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PITTSBURGH NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR 

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Event Name: Pittsburgh National College Fair
Date: 2/9/2017 - 2/10/2017
Time: 9:00 AM
Contact Information:
National Association for College Admission Counseling
1050 North Highland Street
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone:703-836-2222

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

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 9th and Friday, February 10th 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
412/565-6000

Fair Hours:


Thursday, February 9, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, February 10, 2017
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.

About NACAC

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 Pittsburgh National College Fair Participating Colleges and Universities


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

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

California
AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, Los Angeles, CA
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles, CA
Hussian College - Relativity School, Los Angeles, CA
University of California - Irvine, Irvine, CA
University of California - Riverside, Riverside, CA
University of California - San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Colorado
Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO

Connecticut
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
University of New Haven, West Haven, CT

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

Florida
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 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
University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
The University of Tampa, Tampa, FL

Georgia
Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, GA
Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA

Illinois
Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

Indiana
Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN

Kansas
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Kentucky
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Louisiana
Loyola University - New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

Maine
Husson University, Bangor, ME
Unity College, Unity, ME
University of Maine, Orono, ME
University of New England, Biddeford, ME

Maryland
Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD
Omega Recording Studios' School of Applied Recording Arts and Sciences, Rockville, MD
University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Massachusetts
Simmons College, Boston, MA
Western New England University, Springfield, MA

Michigan
Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, 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
Western Michigan University - College of Aviation, Battle Creek, MI

Montana
Montana Tech, Butte, MT

New Hampshire
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

New Jersey
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

New York
Alfred University, Alfred, NY
AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, New York, NY
Canisius College, Buffalo, NY
The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY
D’Youville College, Buffalo, NY
Elmira College, Elmira, NY
Hilbert College, Hamburg, NY
Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY
Medaille College, Buffalo, NY
Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY
Nazareth College, Rochester, NY
Niagara University, Niagara University, NY
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, 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 - Alfred State College, Alfred, NY
SUNY - Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY
SUNY - Fredonia, Fredonia, NY
SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

North Carolina
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

Ohio
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
Eastern Gateway Community College, Steubenville, OH
Hiram College, Hiram, OH
John Carroll University, University Heights, OH
Kent State University, Kent, OH
Lake Erie College, Painesville, OH
Lourdes University, Sylvania, 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 State University, Columbus, 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
Walsh University, North Canton, OH
Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH

Pennsylvania
Allegheny College, Meadville, PA
Bradford School, Pittsburgh, PA
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
California University of Pennsylvania, California, 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
Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA
Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, PA
Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
Douglas Education Center, Monessen, PA
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA
Eastern University, Saint Davids, PA
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA
Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, 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
Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA
Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA
Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA
Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA
Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, PA
Millersville University, Millersville, PA
Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA
Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, PA
Neumann University, Aston, PA
Ohio Valley Hospital School of Nursing, Kennedy Township, PA
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Lancaster, PA
Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA
Pennsylvania Commercial, Business & Technical School, Washington, PA
Penn State University, University Park, 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 Vincent College, Latrobe, PA
Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA
Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA
Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA
Susquehanna University, Selingsgrove, PA
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, Lancaster, PA
Thiel College, Greenville, 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
Valley Forge Military Academy & College, Wayne, PA
Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA
Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, PA
West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester, PA
Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA
Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA
Widener University, Chester, PA
Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA
Wyotech, Blairsville, PA
York College of Pennsylvania, York, PA

Rhode Island
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

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

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

Tennessee
Visible Music College, Memphis, TN

Texas
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

Vermont
Norwich University, Northfield, VT

Virginia
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Longwood University, Farmville, VA
Marymount University, Arlington, VA
Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA
Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA
University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Washington
DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond, WA

West Virginia
Alderson-Broaddus University, Philippi, WV
Bethany College, Bethany, WV
Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV
Marshall University, Huntington, WV
Pierpont Community & Technical College, Fairmont, WV
West Liberty University, West Liberty, WV
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
West Virginia University Institute of Technology, Montgomery, WV
West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV
Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, WV

International
Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada
Franklin University Switzerland, Lugano, Switzerland
University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

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