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Event Name: Boston National College Fair
Date: 4/12/2018 - 4/13/2018
Time: 9:00 AM
Contact Information:
National Association for College Admission Counseling
1050 North Highland Street
Arlington, VA 22201

The 2018 Boston National College Fair will be held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC)

Representatives from more than 375 two-year and four-year colleges, nursing schools, business schools and trade schools will participate in the 2017 Boston National College Fair to be held on Thursday, April 12 and Friday, April 13 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition 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.

Boston College Fair Guide - Spring 2018

View the Digital Edition to learn more.

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 you can 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 to register, but be aware that lines may be long at the registration tables.

Event Location:

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Exhibit Hall C
415 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210

Fair Hours:

Thursday, April 12, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 pm
Friday, April 13, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

For those students who wish to enroll in a college or university, questions involving majors, size of school, costs, and types of extracurricular activities and social life need to be asked and answered.

Students and parents should read as much as possible about the colleges and universities in which they are interested before attending a program like this. If possible, you should get a viewbook or catalog on these institutions ahead of time, or visit the school's Web site and familiarize yourself with the facts that interest you. College representatives are always more eager to discuss their institution with students who seem genuinely interested, and who are somewhat knowledgeable about the school.

Visit first the tables of the colleges in which you are primarily interested. If possible select at least six colleges or schools in which you are definitely interested before coming to the College Fair. Plan on visiting with these representatives first. If there is much of a line before a particular school, go to another table and return at a later time. The representatives will be there throughout the times posted for the Fair and you might find that visiting with them when they are not busy will be better for you because they will be able to answer your questions more fully.

A college fair is a good time to expand your knowledge about colleges and/or careers, in general. The representatives of the various institutions come from a variety of experiences and backgrounds, and they will be very pleased to answer any questions you have. You may even find that there will be other institutions at the program that may better serve your needs than the ones you were originally considering. Therefore, take advantage of the opportunity to investigate other institutions.

If you think you cannot afford a college education, or afford the college of your choice, you could be very pleasantly surprised. Too many families are automatically limiting their college selection, or whether to even attend college, simply by looking at tuition and room and board costs. Very few families can afford the cost of higher education without the availability of some type of financial assistance. Contrary to some public opinion, there are many opportunities to get financial assistance, even for upper-middle-income families. College selection should not be limited to those schools a family may mistakenly think they can afford.

This College Fair is not meant to be the last step in your search for the college or university that will give you all that you want and need in an education. It is most often considered to be one of the first steps in your search process. After you accumulate the information you receive at the program, you should sit down, read, and digest the many pamphlets you have received. After that, narrow your choices to five or six institutions in which you are interested and visit them. Spend as much time on these campuses as you can. Have an interview in the admissions office; talk to students, faculty and alumni as much as possible; and if possible, arrange a campus tour, sit in on classes, and spend a weekend.

Choosing a college should not be a haphazard process. Some decisions on college selection are made for very odd reasons. They should not be. Remember, the college in which you decide to enroll should, and will, have a profound impact on the rest of your life.

Parents are encouraged to bring younger students - middle and junior high-school students - to the College Fair to begin early planning. A counseling center will be available to answer questions and to assist in the planning process.


The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of more than 15,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education.

NACAC is committed to maintaining high standards that foster ethical and social responsibility among those involved in the transition process, as outlined in the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice (SPGP).

A member-directed organization, NACAC is governed by its voting members; an Assembly of delegates elected by voting members in NACAC's state and regional affiliates and by an elected Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors sets the strategic direction for NACAC. Additionally, 10 standing committees, ad hoc committees, and an Affiliate Presidents Council lend their expertise and experience to the issues, programs and governance that keep the association vibrant in its service to members, the profession, and students.

NACAC's award-winning publications and other media resources, professional development programs and practical research efforts have all been designed to give counseling and admission professionals the tools they need to improve the counseling services they provide to students.

2017 Boston National College Fair Participating Colleges and Universities:

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ
University of Advancing Technology, Tempe, AZ
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Chapman University, Orange, CA
Cogswell College, San Jose, CA
Columbia College - Hollywood, Tarzana, CA
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles, CA
New York Film Academy, Los Angeles, CA
Relativity School, Los Angeles, CA
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, CA
University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA
University of California- Riverside, Riverside, CA
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver, CO
University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO

Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT
Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT
Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT
Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT
United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT
University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
University of New Haven, West Haven, CT
University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT

University of Delaware, Newark, DE
American University, Washington, DC
Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
University of District of Columbia, Washington, DC

Barry University, Miami Shores, FL
Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL
Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland, FL
Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL
Florida Southwestern State College, Fort Myers, FL
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL
Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL
Keiser University, West Palm Beach, FL
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton, FL
Lynn University , Boca Raton, FL
New York Film Academy, Miami Beach, FL
Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, FL
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
University of Tampa, Tampa, FL

Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Savannah College of Art Design, Savannah, GA
University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Columbia College - Chicago, Chicago, IL
University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, Urbana, IL

Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Husson University, Bangor, ME
Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, ME
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, Standish, ME
Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, ME
Unity College, Unity, ME
University of Maine, Orono, ME
University of Maine Farmington, Farmington, ME
University of Maine Machias, Machias, ME
University of New England, Biddeford, ME
University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME

Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Omega Recording Studios' School of Applied Recording Arts and Sciences, Rockville, MD
Saint Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD
Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Washington College, Chestertown, MD

American International College, Springfield, MA
Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA
Assumption College, Worcester, MA
Babson College, Babson Park, MA
Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington, MA
Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA
Bay State College, Boston, MA
Becker College, Worcester & Leicester, MA
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
Bentley University, Waltham, MA
Boston University, Boston, MA
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA
College of Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Curry College, Milton, MA
Dean College, Franklin, MA
Elms College, Chicopee, MA
Emerson College, Boston, MA
Emmanuel College, Boston, MA
Endicott College, Beverly, MA
Fisher College, Boston, MA
Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA
Framingham State University, Framingham, MA
Gordon College, Wenham, MA
Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
Labouré College, Boston, MA
Lasell College, Newton, MA
Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
Massachusetts Bay Community College, Wellesley, MA
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA
Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Cape Cod, MA
MCPHS University, Boston, MA
Merrimack College, North Andover, MA
Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
Mount Ida College, Newton Centre, MA
New England School of Photography, Boston, MA
Newbury College, Brookline, MA
Nichols College, Dudley, MA
North Bennet Street School, Boston, MA
North Shore Community College, Danvers, Lynn, Beverly, Middleton, MA
Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA
Quincy College, Quincy, MA
Regis College, Weston, MA
Salem State University, Salem, MA
Simmons College, Boston, MA
Springfield College, Springfield, MA
Stonehill College, Easton, MA
Suffolk University, Boston, MA
University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Amherst, MA
University of Massachusetts - Boston, Boston, MA
University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA
University of Massachusetts - Lowell, Lowell, MA
Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
Western New England University, Springfield, MA
Westfield State University, Westfield, MA
Wheaton College, Norton, MA
Wheelock College, Boston, MA
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
Worcester State University, Worcester, MA

Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Western Michigan University - College of Aviation, Battle Creek, MI

Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN

Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO
University of Missouri - Columbia, Columbia, MO

Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH
Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH
Keene State College, Keene, NH
New England College, Henniker, NH
New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH
NHTI - Concord's Community College, Concord, NH
Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
Rivier University, Nashua, NH
Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH
Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Caldwell University, Caldwell, NJ
College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ
Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ

Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Albany, NY
Alfred University, Alfred, NY
AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, New York, NY
Baruch College - CUNY, New York, NY
College of Mount Saint Vincent, Riverdale, NY
College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY
D’Youville College, Buffalo, NY
Elmira College, Elmira, NY
Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Iona College, New Rochelle, NY
Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY
Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY
LIM College, New York, NY
LIU, Brookville & Brooklyn, NY
Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY
Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY
Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY
Nazareth College, Rochester, NY
New School, New York, NY
New York Film Academy, New York, NY
New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury & New York, NY
Pace University, Pleasantville & New York, NY
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Saint Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, NY
Saint John Fisher College, Rochester, NY
Saint John's University, Jamaica, NY
Saint Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY
Siena College, Loudonville, NY
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
State University of New York 01, Albany, NY
State University of New York 02, Binghamton, NY
State University of New York 04, Stony Brook, NY
State University of New York 18, Syracuse, NY
State University of New York 20 b, New York, NY
State University of New York 22, Fredonia, NY
State University of New York 26, Throggs Neck, NY
State University of New York 40, Potsdam, NY
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Utica College, Utica, NY
Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, Flushing, NY
Wagner College, Staten Island, NY

Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC
Davidson College , Davidson, NC
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Elon University, Elon, NC
Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC
High Point University, High Point, NC
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Pfeiffer University, Misenheimer, NC
Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC
University of North Carolina - Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
University of North Carolina - Wilmington, Wilmington, NC

University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

Marietta College, Marietta, OH
Miami University, Oxford, OH
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Ohio University, Athens, OH
University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
University of Findlay, Findlay, OH
Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH
Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

Albright College, Reading, PA
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
DeSales University, Center Valley, PA
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA
Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA
Juniata College, Huntington, PA
La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie & Greensburg, PA
Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, PA
Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA
Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
University of Scranton, Scranton, PA
University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA
Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA
Villanova University, Villanova, PA
York College of Pennsylvania, York, PA

Bryant University, Smithfield, RI
Johnson and Wales University, Providence, RI
New England Institute of Technology, East Greenwich & Warwick, RI
Providence College, Providence, RI
Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI
Salve Regina University, Newport, RI
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Citadel Military College, Charleston, SC
Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC
College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
University of South Carolina at Beaufort, Beaufort & Bluffton, SC

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
University of Houston - C.T. Bauer College of Business, Houston, TX

Bennington College, Bennington, VT
Castleton University, Castleton, VT
Champlain College, Burlington, VT
Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT
Johnson State College, Johnson, VT
Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT
Norwich University, Northfield, VT
Saint Michael's College, Colchester, VT
Southern Vermont College, Bennington, VT
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Vermont Technical College, Randolph Center, VT

Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Marymount University, Arlington, VA
Roanoke College, Salem, VA
Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA
University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond, WA
Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA

Bethany College, Bethany, WV

Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, Wales
American College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Carpe Diem Education
Concordia University , Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
EF International Language Centers, Programs in 112 Countries
ESSEC Business School, Paris, France
Hult International Business School, London, England
IE University, Segovia, Spain
John Cabot University, Rome, Italy
King’s College London, Strand, London, England
Lausanne Hotel School (Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne), Lausanne, Switzerland
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Queen's University, Belfast, Ireland
Richmond, The American International University in London, London, England
Saint Mary's University, Twickenham, England
St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
Swiss Education Group, Several locations in Switzerland,
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
University of East Anglia, Norwich, England
University of King's College, Halifax, Novia Scotia, Canada
University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
University of New Brunswick, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Winterline Global Skills Gap Year Program, Programs Worldwide,
United States Air Force ROTC, New Brunswick, NJ
United States Army ROTC

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