This year’s National College Fair in Chicago boasted some pretty amazing statistics:
- 10,000 students registered
- 322 students were helped in the counseling center
- 43 volunteers
- 471 college and university attendees
A few changes were in store for both admission representatives and college fair attendees. While previously held in late October, the fair was switched to Columbus Day. Given that a number of Chicago area schools had the day off, student registrations increased. Attendance came from all over the Chicago area, other parts of Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.
Instead of hosting the fair at Navy Pier, the event was moved to the country’s largest convention center, McCormick Place. This venue easily accommodated the larger crowd and many workshops. Session topics included how to pay for college, finding the right fit, and ways to improve test scores. Overall, sessions were very well attended by both parents and students!
ABC 7 Chicago provided press coverage of the fair that featured members of IACAC and NCF co-chair, Eric Ruiz.
ABC 7 Chicago – College fair draws thousands of students and parents