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 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 2021

Arcadia University
Bucknell University
Catholic University of America
DeSales University
Dickinson College
Drexel University
Elon University
Holy Family University
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Johnson & Wales University
King's College
LaSalle University
Marist College
Monmouth University
Montclair State University
Muhlenberg College
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Pennsylvania State University
Providence College
Rider University
Saint Joseph's University
Temple University
The College of New Jersey
The University of Alabama
University of Connecticut
University of Dayton
University of Delaware
University of Miami
University of Notre Dame
University of Pittsburgh
University of Richmond
University of Scranton
University of the Sciences
University of Vermont
Ursinus College
Villanova University