College Search

The college search process takes into consideration any and every factor that is important to a family.  This list could be endless and even the smallest things are important. As you look ahead to creating a college list, we encourage you to consider the following trusted resources: 
  1. Guide Books: See Family Connection for a full list. Many of these books can be found in the College Guidance office, please reach out to your counselor  if you wish to borrow one. 
  2. ACT  
  3. Colleges Visiting HGP:  See the list below of who is coming Fall 2017 and for students to sign up to attend the session, the student must login to Family Connection to sign up. 
  4. Visit the colleges: There is no better way to learn about the school than to see the real thing! 
  5. Twitter: Follow us on Twitter for the most up-to-date information at @HGP_College.

College Visits

Many students find an actual visit to the campus extremely helpful. There are many schools - big, small, urban, suburban, and rural - within a two hour drive of Philadelphia. Visiting various college campuses can help you get a feel about what you like and don't like about a campus.

Colleges also expect prospective applicants during the summer months. The admissions' offices generally run tours throughout the day. You can call and sign up, or just drop in. If you wish to interview (many schools do not do on-campus interviews), call well in advance. Interviewing schedules and procedures vary. Call the school for specific information.

You should also contact HGP alumni on the various campuses you wish to visit. If it is difficult for you to visit campuses, most colleges and universities now have web sites which enable you to take a "virtual tour." Once you have assessed what you want, obtained information and consulted with your college counselor and parents, you are ready to narrow the field of choices.

Colleges and Universities that visited HGP - Fall 2017

Albright College
Allegheny College
Arcadia University
Arizona State University
Assumption College
Bates College
Bentley University
Boston University
Bryn Athyn College
Bucknell University
Cabrini University
Carnegie Mellon
Case Western Reserve University
Clarion University
Dean College
Delaware Valley College
DeSales University
Dickinson College
Drexel University
Eastern University
Elon University
Emmanuel College
Fordham University
Franklin & Marshall College
George Mason University
Gettysburg College
Gwynedd Mercy University
Hampden-Sydney College
Haverford College
High Point University
Hofstra University
Holy Family University
Immaculata University
James Madison University
King's College
La Salle University
Lafayette College
Lehigh University
Loyola University Maryland
Manhattan College
Marist College
Mercyhurst University
Miami University of Ohio
Millersville University
Monmouth University
Moravian College
Mount St. Mary's University
Neumann University
NOVA Southeastern University
Pace University
Paul Smith's College
Pennsylvania State University - All Campuses
Providence College
Quinnipac University
Rensselaer Polytechnic
Roger Williams University
Rosemont College
Rutgers - New Brunswick
Sacred Heart University
Saint Joseph's University
Seton Hall University
St. Anselm College
St. Bonaventure University
St. John's University
Stevens Institute of Technology
Stonehill College
Stony Brook University
Suffolk University
Susquehanna University
Temple University
The Art Institute of Philadelphia
The Catholic University of America
The College of New Jersey
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art
The University of Maine
Trinity College Dublin
United States Military Academy
University of Connecticut
University of Dallas
University of Delaware
University of Miami
University of New Haven
University of Notre Dame
University of Pittsburgh
University of Richmond
University of Scranton
University of South Carolina
University of Tampa
University of the Sciences
Ursinus College
Vanderbilt University
Villanova University
Washington and Lee University
Washington College
Wentworth Institute of Technology
West Chester University
West Virginia University
Widener University
Wilkes University
York College of Pennsylvania