Northern New Jersey National College Fair

***Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, this College Fair has been cancelled. Please visit nacacnet.org for more information.***

 
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 vist 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 has been cancelled. The College Board, who administers the SAT is hoping to keep the June 6 test date but, of course, remains flexible. 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. 

New Jersey Financial Aid

New Jersey State student financial aid is available to help pay for college. Click below for information on grants, scholarships, work-study opportunities, loans, and loan forgiveness programs in New Jersey.

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Featured Schools

Type

Students

Total Cost

Avg Cost After Aid

Acceptance Rate

Average Test Scores

Adelphi University

1 South Ave, Garden City, NY 11530

Type

Private

Students

Total Cost

5162

$58K

Avg Cost After Aid

$28K

Acceptance Rate

73%

Average Test Scores

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

Alfred State College

10 Upper College Dr, Alfred, NY 14802

Type

Public

Students

Total Cost

3665

$25K

Avg Cost After Aid

$16K

Acceptance Rate

63%

Average Test Scores

n/a

Alvernia University

400 St Bernardine St, Reading, PA 19607, USA

Type

Private

Students

Total Cost

2176

$53k

Avg Cost After Aid

$27k

Acceptance Rate

68%

Average Test Scores

American Musical and Dramatic Academy

211 W 61st St, New York, NY 10023

Type

Private

Students

Total Cost

1515

$56K

Avg Cost After Aid

$40K

Acceptance Rate

24%

Average Test Scores

n/a

Brooklyn College

2900 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11210

Type

Public

Students

Total Cost

13712

$28K

Avg Cost After Aid

$2.7K

Acceptance Rate

40%

Average Test Scores

SAT Reading and Writing: 520–600
SAT Math: 530–610

Bryant University

1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917

Type

Private

Students

Total Cost

3449

$62K

Avg Cost After Aid

$37K

Acceptance Rate

73%

Average Test Scores

n/a

Caldwell University

120 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell, NJ 07006

Type

Private

Students

Total Cost

1596

$50K

Avg Cost After Aid

$23K

Acceptance Rate

64%

Average Test Scores

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

Castleton University

62 Alumni Dr, Castleton, VT 05735

Type

Public

Students

Total Cost

1757

$25K

Avg Cost After Aid

$17K

Acceptance Rate

82%

Average Test Scores

SAT Reading and Writing: 470–570
SAT Math: 450–560
ACT Composite: 17–23

Centenary University

400 Jefferson St, Hackettstown, New Jersey 07840

Type

Private

Students

Total Cost

1266

$33K

Avg Cost After Aid

$22K

Acceptance Rate

67%

Average Test Scores

SAT Reading and Writing: 440–550
SAT Math: 430–540
ACT Composite: 17–22

Central Connecticut State University

1615 Stanley St, New Britain, CT 06053, USA

Type

Public

Students

Total Cost

9317

$25K

Avg Cost After Aid

$17K

Acceptance Rate

67%

Average Test Scores

SAT Reading and Writing: 500–590
SAT Math: 480–570
ACT Composite: 19–24

Concordia University Chicago

7400 Augusta St, River Forest, IL 60305, USA

Type

Private

Students

Total Cost

1405

44K

Avg Cost After Aid

17K

Acceptance Rate

75%

Average Test Scores

Dean College

99 Main St, Franklin, MA 02038

Type

Private

Students

Total Cost

1260

$39K

Avg Cost After Aid

$30K

Acceptance Rate

83%

Average Test Scores

SAT Reading and Writing: 460-560
SAT Math: 450–550
ACT Composite: 18–22

Eastern Connecticut State University

83 Windham St, Willimantic, CT 06226, USA

Type

Public

Students

Total Cost

4669

$27K

Avg Cost After Aid

$18K

Acceptance Rate

66%

Average Test Scores

n/a

Eastwick College

10 S Franklin Turnpike, Ramsey, NJ 07446

Type

Private

Students

Total Cost

768

$39K

Avg Cost After Aid

$27K

Acceptance Rate

Open

Average Test Scores

n/a

Felician University

1 Felician Way, Rutherford, NJ 07070

Type

Private

Students

Total Cost

1616

$51K

Avg Cost After Aid

$18K

Acceptance Rate

79%

Average Test Scores

SAT Reading and Writing: 450–540
SAT Math: 450–540
ACT Composite: 17–22

Five Towns College

305 N Service Rd, Dix Hills, NY 11746

Type

Private

Students

Total Cost

614

$38K

Avg Cost After Aid

$22K

Acceptance Rate

91%

Average Test Scores

n/a

Fordham University

441 E Fordham Rd, The Bronx, NY 10458, USA

Type

Private

Students

Total Cost

9403

$74K

Avg Cost After Aid

$35K

Acceptance Rate

46%

Average Test Scores

SAT Reading and Writing: 620–700
SAT Math: 610–710
ACT Composite: 27–31

Hofstra University

1000 Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead, NY 11549

Type

Private

Students

Total Cost

6783

$63K

Avg Cost After Aid

$32K

Acceptance Rate

65%

Average Test Scores

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

Holy Family University

9801 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19114

Type

Private

Students

Total Cost

1904

$46K

Avg Cost After Aid

$15K

Acceptance Rate

71%

Average Test Scores

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

Island Drafting and Technical Institute

128 Broadway, Amityville, NY 11701, USA

Type

Private

Students

Total Cost

90

$38K

Avg Cost After Aid

$21K

Acceptance Rate

Open

Average Test Scores

n/a

Keuka College

141 Central Ave, Keuka Park, NY 14478, USA

Type

Private

Students

Total Cost

1640

$49K

Avg Cost After Aid

$25K

Acceptance Rate

70%

Average Test Scores

SAT Reading and Writing: 490–570
SAT Math: 490–570
ACT Composite: 19–24

LeMoyne College

1419 Salt Springs Rd, Syracuse, NY 13214

Type

Private

Students

Total Cost

2676

$51K

Avg Cost After Aid

$23K

Acceptance Rate

64%

Average Test Scores

SAT Reading and Writing: 540–620
SAT Math: 540–620
ACT Composite: 22–27

Lycoming College

College Ave, Williamsport, PA 17701, USA

Type

Private

Students

Total Cost

1192

$56K

Avg Cost After Aid

$19K

Acceptance Rate

64%

Average Test Scores

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

Manhattan College

4513 Manhattan College Pkwy, The Bronx, NY 10471

Type

Private

Students

Total Cost

2200

$62K

Avg Cost After Aid

$31K

Acceptance Rate

72%

Average Test Scores

AT Reading and Writing: 530–623
SAT Math: 520–620
ACT Composite: 23–28

Mercy College

555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

Type

Private

Students

Total Cost

6611

$19K

Avg Cost After Aid

$14K

Acceptance Rate

79%

Average Test Scores

n/a

Merrimack College

315 Turnpike St, North Andover, MA 01845

Type

Private

Students

Total Cost

3404

$60K

Avg Cost After Aid

$32K

Acceptance Rate

82%

Average Test Scores

n/a

Milwaukee School of Engineering

1025 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA

Type

Private

Students

Total Cost

2582

55k

Avg Cost After Aid

24k

Acceptance Rate

63%

Average Test Scores

Molloy College

1000 Hempstead Ave, Rockville Centre, NY 11570, USA

Type

Private

Students

Total Cost

3409

$53k

Avg Cost After Aid

$28k

Acceptance Rate

81%

Average Test Scores

Monmouth University

400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, NJ 07764, USA

Type

Private

Students

Total Cost

4595

$59k

Avg Cost After Aid

$29k

Acceptance Rate

77%

Average Test Scores