Orange County, NY College Night

***Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, the Orange County, NY College Night 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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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

$20K

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.

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

$20K

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.

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

$20K

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

$20K

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

$20K

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.

Rockland Community College

145 College Rd, Suffern, NY 10901

School Type

Undergrad Students

Average Cost
After Aid

Average
Test Scores

Acceptance
Rate

Open

n/a

$20K

5595

Public

Total
Cost

$20K

Rockland Community College is a public community college in Ramapo, New York. It is part of the State University of New York. The college, established in 1959, became the 18th community college to join the SUNY system. The college offers 51 programs and offers associate degrees and certificates.

St. Thomas Aquinas College

125 NY-340, Sparkill, NY 10976

School Type

Undergrad Students

Average Cost
After Aid

Average
Test Scores

Acceptance
Rate

78%

SAT Reading and Writing: 440–560
SAT Math: 440–550
ACT Composite: 17–23

$20K

1114

Private

Total
Cost

$49K

St. Thomas Aquinas College is a private liberal arts college in Sparkill, New York. The college is named after the medieval philosopher and theologian Thomas Aquinas. It was founded by the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, whose headquarters are in the town.

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