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Event Name: Spring 2013 Buffalo National College Fair
Date: 3/26/2013 - 3/27/2013
Time: 9:00 AM
Contact Information:
National Association of College Admission Counseling
1050 North Highland Street
Arlington, VA 22201

The 2013 Buffalo National College Fair will be held at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center

The College Fair provides an excellent opportunity for students and parents to interact with college and university admissions counselors. Representatives will be available to discuss their various programs and admission requirements, as well as financial-aid opportunities. In addition, separate workshops will be held.

The Fair is free to high-school students, parents and anyone else interested in higher education. Students can meet one-on-one with admissions counselors at their booths to discuss entrance requirements, campus life, application deadlines and majors. Representatives will have brochures, catalogs and other literature to describe their institutions.

Buffalo College Conference Manual - Spring 2013
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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:
Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
Exhibit Halls North and South
Convention Center Plaza
153 Franklin Street
Buffalo, NY 14202

Fair Hours:
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
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) is sponsor of this and other college fairs throughout the country. Based in Arlington, VA, it serves high-school guidance counselors and college-admissions officers who assist students with the transition to higher education. Its more than 9,000 members are colleges and universities, high schools, associations and organizations, and individuals whose institutions belong to NACAC.

NACAC establishes and promotes high ethical standards for the counseling professions, answers questions on financial aid, students' rights in the admissions process, ethics and legal decisions affecting admissions and sponsors research pertinent to the counseling profession. Visit NACAC's Web site at

2013 Buffalo National College Fair Participating Colleges and Universities:

Adirondack Community College (SUNY), Queensbury, NY
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Albany, NY
Alfred University, Alfred, NY
Allegheny College, Meadville, PA
AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, New York, NY
AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, Los Angeles, CA
American University, Washington, DC
Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, OH
Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington, MA
Baruch College (CUNY), New York, NY
Bethany College, Bethany, WV
Boston University, Boston, MA
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Bradley University, Peoria, IL
Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada
Bryant & Stratton College, Albany, Amherst, Buffalo, Greece, Henrietta, Liverpool, Southtowns, Syracuse, NY
California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA
Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC
Canisius College, Buffalo, NY
Castleton State College, Castleton, VT
Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY
Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY
Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
D’Youville College, Buffalo, NY
Daemen College, Amherst, NY
Delaware Valley College, Doylestown, PA
DePaul University, Chicago, IL
DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond, WA
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA
Elmira College, Elmira, NY
Embry - Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL
Embry - Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ
Emmanuel College, Boston, MA
Erie Community College (SUNY), Buffalo, Williamsville, Orchard Park, NY
Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles, CA
Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY), New York, NY
Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI
Finger Lakes School of Massage, Ithaca & Mount Kisco, NY
Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
Gannon University, Erie, PA
Genesee Community College (SUNY), Batavia, NY
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
George Washington University, Washington, DC
Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ
Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, HI
High Point University, High Point, NC
Hilbert College, Hamburg, NY
Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Hope College, Holland, MI
Iona College, New Rochelle, NY
Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL
Jamestown Community College (SUNY), Jamestown, NY
John Carroll University, University Heights, OH
Johnson State College, Johnson, VT
Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI
Kent State University, Kent, OH
Keuka College, Keuka Park, NY
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI
Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY
LIU Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
LIU Post, Brookville, NY
Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY
Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
Marietta College, Marietta, OH
Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY
Marywood University, Scranton, PA
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Boston, MA
Medaille College, Buffalo, NY
Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY
Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Mohawk Valley Community College (SUNY), Utica, NY
Monroe Community College (SUNY), Rochester, NY
Nazareth College, Rochester, NY
Niagara University, Niagara University, NY
Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Ohio University, Athens, OH
Pace University, Pleasantville & New York, NY
Paul Smith's College, Paul Smiths, NY
Penn State University, University Park, PA
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Pittsburgh, PA
Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA
Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, Newark, Camden, NJ
Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA
Saint John Fisher College, Rochester, NY
Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA
Saint Lawrence University, Canton, NY
Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, FL
Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO
Saint Peter's University, Jersey City, NJ
Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA
Simmons College, Boston, MA
St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, NY
St. John's University, Jamaica, NY
St. Joseph’s College of Nursing, Syracuse, NY
Stonehill College, Easton, MA
SUNY - Alfred State College, Alfred, NY
SUNY - Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY
SUNY - Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY
SUNY - Cobleskill, Cobleskill, NY
SUNY - College at Geneseo, Geneseo, NY
SUNY - College at Oneonta, Oneonta, NY
SUNY - College at Oswego, Oswego, NY
SUNY - College at Potsdam, Potsdam, NY
SUNY - College of Environmental Science & Forestry, Syracuse, NY
SUNY - Cortland, Cortland, NY
SUNY - Delhi, Delhi, NY
SUNY - Fredonia, Fredonia, NY
SUNY Institute of Technology (SUNYIT), Utica, NY
SUNY Maritime College, Throggs Neck, NY
SUNY - Morrisville State College, Morrisville, NY
SUNY - University at Albany, Albany, NY
Susquehanna University, Selingsgrove, PA
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
The Art Institutes, Over 50 locations,
The Clarkson School - Early Admission Program of Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY
The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY
The New School, New York, NY
The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
The University of Tampa, Tampa, FL
Thiel College, Greenville, PA
Tompkins Cortland Community College (SUNY), Dryden, NY
United States Army,,
United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY
United States Navy Recruiting, ,
Unity College, Unity, ME
University at Buffalo (SUNY), Buffalo, NY
University of Advancing Technology, Tempe, AZ
University of Akron, Akron, OH
University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT
University of California, Davis, Davis, CA
University of Charleston, Charleston, WV
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI
University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland
University of Findlay, Findlay, OH
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
University of Maine at Machias, Machias, ME
University of New England, Biddeford, ME
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
University of New Haven, West Haven, CT
University of North Carolina - Wilmington, Wilmington, NC
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Bradford, PA
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
University of Scranton, Scranton, PA
University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, OH
Utica College, Utica, NY
Vaughn College of Aeronautics & Technology, Flushing, NY
Vermont Technical College, Randolph Center, VT
Villa Maria College, Buffalo, NY
Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Wagner College, Staten Island, NY
Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA
Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO
Wells College, Aurora, NY
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Western Michigan University - College of Aviation, Battle Creek, MI
Wheelock College, Boston, MA
Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

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