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Event Name: Pittsburgh National College Fair
Date: 2/8/2018 - 2/9/2018
Time: 9:00 AM
Contact Information:
National Association for College Admission Counseling
1050 North Highland Street
Arlington, VA 22201

The Pittsburgh National College Fair will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Representatives from more than 250 two-year and four-year colleges, nursing schools, business schools and trade schools will participate in the Pittsburgh National College Fair which will be held on Thursday, February 8 and Friday, February 9 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

The Pittsburgh 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.

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Event Location:

David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Hall B
1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Fair Hours:

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

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?"

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.

2018 Pittsburgh National College Fair Participating Colleges and Universities

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
University of Alabama - Early College, Tuscaloosa, AL
University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
University of Advancing Technology, Tempe, AZ
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, Los Angeles, CA
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles, CA
University of California - Irvine, Irvine, CA
University of California - Riverside, Riverside, CA

Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO
University of Denver, Denver, CO

Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
University of New Haven, West Haven, CT

American University, Washington, DC

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL
Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), Bradenton, FL
Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, FL
University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
University of Tampa, Tampa, FL

Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA

Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN
Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN

University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Unity College, Unity, ME
University of Maine, Orono, ME

Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD
Garrett College, McHenry, MD
Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, MD
University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Mount Ida College, Newton Centre, MA
Simmons College, Boston, MA

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
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

Alfred University, Alfred, NY
AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, New York, NY
Canisius College, Buffalo, NY
D’Youville College, Buffalo, NY
Daemen College, Amherst, NY
Elmira College, Elmira, NY
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY
Nazareth College, Rochester, NY
New York University, New York, NY
Niagara University, Niagara University, NY
Pace University, Pleasantville & New York, NY
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, NY
Saint John Fisher College, Rochester, NY
SUNY - University at Albany, Albany, NY
SUNY - Fredonia, Fredonia, NY
SUNY - Jamestown Community College, Jamestown, NY
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Utica College, Utica, NY

Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC
Elon University, Elon, NC
High Point University, High Point, NC
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
University of North Carolina - Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston Salem, NC

Ashland University, Ashland, OH
Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, OH
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
College of Wooster, Wooster, OH
Hiram College, Hiram, OH
John Carroll University, University Heights, OH
Kent State University, Kent, OH
Lourdes University, Sylvania, OH
Malone University, Canton, OH
Marietta College, Marietta, OH
Miami University, Oxford, OH
Muskingum University, New Concord, OH
Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, OH
Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH
Ohio University, Athens, OH
Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH
Otterbein University, Westerville, OH
University of Akron, Akron, OH
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
University of Mount Union, Alliance, OH
University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, OH
Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH

Albright College, Reading, PA
Allegheny College, Meadville, PA
Arcadia University, Glenside, PA
Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Bella Capelli Academy, Monroeville, PA
Bradford School, Pittsburgh, PA
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA
Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA
Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, PA
Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
Douglas Education Center, Monessen, PA
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA
Gannon University, Erie, PA
Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA
Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA
Grove City College, Grove City, PA
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Harrisburg, PA
Immaculata University, Immaculata, PA
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Academy of Culinary Arts, Punxsutawney, PA
Juniata College, Huntington, PA
King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA
La Roche College, Pittsburgh, PA
La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), Erie & Greensburg, PA
Lock Haven University , Lock Haven, PA
Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA
Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA
Marywood University, Scranton, PA
Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA
Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA
Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, PA
Ohio Valley Hospital School of Nursing, Kennedy Township, PA
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Lancaster, PA
Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA
Penn State University, University Park, PA
Pittsburgh Career Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Technical College, Oakdale, PA
Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA
The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA
Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA
Rosedale Technical College, Pittsburgh, PA
Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA
Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA
Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA
Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA
Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA
Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA
Susquehanna University, Selingsgrove, PA
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Thiel College, Greenville, PA
Triangle Tech, Pittsburgh, PA
UPMC Schools of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Bradford, PA
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Greensburg, PA
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Johnstown, PA
University of Pittsburgh at Titusville, Titusville, PA
University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA
Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA
Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, PA
West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester, PA
Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA
Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA

University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

The Citadel Military College, Charleston, SC
Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

Weber State University, Ogden, UT

Norwich University, Northfield, VT
Vermont Tech, Randolph Center, VT

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA
Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA
Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Alderson-Broaddus University, Philippi, WV
Bethany College, Bethany, WV
Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV
Fairmont State University - College of Liberal Arts, Fairmont, WV
Fairmont State University - School of Nursing, Fairmont, WV
Fairmont State University - Science & Technology, Fairmont, WV
West Liberty University, West Liberty, WV
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV
Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, WV

Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

The Art Institutes, Over 50 locations, Multi State

Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
United States Air Force ROTC, New Brunswick, NJ
United States Army Recruiting Harrisburg Battalion, Harrisburg, PA
United States Army

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