117 schools, 1500 students expected to attend College Fair


Nick Guimond

BUZZING WITH INFORMATION, 132 colleges pitched themselves to 1500 students at the 2017 College Fair.



BPHS will host the annual College Fair on Tuesday, Oct.9 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This will be the last year Bethel hosts the Fair. Next year, it’ll move to Mount Lebanon.

The College Fair is being held in the BPHS cafeteria, main gym and south gym. There will be about 117 schools in attendance, from community colleges, universities, tech schools and two-year schools. The schools are organized alphabetically from the cafeteria to the south gym. California University of Pennsylvania, Harvard College, University of Pittsburgh and Point Park are just a few schools attending.

It is expected that a couple thousand students will attend the fair. Last year, 1,500 students attended the Fair. BPHS has invited Mount Lebanon, Upper Saint Clair, Peters Township and South Fayette high schools to attend as well.

Mr. Bruce, coordinator of the College Fair at BPHS, said, “It would be very beneficial for students to attend and get some one-on-one time with the college reps.”

“The College Fair is such an amazing experience, you get to see colleges you’ve never even heard of,’’ said junior Ana Rudolph.