Local College Fairs


Mark your calendars now for this year’s local college fairs.

What is a college fair exactly? A college fair is an event in which college admissions representatives come together at a school, community-gathering place or large convention center to meet one-on-one with high school students (and parents) to talk about their respective colleges and answer questions. They are a must for juniors/seniors and strongly recommended for sophomores. College fairs are unique opportunities for you to meet college admissions counselors in person and begin the process of showing colleges your “demonstrated interest.” They are especially useful if you don’t have the time or resources to personally visit colleges. Not all colleges in the U.S. are represented at these fairs, but you will usually find at least some that are of interest to you. You never know, you might even find a few schools that you have never heard of that eventually end up at the top of your college list!



Colleges That Change Lives College Fairs
July 28, 2018
(2 locations in southern CA; same format, same colleges. The two programs are identical. Please plan to attend only one.)

San Diego Location

Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley

Rio Vista Pavilion and Salons A-D

8757 Rio San Diego Dr.

San Diego, CA 92108

The program begins promptly at 10:00 AM with a 30-minute information session. A college fair follows immediately afterwards, lasting approximately 1.5 hours. This program is offered to the public free of charge. No pre-registration is required. See the entire list of programs here.



Los Angeles Location
July 29, 2018

Sunday, July 29, 2018 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM

Hilton Universal City

Ballrooms A-D

555 Universal Hollywood Dr Los Angeles, CA 91608

The programs begin promptly at 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM, each featuring a 30-minute information session followed immediately by a college fair lasting approximately 1.5 hours. The programs are offered to the public free of charge. No pre-registration is required. See the entire list of programs here.

Colleges anticipated to be in attendance at both venues include:

Agnes Scott College • Allegheny College • Antioch College • Austin College • Beloit College • Birmingham-Southern College • Centre College • Clark University • Cornell College • Denison University • Earlham College • Eckerd College • Goucher College • Guilford College • Hampshire College • Hendrix College • Hillsdale College • Hiram College • Hope College • Juniata College • Kalamazoo College • Knox College • Lawrence University • Lynchburg College • Marlboro College • McDaniel College • Millsaps College • Ohio Wesleyan University • Reed College • Rhodes College • Saint Mary’s College of California • Southwestern University • St. John’s College • St. Olaf College • The Evergreen State College • University of Puget Sound • Ursinus College • Wabash College • Whitman College • Willamette University • Wooster, College of