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St. Mary’s College of California Hosting College Fair – Sat. May 8, 1:00 – 4:30PM

April 6, 2010

Mark the date – on Saturday May 8 from 1:00 – 4:30pm St. Mary’s College of California is hosting the 2010 East Bay College Connection College Fair (directions available here).

This is a free event open to the public. In addition to hosting over 130 different colleges and universities from across the country, there will also be a variety of workshops, in both English and Spanish, on everything from Admissions and Financial Aid to the Scholar Athlete and services for students with learning disabilities.  Parents, students, educators and counselors can meet with college representatives from across the country – all in one afternoon.

Due to limited parking, a shuttle from the Orinda BART Station has been arranged (conveniently running every 20 minutes during the event). recently interviewed Gina Meneni, Senior Associate Director – Admissions, on the college admissions process and the St. Mary’s College of California experience.

More information is available here:

Participating colleges and resources include:

UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture Los Angeles, CA
University of California, Riverside Riverside, CA
University of California, San Diego La Jolla , CA
University of California, Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA
California Maritime Academy Vallejo, CA
CSU Chico Chico, CA
CSU East Bay Hayward, CA
CSU Fresno Fresno, CA
CSU Monterey Bay Seaside, CA
CSU Sacramento Sacramento, CA
Humboldt State University Arcata, CA
San Jose State University San Jose, CA
Sonoma State University Rohnert Park, CA
Sonoma State University School of Education, Hutchins School of Liberal Studies Rohnert Park, CA
Air Force Academy U.S. Air Force Academy, CO
Alaska Pacific University Anchorage, AK
Arizona State University Tempe, AZ
Boise State University Boise, ID
Brandeis University Waltham, MA
Bryant University Smithfield, RI
California College of the Arts San Francisco, CA
California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks, CA
Carroll College Helena, MT
Claremont McKenna College Claremont, CA
Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO
Columbia College, Chicago Chicago, IL
Columbia College, Hollywood Tarzana, CA
Cornish College of the Arts Seattle, WA
The Culinary Institute of America St. Helena, CA
Creighton University Omaha, NE
DeVry University Fremont, CA
Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill, CA
Dominican University of California San Rafael, CA
Drew University Madison, NJ
Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
Eastern Washington University Yakima, WA
Eckerd College St Petersburg, FL
Feather River Community College Quincy, CA
FIDM / Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Los Angeles, CA
Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, FL
Fort Lewis College Durango, CO
Franklin College, Switzerland Lugeno, Switzerland
George Fox University Newberg, OR
The George Washington University Washington, D.C.
Gonzaga University Spokane, WA
Grove City College Grove City, PA
Hawai’i Pacific University Honolulu, HI
Hofstra University Hempstead, NY
Holy Names University Oakland, CA
Hope International University Fullerton, CA
Ithaca College Ithaca, NY
Johnson & Wales University Providence, RI
Laureate Hospitality Education Clarens, Switzerland
Lawrence Technological University Southfield, MI
Lewis & Clark College Portland, OR
Linfield College McMinnville, OR
Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus Brooklyn, NY
Loyola University New Orleans New Orleans, LA
Marymount College Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Maryville University St. Louis, MO
Menlo College Atherton, CA
Mesa State College Grand Junction, CO
Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
Mills College Oakland, CA
Milwaukee School of Engineering Milwaukee, WI
Montana State University, Bozeman Bozeman, MT
Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, MA
Mount St. Mary’s College Los Angeles, CA
New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology Socorro, NM
New Mexico State University Las Cruces, NM
Northeastern University Boston, MA
Notre Dame de Namur University Belmont, CA
Oregon Institute of Technology Klamath Falls, OR
Oregon State University Corvallis, OR
Oregon State University – Cascades Bend, OR
Otis College of Art and Design Los Angeles, CA
Pacific University Oregon Forest Grove, OR
Penn State University University Park, PA
Portland State University Portland, OR
Prescott College Prescott, AZ
Providence College Providence, RI
Purdue University West Lafayette, IN
Reed College Portland, OR
Regis University Denver, CO
Richmond, The American International University in London Richmond upon Thames, UK
Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
Saint Martin’s University Lacey, WA
Saint Mary’s College of California Moraga, CA
Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA
Sarah Lawrence College Bronxville, NY
Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah, GA
Scripps College Claremont, CA
Seattle University Seattle, WA
Sierra Nevada College – Lake Tahoe Incline Village, NV
Soka University of America Aliso Viejo, CA
Southern Oregon University Ashland, OR
St. Edward’s University Austin, TX
Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX
United States Military Academy at West Point West Point, NY
University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
The University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
The University of the Arts Philadelphia, PA
University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC
University of Calgary Calgary, AB
University of Chicago Chicago, IL
University of Colorado at Boulder Boulder, CO
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO
University of Colorado, Denver Denver, CO
University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, HI
University of Idaho Moscow, ID
The University of Montana Missoula, MT
University of Nevada, Reno Reno, NV
University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM
University of Oregon Eugene, OR
University of Phoenix Phoenix, AZ
University of Portland Portland, OR
University of Redlands Redlands, CA
University of San Diego San Diego, CA
University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
University of St Andrews, Scotland St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
University of Victoria Victoria, BC
University of Washington, Bothell Bothell, WA
Villanova University Villanova, PA
Virginia Military Institute Lexington, VA
Washington State University Pullman, WA
Western New England College Springfield, MA
Western Oregon University Monmouth, OR
Western State College of Colorado Gunnison, CO
Western Washington University Bellingham, WA
Whitman College Walla Walla, WA
Whittier College Whittier, CA
Willamette University Salem, OR
William Jessup University Rocklin, CA
California Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (CASFAA)  
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    1. dublinranch permalink
      May 13, 2010 9:04 am

      For those that couldn’t make it to this year’s College Fair I can report back that it was a terrific event. We went as a family and were able to talk to colleges from across the U.S. and even a few from Canada and Europe. The college representatives were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic – we came in with a lot of questions and left with answers for every one of them. Of note was a conversation with a UC Berkeley Admissions Officer regarding UC system cutbacks resulting in a higher percentage of out-of-state and out-of-country applicants being accepted (because the tuitions are higher for those students). The Admissions Officer assured me that while acceptance of students in those categories has increased somewhat, the UC system is required by their constitution to have a majority of students be residents of California.

      Another very useful data point – this is only relevant for those with children holding Canadian (or Dual US – Canadian) citizenship – Canadian citizens can attend any Canadian university at the citizen tuition rate (approx. CDN$5000 in 2010) – there is no residency requirement or equivalent of an “out of state” tuition charge. Additionally, three months after arriving in Canada, citizens are covered by Canada’s health care system. That opens up a whole new range of affordable college opportunities.


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