Providence National College Fair

***Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, the Providence 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 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

Type

Students

Avg 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

Type

Students

Avg 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.

Bryant University

1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917

Type

Students

Avg Cost After Aid

Average Test Scores

Acceptance Rate

73%

n/a

$37K

3449

Private

Total Cost

$62K

Bryant University is a private university in Smithfield, Rhode Island. Until August 2004, it was known as Bryant College. Bryant has two colleges, the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Business, and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the AACSB International.

Castleton University

62 Alumni Dr, Castleton, VT 05735

Type

Students

Avg Cost After Aid

Average Test Scores

Acceptance Rate

82%

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

$17K

1757

Public

Total Cost

$25K

Castleton University, formerly known as Castleton State College, is a public liberal arts college in Castleton, Vermont, USA. Castleton has an enrollment of 2000 students and offers more than 30 undergraduate programs, as well as master's degrees in education and accounting.

Central Connecticut State University

1615 Stanley St, New Britain, CT 06053, USA

Type

Students

Avg Cost After Aid

Average Test Scores

Acceptance Rate

67%

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

$17K

9317

Public

Total Cost

$25K

Central Connecticut State University is a public university in New Britain, Connecticut. Founded in 1849 as the State Normal School, CCSU is Connecticut's oldest publicly funded university.

Dean College

99 Main St, Franklin, MA 02038

Type

Students

Avg Cost After Aid

Average Test Scores

Acceptance Rate

83%

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

$30K

1260

Private

Total Cost

$39K

Dean College is a private, residential college in Franklin, Massachusetts offering bachelor's degrees, associate degree programs, as well as part-time continuing and professional education and certificate programs throughout the calendar year.

Eastern Connecticut State University

83 Windham St, Willimantic, CT 06226, USA

Type

Students

Avg 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.

Hofstra University

1000 Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead, NY 11549

Type

Students

Avg 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.

Merrimack College

315 Turnpike St, North Andover, MA 01845

Type

Students

Avg Cost After Aid

Average Test Scores

Acceptance Rate

82%

n/a

$32K

3404

Private

Total Cost

$60K

Merrimack College is a private Augustinian college in North Andover, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1947 by the Order of St. Augustine with an initial goal to educate World War II veterans. The college has grown to encompass 220 acres campus and almost 40 buildings.

New York Institute of Technology

Old Westbury, NY

Type

Students

Avg 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

Type

Students

Avg 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.

Plymouth State University

17 High St, Plymouth, NH 03264, USA

Type

Students

Avg Cost After Aid

Average Test Scores

Acceptance Rate

79%

n/a

$21K

4072

Public

Total Cost

$28K

Founded in 1871, Plymouth State offers a rich, student-focused learning environment. It’s 170-acre campus offers a classic New England look combined with up-to-date facilities.

SUNY Oswego

7060 NY-104, Oswego, NY 13126

Type

Students

Avg Cost After Aid

Average Test Scores

Acceptance Rate

54%

SAT Reading and Writing: 545–610
SAT Math: 530–615
ACT Composite: 22–27

$15K

7090

Public

Total Cost

$24K

State University of New York at Oswego is a public college in the City of Oswego and Town of Oswego, New York. It has two campuses: historic lakeside campus in Oswego and Metro Center in Syracuse, New York.