2018 College Fair boasts nearly 100 schools

The largest private college fair in Rhode Island attracts colleges and universities from across the nation

WARWICK, RI – Bishop Hendricken High School’s annual College Fair packed McNally and Pepin Gymnasiums on Friday morning as eagerly prepared seniors, juniors, and sophomores talked with college admission representatives from across the United States.

“In talking with college representatives that have gone to private fairs like this around the country, many say that other events usually feature between 20-30 schools,” said Mr. Joseph Adamec, Bishop Hendricken College Counselor. “We consistently feature close to 100, if not more. Hendricken students are exceptionally enticing to colleges across the country not only because of the rigor and excellence of our school’s academic profile, but also because they are prepared for the process.”

Ninety-five colleges and universities were represented at Friday morning’s fair – the largest closed, private college fair in the state – including schools as close as Providence College, and as far as the University of San Diego. Additionally, a number of colleges held special breakout sessions for students to ask in-depth questions about the admissions process, applications, and financial aid.

“The fair is structured in a way that all of our students are able to explore the schools and talk with their representatives in a non-intimidating, one-on-one environment,” said Adamec. “This allows seniors an opportunity to refine their college lists ahead of Fall visits, and also affords juniors and sophomores a glimpse of the process.”

Thank you to the Counseling Services Department for working tirelessly to organize the fair: Mrs. Nancy Rocha, Mr. Joseph Adamec, Mrs. Patricia Gesmundo, Mr. Jamal Gomes, Ms. Nicole Poloski, and Mrs. Natalie Turner.

2018 Colleges & Universities Represented:
Albany College of Pharmacy
Albertus Magnus College
Anna Maria College
Assumption College
Becker College
Binghamton University
Boston University
Bridgewater State University
Bryant University
Castleton University
Catholic University of America
Clemson University
College of Mt. St. Vincent
College of New Jersey
Community College of Rhode Island
Curry College
Dean College
Duquesne University
Eastern CT State University
Embry-Riddle Aero University
Emmanuel College
Endicott College
Fairfield University
Florida Institute of Technology
Florida Southern College
Framingham State University
High Point University
Hofstra University
Holy Cross College
Husson University
Iona College
Johnson & Wales University
Keene State College
Lasell College
LeMoyne College
Lesley University
Lynn University
Manhattan College
Marquette University
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Merrimack College
Mitchell College
Newbury College
New England Institute of Technology
Nichols College
North Carolina State University
Northern Vermont University
Our Lady of Providence
Pennsylvania State University
Plymouth State University
Providence College
Purdue University
Quinnipiac University
Regis College
Rhode Island College
Rivier University
Roger Williams University
Rutgers University
Sacred Heart University
Salve Regina University
Seton Hall University
Southern New Hampshire University
Springfield College
St. Anselm College
St. Bonaventure University
St. Joseph’s College of Maine
St. Joseph’s University
St. Leo University
St. Michael’s College
Stonehill College
Suffolk University
University of Connecticut
University of Dayton
University of Maine
University of Maine Farmington
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Boston
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
University of Massachusetts Lowell
University of New England
University of New Haven
University of Rhode Island
University of San Diego
University of Scranton
University of Southern Maine
University of Tampa
Villanova University
Wagner College
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Western New England University
Westfield State College
Wheaton College
Worcester State University
Xavier University