Rochester National College Fair

***Due to the recent COVID-19 Outbreak in New York State, the Rochester, Syracuse and Buffalo National College Fairs have been cancelled. Please visit for more information.***

Representatives from more than 200 two-year and four-year colleges, nursing schools, business schools and trade schools will participate in the Rochester National College Fair which will be held on Sunday, March 15 and Monday, March 16 at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

Officers and enlisted personnel from the various branches of the military services will also be on hand to discuss the military’s enlistment and education programs such as R.O.T.C., the military academies and the GI Bill.

The College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), is a timesaving opportunity for students and parents to gather a lot of information in one day. College admissions representatives will be on hand to answer key questions ranging from acceptance policies to student–faculty ratio.

In addition to asking questions, students and parents will be able to set up college interviews, pick up literature and learn about the various financial aid programs available.

Review the list of participating colleges and make a list of the booths you’d like to visit. To make the best use of your time at the Fair, visit to register for a personal bar code. When you visit the college booths, the reps will scan your bar code, automatically accessing your information. This will leave you more time to engage in one-on-one conversation. You can also use the computers provided at the convention site, but be aware that lines may be long at the registration tables. Your goal is to have as much time as possible to talk with the reps at their booths.

Read through this issue of College Fair Guide. There are many articles, charts, useful hints and items of information which will be helpful to you. The more prepared you are for the College Fair, the more you’ll get out of it.

Event location:

Rochester Riverside Convention Center
Empire Hall
123 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14604-1619


Fair Hours:

Sunday, March 15, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Monday, March 16, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Event Sponsor:

National Association for College Admission Counseling


1050 North Highland Street

Arlington, VA 22201




New York State Financial Aid

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Rochester College Fair Participating Colleges and Universities:


The following schools will attend the 2020 Rochester National College Fair:


The University of Alabama



Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

The University of Arizona

University of Advancing Technology



AMDA College & Conservatory of the Performing Arts

Los Angeles College of Music

University of California-Riverside



Sacred Heart University

University of Connecticut

University of Hartford

University of New Haven

Western Connecticut State University



University of Delaware


District of Columbia

American University

The Catholic University of America



Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Florida Polytechnic University

Florida Southern College

Florida State University

Full Sail University

Keiser University - Flagship Campus

Nova Southeastern University

Saint Leo University

The University of Tampa

University of North Florida

University of South Florida



Mercer University

Savannah College of Art and Design



DePaul University



Butler University

Purdue University



University of Kentucky



Maine Maritime Academy

Saint Joseph's College of Maine

Unity College

University of Maine

University of New England



Towson University



Endicott College

Merrimack College

Montserrat College of Art

Simmons University

Springfield College

Suffolk University

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Western New England University

Worcester Polytechnic Institute



Alma College

College for Creative Studies

Kettering University

Lawrence Technological University

Michigan State University

Western Michigan University


New Hampshire

Franklin Pierce University

University of New Hampshire


New Jersey

Seton Hall University


New York

Adelphi University

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Alfred State College-SUNY

Alfred University

AMDA College & Conservatory of the Performing Arts

Buffalo State College - SUNY

Canisius College

Cazenovia College

Clarkson University

D'Youville College

Elmira College

Finger Lakes Community College

Genesee Community College

Hartwick College

Hilbert College

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Hofstra University

Houghton College

Iona College

Ithaca College

Jamestown Community College

Keuka College

Le Cordon Bleu, Inc.

Le Moyne College

Long Island University-LIU Post Campus

Manhattanville College

Medaille College

Mohawk Valley Community College

Monroe Community College

Morrisville State College

Nazareth College

New York Army National Guard

Niagara County Community College

Niagara University

Onondaga Community College

Pace University-New York City Campus

Paul Smith's College

Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital

Purchase College, SUNY

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Roberts Wesleyan College

Rochester Institute of Technology

Saint Bonaventure University

St. John Fisher College

St. John Fisher College- Wegmans School of Pharmacy 

St. John Fisher College

St. John's University

St. Joseph's College of Nursing at SJHHC

St. Lawrence University

SUNY at New Paltz

SUNY at Plattsburgh

SUNY Brockport

SUNY Cayuga Community College

SUNY College at Cortland

SUNY College at Fredonia

SUNY College at Geneseo

SUNY College at Oneonta

SUNY College at Oswego

SUNY College at Potsdam

SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry

SUNY College of Technology at Canton

SUNY College of Technology at Delhi

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Syracuse University

Syracuse University- Army ROTC

The Clarkson School of Clarkson University

Tompkins Cortland Community College

U.S. Army Recruiting

University at Albany (SUNY)

University at Buffalo (SUNY)

University of Rochester

Utica College


North Carolina

Campbell University

High Point University

Lees-McRae College

University of North Carolina at Wilmington



Bowling Green State University

Cleveland Institute of Art

Heidelberg University

John Carroll University

Kent State University

Miami University

Ohio Northern University

Ohio University

The University of Akron

Xavier University



University of Oregon



Allegheny College

Duquesne University

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Elizabethtown College

Gannon University

Juniata College

King's College

Lycoming College

Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

Marywood University

Mercyhurst University

Messiah College

Misericordia University

Penn State University

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Point Park University

Robert Morris University

Saint Francis University

Seton Hill University

Slippery Rock University

Thiel College

University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

University of Scranton

Villanova University

Washington & Jefferson College

Waynesburg University


Rhode Island

Johnson & Wales University

New England Institute of Technology

Providence College


South Carolina

Clemson University

Furman University

The Citadel



University of Tennessee-Knoxville



Northern Vermont University

Norwich University

Saint Michael's College

University of Vermont



Sweet Briar College


West Virginia

West Virginia University


Bishop's University

Duke Kunshan University

Regent's University London

University of Guelph

University of Stirling

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