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Experience is Everything

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"The Academy gave me the tools that I need to apply to Ivy League schools and made me realize I definitely want to be a doctor." — Pre-Med student

Explore New York City

The Academy takes place at Baruch College, a thriving, internationally ranked institution, located in the heart of New York City, midtown Manhattan. Academy students experience college as they have access to Baruch College’s state-of-the-art campus including the college’s library system. The Academy takes students on relevant field trips throughout New York City, allowing them to explore New York City, their career field of choice, and meet with successful industry insiders. Students at the Academy are able to experience the unique culture and customs of New York City, an international hub for finance, fashion, business, and the arts.

Discover Your Passions

Each specialized program at the Academy is specifically designed to prepare high school students for successful careers in a pre-professional study track of their choice. The 2018 Academy offers the following programs:

Programs Participants
Leadership in Technology Rising 11th and 12th grade students
Global Finance & Economics Rising 11th and 12th grade students
Pre-Med Rising 11th and 12th grade students
Entrepreneurship Rising 11th and 12th grade students
Financial Engineering & Applied Mathematics Rising 11th and 12th grade students
Sophomore Enrichment Rising 10th grade students

Each track at the Baruch Leadership Academy involves intensive classroom workshops and lectures from distinguished university professors and accomplished professionals. Academy students travel to fieldtrips throughout New York City where they can connect the theories that they learn in the classroom to practice in professional settings.

Prepare for the College Admissions Process & the SAT

Baruch Summer Leadership Academy students are at an advantage because they are able to develop their passions in an environment that fosters academic enrichment, cultural stimulation, and real world experience. Students receive intensive college preparation that truly gives them the edge that they need to get into America’s top colleges.

Daily SAT prep is provided at the Baruch College campus to all students enrolled in Academy.

Daily Schedule

Baruch Leadership Academy takes places from Monday through Friday from 9AM – 4PM. On Monday through Wednesday students follow the following schedule:

Time Course
9:00 AM - 09:15 AM: Homeroom
9:20 AM - 11:20 AM: Daily SAT Preparation
11:25 AM - 12:35 PM: Track-Specific Workshop or Lecture
12:35 PM - 1:30 PM: Lunch
1:35 PM - 2:45 PM: Track-Specific Workshop, Lecture, or Laboratory Activity
2:50 PM - 4:00 PM: Track-Specific Workshop, Lecture, or Laboratory Activity

The Academy reserves Thursday afternoons for our weekly socials. Fridays are reserved for SAT Prep assessments and for field trip exploration throughout New York City. During the 2015 Baruch Leadership Academy, students visited landmarks such as Wall Street, Times Square, and Grand Central in addition to various museums, corporations, law firms, businesses, colleges, and professional schools throughout Manhattan.

Program Dates:

The 2018 Academy will run Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm, from Monday, July 9, 2018 through Friday, August 3rd, 2018.


2018 Program Cost:

  • $3,000 for day students
    • Program cost includes: field trips, costs for trip meals, materials, instruction, SAT prep, recreation, and T-shirt. Not included in this charge are costs for travel expenses (commute to and from Leadership Academy) and incidentals.
  • $6,500 for residential students
    • Program cost includes: field trips, costs for trip meals, materials, instruction, SAT prep, recreation, and T-shirt. Cost for residential students also includes a shared room in our residence hall on 96th Street and a MetroCard to travel to and from our residential facility. Please note: our residential program does not include meals.
  • Deposit: $250 (non-refundable; deposit will be deducted from total Academy cost)

To Submit Payment:

Payment can be made via check payable to Baruch College or via credit card by using our secure payment portal.


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