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College Fair Visit
Transcript of College Fair Visit
-Reach, match and safety
Schools attending the fair
Important things to remember
-Look at the representative in the eye.
-Shake his/her hand.
-Introduce yourself with your first and last name.
-Get his/her email to write a thank you email.
-Get a business card.
Important questions to ask!
AVOID ASKING QUESTIONS THAT YOU CAN FIND ONLINE!
■How would you characterize the majority of students?
■ From what economic background are the majority of students?
■ Are there clubs, activities, or housing that are minority related?
■ What do students like most about the college? Like least?
■ Has the student government made any real contribution to the school? How do you get
into student government?
■ What political, social, or academic issues concerned students last year? How did the
administration react? What was the resolution?
*Social Life and Campus Activites
■ What do students do for fun?
■ What is the role of fraternities and sororities on campus? If I didn’t want to join, could I
have a satisfactory social life?
■ What are the dominant social groups on campus? Do the groups get along with one
another? Have there been any problems?
■ What role do team sports play in the social life of the college? What happens on football or
basketball weekends? If I didn’t want to join in, would I find kindred spirits?
■ Is there a good balance of academics, social life, and extracurricular activities?
■ What were the social or cultural highlights last year?
■ What is the role of the campus newspaper?
■ Is there an alcohol problem and, if so, how is the college handling it? What is the incidence
of binge drinking? Do students feel safe on campus?
*Academics and Faculty
■What is distinctive about education here? What is the educational philosophy of the
college? Has it changed much in recent years?
■ What is the most popular major on campus? Why?
■ Do you think that students are generally enthusiastic about their classes? Do people talk
about their courses outside of class?
■ How would you characterize the academic pressure and workload?
■ Are there research possibilities with the faculty? In what areas?
■ What are the strengths and weaknesses of the advising system?
■ What is the quality of student and faculty relationships? Is the faculty interested in and
accessible to students after class? Do faculty members participate in student activities?
■ Are curriculum changes in the works? How will that affect my college years?
■ Are any departments being cut back or discontinued? If so, why?
■ Are any new programs scheduled for the next four years?
College/University Name College/University Name
Academy of Art University Mercy College
Adelphi University New York University
Albertus Magnus New York Institute of Technology
Alfred University Seton Hall University
Bard College Skidmore College
Barnard College Simmons College
Colgate University Smith College
College of Mount Saint Vincent St. John's University
College of New Rochelle St. Francis College
College of Saint Rose SUNY Central
Concordia College SUNY Albany
Connecticut College SUNY Alfred State
Cooper Union SUNY Brockport
Cornell University SUNY Buffalo State
CUNY Central SUNY Canton
CUNY Baruch SUNY Farmingdale
CUNY Bronx Community College SUNY Geneseo
CUNY City College SUNY IT
CUNY Guttman Community College SUNY Oneonta
CUNY Hostos Community College SUNY Plattsburgh
CUNY Hunter College SUNY Potsdam
CUNY John Jay College SUNY Purchase
CUNY Kingsborough Community College Syracuse University
CUNY Lehman College Temple University
CUNY York College University of Bridgeport
Dickinson College University of Pennsylvania
Fordham University University of Rochester
Hobart William and Smith University of Virginia
Interamerican University of PR University of Vermont
Lafayette University Utica College
Le Moyne University Wellesley College
Long Island University Wesleyan University