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Long Island Spring College Expo

***Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, the Long Island Spring College Expo has been cancelled***

Colleges are Eager to Meet High School Students

 

Although high school students may be stuck inside their homes, college admissions offices are anxious to connect with sophomores, juniors and even some seniors who are looking toward postsecondary education.

 

Almost every college has sent their students home for the semester but the admissions staff at each school is working hard to make their school accessible to future candidates. Colleges want students to contact them now.

 

While students are adapting to learning online via video conferencing, they should continue to prepare for what happens after graduation. In addition to watching their instructors and perhaps speaking with teachers online, students should also take this opportunity to reach out to their college counselors. Like teachers, guidance office personnel are working remotely to make sure students have the tools they need to search for the right college.

 

Whether a student is thinking about a community college vs. a four-year college, public vs. private, in-state vs. out-of state, a career in the military, a gap year, or  getting a job after high school, now is the time to start preparing for the future.

 

A Virtual Reality

A majority of in person visits and open house events have been cancelled, but many colleges provide a virtual tour of their campus. Most schools also offer an opportunity for students to have an online chat with an admissions officer. Colleges will also strongly encourage you to join them for a virtual event or speak with a representative via phone or email. Admissions offices may even allow you to set up a time for an official interview.

 

Online Resources

Students and parents may visit multiple campuses using these links:

• www.youvisit.com/collegesearch

• www.eCampusTours.com

• www.campustours.com

 

For students who may wish to connect with multiple schools at once, a virtual college fair is taking place the week of April 20. Students may visit www.strivescan.com to register for this online event.

 

Military Options

Many recruiting stations have been closed for personal visits, but are still available to discuss your future in the military. You may ask a recruiter about education programs such as R.O.T.C., the military academies, the Post 9/11-GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program. Serving in the military is not only an honor but can be a great way to finance your education.

 

Test Dates for ACT, SAT and AP’s

As of publication date, students registered to take the April 4 ACT, will be allowed to sit for the ACT on June 13 or a later date. For updates, visit www.act.org

The SAT scheduled for May 2 and June 6 have both been cancelled. The College Board, who administers the SAT is looking to add a date in September. For updates, visit www.collegeboard.org.

For each AP subject, there will be two different testing dates. The full exam schedule and specific free-response question types will be available by April 3. 

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Adelphi University

1 South Ave, Garden City, NY 11530

School Type

Undergrad Students

Average Cost
After Aid

Average
Test Scores

Acceptance
Rate

73%

SAT Reading and Writing: 530–620
SAT Math: 530–620
ACT Composite: 22–27

$28K

5162

Private

Total
Cost

$58K

Adelphi University is a private university in Garden City, New York. Adelphi also has centers in Manhattan, Hudson Valley, and Suffolk County. It is the oldest institution of higher education in suburban Long Island.

American Musical and Dramatic Academy

211 W 61st St, New York, NY 10023

School Type

Undergrad Students

Average Cost
After Aid

Average
Test Scores

Acceptance
Rate

24%

n/a

$40K

1515

Private

Total
Cost

$56K

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy is a private college conservatory for the performing arts located in New York City and Los Angeles, California. The conservatory offers both Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees and two-year Certificates in Professional Performance.

Caldwell University

120 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell, NJ 07006

School Type

Undergrad Students

Average Cost
After Aid

Average
Test Scores

Acceptance
Rate

64%

SAT Reading and Writing: 470–570
SAT Math: 460–580
ACT Composite: 17–22

$23K

1596

Private

Total
Cost

$50K

Caldwell University is a Catholic liberal arts university in Caldwell, New Jersey founded in 1939 by the Sisters of St. Dominic.

Eastern Connecticut State University

83 Windham St, Willimantic, CT 06226, USA

School Type

Undergrad Students

Average Cost
After Aid

Average
Test Scores

Acceptance
Rate

66%

n/a

$18K

4669

Public

Total
Cost

$27K

Eastern Connecticut State University is a public liberal arts university in Willimantic, Connecticut. Founded in 1889, it is the second-oldest campus in the Connecticut State University System and third-oldest public university in the state.

Five Towns College

305 N Service Rd, Dix Hills, NY 11746

School Type

Undergrad Students

Average Cost
After Aid

Average
Test Scores

Acceptance
Rate

91%

n/a

$22K

614

Private

Total
Cost

$38K

Five Towns College is a private college in Long Island, dedicated to providing a top education to musicians, artists, movie producers, performers and a larger community of diverse creatives.

Hofstra University

1000 Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead, NY 11549

School Type

Undergrad Students

Average Cost
After Aid

Average
Test Scores

Acceptance
Rate

65%

SAT Reading and Writing: 570–660
SAT Math: 560–650
ACT Composite: 24–29

$32K

6783

Private

Total
Cost

$63K

The largest private college on Long Island, New York, Hofstra University offers about 160 undergraduate programs and about 165 graduate degree programs.

Holy Family University

9801 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19114

School Type

Undergrad Students

Average Cost
After Aid

Average
Test Scores

Acceptance
Rate

71%

SAT Reading and Writing: 475–555
SAT Math: 445–535

$15K

1904

Private

Total
Cost

$46K

Holy Family University is a Catholic university in Philadelphia whose academic program are divided into four Schools: Arts & Sciences, Nursing and Allied Health Professions; Business Administration; and Education.

Island Drafting and Technical Institute

128 Broadway, Amityville, NY 11701, USA

School Type

Undergrad Students

Average Cost
After Aid

Average
Test Scores

Acceptance
Rate

Open

n/a

$21K

90

Private

Total
Cost

$38K

Island Drafting and Technical Institute was founded in 1957, and is staffed by faculty members who have had professional and practical experience in the Engineering, Architectural, CADD (Computer Aided Drafting/Design) and Computer and Electronics fields.

Lycoming College

College Ave, Williamsport, PA 17701, USA

School Type

Undergrad Students

Average Cost
After Aid

Average
Test Scores

Acceptance
Rate

64%

SAT Reading and Writing: 490–600
SAT Math: 498–600
ACT Composite: 21–25

$19K

1192

Private

Total
Cost

$56K

Lycoming County is a county located in the U.S. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 116,111. Its county seat is Williamsport. Lycoming County comprises the Williamsport, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

New York Institute of Technology

Old Westbury, NY

School Type

Undergrad Students

Average Cost
After Aid

Average
Test Scores

Acceptance
Rate

77%

SAT Reading and Writing: 510–610
SAT Math: 520–620
ACT Composite: 21–27

$22K

3619

Private

Total
Cost

$54K

New York Institute of Technology offers 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and medicine.

Niagara University

5795 Lewiston Rd, Niagara University, NY 14109

School Type

Undergrad Students

Average Cost
After Aid

Average
Test Scores

Acceptance
Rate

84%

SAT Reading and Writing: 510–600
SAT Math: 510–600
ACT Composite: 21–26

$19K

2902

Private

Total
Cost

$49K

Niagara University is a private Catholic university in the Vincentian tradition in Lewiston in Niagara County, New York. It is run by the Congregation of the Mission. Niagara has 3,300 undergraduate students in 50 academic programs.

Queensborough Community College

222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, NY 11364, USA

School Type

Undergrad Students

Average Cost
After Aid

Average
Test Scores

Acceptance
Rate

Open

n/a

$5K

13341

Public

Total
Cost

$26K

Queensborough Community College is a community college in Bayside, Queens, New York. One of seven community colleges within the City University of New York system, Queensborough enrolls more than 15,400 students and more than 900 Instructional Faculty.

St. John Fisher College

3690 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14618, USA

School Type

Undergrad Students

Average Cost
After Aid