• UT Computer Science offers a variety of very distinct, one-week summer academies for rising high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors designed to intrigue students with the potential of computing and the excitement of problem solving through unique hands-on experiences in learning computer science.


Our application-based academies are free programs focused on increasing diversity and inclusion in STEM. Explore the world of computer science, learn to code, and get a taste of collegiate life.

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More than half the population consists of women, but only 26% of computer scientists are women. The Academy for Women is designed to tackle this gender gap and increase inclusivity in STEM for young women.

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The Academy for All is focused on tackling diversity, equity, and inclusion barriers in STEM for students from historically underrepresented populations.

UT Computer Science works to continue diversifying the tech workforce in order to create sustaining cultural change and help build a world of inclusive technology.


Our tuition-based academies are for 9-12 grade high school students looking to focus on a specific area of computer science.

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Explore the world of intelligent robotics, carry out projects in simulation, and experiment with wheeled robots in this one-week residential program.

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Explore the world of iOS App Development and create simple apps for iPhone and iPad in this one-week residential program.

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Explore the world of game development, including programming, art and game design with either the one-week virtual option and two-week hybrid, virtual and residential, option to fit your schedule.

Our application-based academies are made possible in part by our Diversity @ UTCS partners

Apply for a Job

  • Now hiring current UT Austin students and previous academy participants as Program Assistants (PAs) and Residential Assistants (RAs) for the 2022 UT Computer Science Summer Academies.

    Gain leadership experience that stands out on a resume as they mentor a group of 10 participants during one (or more) summer academy session.

UT Computer Science Summer Academies, Department of Computer Science, GDC 2.722
The University of Texas at Austin
2317 Speedway, Stop D9500 Austin, Texas 78712-1757

If you have any questions, please direct them to academies@cs.utexas.edu.