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 2018

Albright College
Alvernia University
American University
Arcadia University
Arizona State University
Assumption College
Bentley University
Boston University
Bryn Athyn College of the New Church
Bucknell University
Cabrini University
Cabrini University
Chatham University
Clarion University
DeSales University
Drexel University
Elizabethtown College
Elmira College
Elon University
Fordham University
Furman University
Gettysburg College
Gwynedd Mercy University
Hampden-Sydney College
High Point University
Hofstra University
Holy Cross College
Holy Family University
Immaculata University 
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
King's College
Kutztown University
La Salle University
Lafayette College
Lehigh University
Loyola University Maryland
Lycoming College
Marist College
Merrimack College
Merrimack College
Millersville University
Monmouth University
Mount St. Mary's
Muhlenberg College
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Penn State University
Providence College
Quinnipiac University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rosemont College
Rowan University 
Sacred Heart University
Saint Anselm College
Saint John's University NY
Saint Joseph's University
Saint Michael's College
Seton Hall University
Shippensburg University
St Bonaventure University
Stevens Institute of Technology
Stonehill College
Stony Brook University
Susquehanna University
Temple University
The Catholic University of America
United States Naval Academy
University of Alabama
University of Connecticut
University of Dayton
University of Delaware
University of Maryland-Baltimore
University of Notre Dame
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh Main
University of Richmond
University of Scranton
University of the Sciences Phila.
University of Vermont
Ursinus College
Vanderbilt University
Villanova University
West Chester University
West Virginia University
Widener University
Wilkes University