BEXLEY, Ohio, July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Best College Reviews, a ranking service for American colleges and universities, has released a list of the top 20 summer programs for gifted students. Data gathered primarily from the school's websites were used in the ranking. In addition to information from college websites, information was gathered from various resources for gifted students.
The full ranking can be viewed here: http://www.bestcollegereviews.org/features/best-college-programs-gifted-high-school-students/
According to the National Association for Gifted Children, "gifted individuals are those who demonstrate outstanding levels of aptitude (defined as an exceptional ability to reason and learn) or competence (documented performance or achievement in top 10% or rarer) in one or more domains. Domains include any structured area of activity with its own symbol system (e.g., mathematics, music, language) and/or set of sensorimotor skills (e.g., painting, dance, sports)." There are families across the nation who have children who fall into this category, and summer can be a challenging time - there are however, colleges who make summer a time for these gifted individuals to grow, learn and be challenged in unique ways. We have combed the nation to find some of the top summer programs for gifted students hosted at some of the top universities America has to offer.
Nick Plato, the article's author, said this about the list: "There are so many amazing opportunities for high school students during the summer. Our nation's colleges have once again risen to the challenge, and have created some incredibly diverse summer programs that will help create better individuals who will one day become leaders in this nation."
The list of 20 schools includes (in alphabetical order):
Brown University - Providence, RI
College of William and Mary - Williamsburg, VA
Cornell University - Ithaca, NY
Duke University - Durham, NC
Harvard University - Cambridge, MA
John Hopkins University - Baltimore, MD
Marist College - Poughkeepsie, NY
New York University - New York City, NY
Northwestern University - Evanston, IL
Saint Louis University - St. Louis, MO
Stanford University - Stanford, CA
University of California, Berkeley - Berkeley, CA
University of California, San Diego - San Diego, CA
University of Chicago - Chicago, IL
University of Dallas - Irving, TX
University of Delaware - Newark, DE
University of Iowa - Iowa City, IO
University of Maryland - College Park, MD
University of Nevada, Reno - Reno, NV
University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA
BestCollegeReviews.com reviews publicly available data and then produces independent ranking assessments of various educational programs and college facilities as well as student guides and resources. The mission of Best College Reviews is to be a vital resource for potential students making one of the most important decisions of their lives. Best College Reviews recognize that no ranking system is perfect, and recommends that their ratings be used only as a general guide for choosing a quality school.
Contact: Nick Plato
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