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College Fair

For College Representatives

We hope that you are able to represent your institution at the Northeast Ohio Suburban College Fair. Every year, approximately 800-1,000 people attend this fair, making it one of the largest college fairs in the area, attracting students and families predominantly from Cleveland’s eastern suburbs.

For College and University Representatives Only

Registration is now closed for the fair. We have reached our capacity for this event. 

Fair Information for College Representatives

If you’ve already registered to attend the college fair, be sure to click here for details about parking, arrival, and hospitality.

Instructions and Event Details for College Representatives

We are so happy to welcome you to John Carroll University as a participant in this year’s Northeast Ohio Suburban College Fair. Please read below for important information.

College and University registration for this fair has now closed. 

Directions to John Carroll

John Carroll University is located in University Heights, Ohio, an eastern suburb of Cleveland. It is easily accessible from downtown, I-271, and I-480. Please click here for driving directions to campus.

Arrival and Parking

We encourage all college representatives to use the entrance on John Carroll Blvd. (across from a small shopping plaza off of Fairmount Circle). You should turn right once entering campus and follow the signs for college representative drop-off and parking.

We will have a drop-off area for materials on the northeast side of the Dolan Center for Science and Technology. This is an area between the Dolan East parking lot and the Carroll Expansion parking lot. Student volunteers from nearby high schools will be ready to help unload your vehicle and take your materials inside.

View this campus map that shows the parking and drop-off areas.

Hospitality

When making travel arrangements, please know that a deluxe soup and salad buffet dinner is served for all college representatives and is included in your registration fee. The buffet opens at 5 p.m., and is located in the same building as the college fair. Enjoy a light and delicious meal while engaging in conversation with some of your colleagues from other institutions!

Fair Guidelines

The Northeast Ohio Suburban College Fair is approved by the Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling (OACAC) and is listed on the OACAC’s official college fair calendar. Please read the guidelines outlined by the OACAC for participation in college fairs.

For School Counselors

We sincerely hope that you will help to promote attendance by your students and families at the Northeast Ohio Suburban College Fair. This has been a successful fair – and an attractive one for colleges to attend – in large part because of your commitment to making sure families are aware of this event. We kindly request that you continue to help us advertise the fair in your counseling newsletters, on social media, through emails to students and parents, in Naviance or other online college planning tools, and of course in the offices and hallways of your school.

You can download an 8.5″ x 11″ flyer to distribute to fellow colleagues and teachers, students, and families either in print or electronically.

Finally, we hope that you will be able to join us for this year’s fair. We’d love to welcome you to JCU’s campus and treat you to dinner with college representatives beginning at 5 p.m.

NEOS College Fair poster

College Fair Poster to Download & Distribute

Click here to download.

For Students and Families

We look forward to welcoming students and families from across Northeast Ohio to John Carroll University for the Northeast Ohio Suburban College Fair, to be held on Thursday, October 17, 2019.

Event Details

You’re Invited to attend the Northeast Ohio Suburban College Fair!

Thursday, October 17, 2019
6:30-8 p.m.
Dolan Center for Science and Technology
John Carroll University

You will have the opportunity to speak with admission or alumni representatives from approximately 130 colleges and universities. There is no charge nor is there any prior registration necessary for students, families, and school counselors to attend this fair.

Click here for driving directions to John Carroll University.

Once you arrive on campus using the entrance on John Carroll Boulevard, the college fair is held in the large building directly in front of you (Dolan Center for Science and Technology). Parking is available on either side of the building. You will then proceed to the center of the building following the posted signs.

Colleges Attending

Alfred University

Allegheny College

Antioch College

Ashland University

Baldwin Wallace University

Belmont Abbey College

Belmont University

Bethany College

Bowling Green State University

Butler University

Canisius College

Capital University

Carlow University

Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland Institute of Art

Cleveland State University

College of Wooster

Columbus College of Art & Design

Cuyahoga Community College

Davis and Elkins College

Denison University

DePaul University

Duquesne University

Eastern Kentucky University

Eastern Michigan University

Edinboro University

Gannon University

Grove City College

Heidelberg University

Hiram College

Hocking College

Holy Cross College

Ithaca College

Juniata College

Kalamazoo College

Kent State University

Kent State University @ Ashtabula

Kent State University Geauga and Regional Academic Center

Kenyon College

Kettering University

La Roche University

Lafayette College

Lake Erie College

Lake Forest College

Lakeland Community College

Le Moyne College

Lourdes University

Loyola University, Chicago

Malone University

Marietta College

Mercyhurst University

Miami University

Michigan State University

Mount Aloysius College

Mount St. Joseph University

Muskingum University

Niagara University

Northern Kentucky University

Nova Southeastern University

Oberlin College

Ohio Christian University

Ohio Dominican University

Ohio Northern University

Ohio Wesleyan University

Otterbein University

Penn State University

Robert Morris University

Rochester Institute of Technology

Saint Louis University

Saint Mary's College

Saint Vincent College

Seton Hill University

Smith College

St. Bonaventure University

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

SUNY Fredonia

Temple University

Terra State Community College

The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University - ROTC

The Ohio State University at Mansfield

The University of Akron

The University of Tampa

The University of Toledo

Thiel College

Tiffin University

Trine University

Union College

United States Coast Guard Academy

University of Cincinnati College of Arts & Sciences

University of Cincinnati

University of Dayton

University of Findlay

University of Kentucky

University of Michigan

University of Mount Union

University of Notre Dame

University of Rhode Island

University of South Carolina

University of Vermont

Ursuline College

Vanderbilt University

Villanova University

Walsh University

Washington & Jefferson College

Washington University in St. Louis

Waynesburg University

West Liberty University

Westminster College

Wheeling University

Wilmington College

Wittenberg University

Wright State University

Xavier University

Youngstown State University

Tips for Your College Search

As you start or continue your college search, we’d like to offer some advice. Here are the top 10 things to consider in your college search process:

  1. ACADEMICS
    Does the institution have a quality program in your area of interest? How does the program prepare you for the future? What are some “success stories” of recent graduates from that particular program?
  2. AFFORDABILITY
    Does the school offer scholarships and financial aid to make it affordable for your family? What is the average out-of-pocket cost for students?
  3. ALUMNI
    Do graduates give back? Do they stay engaged with the school? Do they mentor current students?
  4. DIVERSITY
    Are there students from different ethnic, racial, geographic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds? Are all students encouraged to share their perspectives in classroom and co-curricular activities and discussions, regardless of their background?
  5. FACULTY
    Will you be taught by credentialed faculty members with terminal degrees, or graduate students?
  6. HOUSING AND STUDENT LIFE
    Is the campus primarily residential or are there a lot of commuters? What do students do on the weekends? How can you get involved on campus?
  7. LOCATION
    Do you prefer an urban, suburban, or rural setting? Are there sufficient opportunities for internships and professional experiences as well as outlets for social, cultural, and recreational activities?
  8. RETENTION AND GRADUATION RATES
    Are students happy and returning for their sophomore year? Are they performing well and graduating on time?
  9. SIZE
    Do you want to be known by your professors in smaller classes, or more “anonymous” in larger ones? Do you want a campus that is walkable, or a campus that requires transportation from one end to the other?
  10. VALUES
    Does the institution’s mission speak to you and align with your personal values?

As you continue your search and conduct your research, consider visiting College Navigator. This website, operated by the U.S. Department of Education, allows you to access and compare data from multiple institutions in order to make informed decisions.

nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator