipiac alumni and employees of our corporate partners.

Application and Payment Deadlines

Space is limited per session; applications are reviewed when they are received and students are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Registration: Students must register for summer programs prior to June 2, 2024.

Deposits: All students must submit a non-refundable $250 deposit at the time of registration to ensure a spot is reserved for 30 days.

Payment: Payment is due within 30 days of applying to fully register for a program.

Payment Methods and Refund/Cancellation Policy

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How to Register for Summer Programs

  1. Visit our registration page
  2. Create a new account or log in to your existing account
  3. Select the program(s) you wish to enroll in and click "Continue"
  4. Complete your registration details
  5. You will receive an email confirming space is available and providing information about next steps, such as how to make payment and completing the final required registration steps. If a program is full, a waitlist option will be provided.

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Quinnipiac University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act as an institution of higher education. Students who have a current IEP or 504 plan are encouraged to share any accommodations or modifications they may require in order to access the fundamentals of a QU summer program or camp they plan to attend.

Students requesting disability-based accommodations should indicate this within the application as well as email summerprograms@qu.edu about any and all specific accommodation needs.


Rules & Regulations

Read Quinnipiac University’s Summer Camp and Pre-College Program Policies