Springfield National College Fair

Colleges are Eager to Meet High School Students Virtually

 

The Spring 2021 National College Fairs have been transitioned to a Virtual Platform. With in-person events limited across the country, college admissions offices are eager to connect with sophomores, juniors and seniors who are looking toward postsecondary education. 

 

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

 

NACAC’s Virtual College Fairs are one-day events that are free to attend. These interactive events are designed with the mobile user in mind. Students can login from their phones or computers. Students and parents are invited to attend one or all of these online events. 

 

More than 600 college and university representatives will be online and available to answer questions. Students and parents will also be able to schedule one-on-one virtual meetings. Students can sign up for a Virtual College Fair at virtualcollegefairs.org

 

Upcoming NACAC Virtual College Fairs 

While many students have adapted to learning online via video conferencing, or an in-person/remote hybrid model, they should continue to prepare for what happens after graduation. Students should take this opportunity to reach out to their college counselors. Guidance office personnel are working hard to make sure students have the tools they need to search for the right college. 

 

Students should ask their counselors about virtual events in their community. Colleges are looking forward to connecting with students and their parents during these online events. 

 

Other Online Resources 

Students and parents may visit multiple campuses using these links: 

 

Military Options 

Many recruiting stations are 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. 

 

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. 

 

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 pre- pared you are for these Virtual Fairs, the more you’ll get out of them. 

Event Sponsor:

National Association for College Admission Counseling

1050 North Highland Street

Arlington, VA 22201

Phone:703-836-2222

Email: info@nacacnet.org

Website: www.nacacnet.org

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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.

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Private

Students

Total Cost

5162

$58K

Avg Cost After Aid

$28K

Acceptance Rate

73%

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211 W 61st St, New York, NY 10023

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.

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Private

Students

Total Cost

1515

$56K

Avg Cost After Aid

$40K

Acceptance Rate

24%

Bryant University

1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917

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.

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Private

Students

Total Cost

3449

$62K

Avg Cost After Aid

$37K

Acceptance Rate

73%

Castleton University

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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.

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Public

Students

Total Cost

1757

$25K

Avg Cost After Aid

$17K

Acceptance Rate

82%

Central Connecticut State University

1615 Stanley St, New Britain, CT 06053, USA

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.

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Public

Students

Total Cost

9317

$25K

Avg Cost After Aid

$17K

Acceptance Rate

67%

Dean College

99 Main St, Franklin, MA 02038

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.

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Private

Students

Total Cost

1260

$39K

Avg Cost After Aid

$30K

Acceptance Rate

83%

Eastern Connecticut State University

83 Windham St, Willimantic, CT 06226, USA

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.

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Public

Students

Total Cost

4669

$27K

Avg Cost After Aid

$18K

Acceptance Rate

66%

Hofstra University

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

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Private

Students

Total Cost

6783

$63K

Avg Cost After Aid

$32K

Acceptance Rate

65%

Merrimack College

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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.

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Private

Students

Total Cost

3404

$60K

Avg Cost After Aid

$32K

Acceptance Rate

82%

New York Institute of Technology

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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.

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Private

Students

Total Cost

3619

$54K

Avg Cost After Aid

$22K

Acceptance Rate

77%

Niagara University

5795 Lewiston Rd, Niagara University, NY 14109

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.

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Private

Students

Total Cost

2902

$49K

Avg Cost After Aid

$19K

Acceptance Rate

84%

Plymouth State University

17 High St, Plymouth, NH 03264, USA

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.

Type

Public

Students

Total Cost

4072

$28K

Avg Cost After Aid

$21K

Acceptance Rate

79%

SUNY Oswego

7060 NY-104, Oswego, NY 13126

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.

Type

Public

Students

Total Cost

7090

$24K

Avg Cost After Aid

$15K

Acceptance Rate

54%