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Event Name: Cleveland National College Fair
Date: 4/22/2018
Time: 1:00 PM
Contact Information:
National Association for College Admission Counseling
1050 North Highland Street
Arlington, VA 22201

The 2018 Cleveland National College Fair will be held at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland

Representatives from more than 200 two-year and four-year colleges, nursing schools, business schools and trade schools will participate in the 2018 Cleveland National College Fair which will be held on Sunday, April 22 at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland.

The College Fair is sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). The Fair provides students and parents with a timesaving opportunity 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.

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.

Cleveland College Fair Guide - Spring 2018

View the Digital Edition for more information.

Deciding what to do after high school is one of the most important decisions that a high-school senior will make. At the National Fair there will be representatives from colleges, universities and technical schools from all over the United States to assist you in making this decision. Going through your mind should be such questions as: "What am I looking for in a college education?"; "What are my career goals?"; and "What do I need to do to achieve those goals?"

Event Location:

Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
300 Lakeside Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 928-1600

Fair Hours:

Sunday, April 22, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 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.

Cleveland National College Fair Participating Colleges and Universities

The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL

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

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles College of Music (LACM), Pasadena, CA
University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

University of New Haven, West Haven, CT

American University, Washington, DC
Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL
Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
Florida International University, Miami, FL
Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland, FL
Florida SouthWestern State College, Fort Myers, FL
Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL
Keiser University, West Palm Beach, FL
Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, FL
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
The University of Tampa, Tampa, FL

Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA

Chicago State University, Chicago, IL
Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL
Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
Earlham College, Richmond, IN
Franklin College, Franklin, IN
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis - School of Informatics and Computing, Indianapolis, IN
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Indianapolis, IN
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
Midway University, Midway, KY
Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Loyola University - New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Albion College, Albion, MI
Alma College, Alma, MI
Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI
College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Kettering University, Flint, MI
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Oakland University, Rochester, MI
University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO
University of Missouri - St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO

Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

Canisius College, Buffalo, NY
D’Youville College, Buffalo, NY
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY
LIU Post, Brookville, NY
Medaille College, Buffalo, NY
Niagara University, Niagara University, NY
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, NY
SUNY - Alfred State College, Alfred, NY
SUNY - Cortland, Cortland, NY
SUNY - College of Environmental Science & Forestry, Syracuse, NY
SUNY - Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
SUNY - Fredonia, Fredonia, NY
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Utica College, Utica, NY

Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC
High Point University, High Point, NC

Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Ashland University, Ashland, OH
Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, OH
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Capital University, Columbus, OH
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
College of Wooster, Wooster, OH
Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH
Cuyahoga Community College, Parma, OH
The Defiance College, Defiance, OH
Heidelberg University, Tiffin, OH
Hiram College, Hiram, OH
Hondros College - Nursing Programs, Mason, West Chester, Fairborn, Westerville, Independence, OH
John Carroll University, University Heights, OH
Kent State University, Kent, OH
Lake Erie College, Painesville, OH
Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, OH
Lourdes University, Sylvania, OH
Malone University, Canton, OH
Marietta College, Marietta, OH
Miami University, Oxford, OH
Mount St. Joseph University, Cincinnati, OH
Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, OH
Muskingum University, New Concord, OH
Ohio Christian University, Circleville, OH
Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, OH
Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Ohio University, Athens, OH
Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH
University of Akron, Akron, OH
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
University of Findlay, Findlay, OH
University of Mount Union, Alliance, OH
University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, OH
Walsh University, North Canton, OH
Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH
Wright State University, Dayton, OH
Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA
Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA
Gannon University, Erie, PA
La Roche College, Pittsburgh, PA
Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA
Penn State University, University Park, PA
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Pittsburgh, PA
Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA
Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA
Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA
Thiel College, Greenville, PA
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA

Salve Regina University, Newport, RI
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
University of South Carolina at Beaufort, Beaufort & Bluffton, SC

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, Nashville, TN

Radford University, Radford, VA
Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Bethany College, Bethany, WV
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, WV

Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, WI
University of Wisconsin - Platteville, Platteville, WI

The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
United States Air Force ROTC,

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