September will be here in the blink of an eye, so the time to start sending applications and touring campuses is now.
A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning, Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four: Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success. Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 8,000 students. Campus tours are offered Monday through Friday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and select weekends. The next Weekend Information Session is 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., or 12 p.m. Feb. 2. A Graduate Open House is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. March 2, Instant Transfer Decision Day is 12-7 p.m. March 14 and 19, and the Spring Open House is 11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. April 28. 1 South Ave., Garden City. 800-233-5744. adelphi.edu
Dabble in the many programs and schools offered at Hofstra during their Summer Visit Days. Dates are tailored to students’ interested major or field throughout August and give an academic overview as well as degree information from department reps. Student-led tour will follow. Check the University website to register for specific dates for different programs, including Computer Science, Engineering, Business, and Communications. Go online to register for one of the many upcoming information sessions, transfer days, or specialized open houses. 1000 Fulton Ave., Hempstead. 516-463-6600. hofstra.edu
Learn to achieve your aspirations at LIU Post, recently praised by Forbes as one of 10 “hot colleges” and named a “Best Northeastern” university by The Princeton Review. Recognized as a leader in experiential learning, highlighted by innovative student-run businesses and on-campus radio and TV stations, LIU Post was voted Best College or University on Long Island in the 2018 Bethpage Best of Long Island competition. Explore nearly 150 degree program options and tour the 330-acre campus Newsday called “one of our area’s top destinations.” Register for Pioneer Saturdays throughout the year for general info and tours around the scenic campus. 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. 516-299-2900. liu.edu/CWpost
Stony Brook University
Throughout the summer and fall, learn about the 200-plus majors and programs offered at this university by the bay. With its science and tech programs especially, U.S. News & World Report ranks this institution in the top 100 in the country. During the academic year, student-guided campus tours and information sessions are offered on most weekdays and on Saturdays. 100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook. 631-632-6000. stonybrook.edu
ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY
The university’s Long Island Graduate Center offers quality graduate programs for those enrolled in The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, The School of Education, and St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. These programs are at the master, advanced certificate, and doctoral levels. The liberal arts school offers a School Psychology program at the master of science level. Call to set up a tour. 120 Commerce Dr., Hauppauge. 718-990-7786. stjohns.edu.
Farmingdale State College
Get to know the campus and faculty of Farmingdale with one of their tours or specialized information sessions. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 3 p.m., you can check out the new Student Activities building, as well as academic buildings, residence halls, and talk to current students and faculty. Register for one of their weekly 3 p.m. Tuesday or Thursday tours. Open House 12 to 3 p.m. May 5. 2350 Broadhollow Rd., Farmingdale. 631-420-2000. farmingdale.edu
Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top-three best value colleges, Molloy is one of the most affordable schools on the Island. Students have access to multiple campus resources, including the top ranked nursing program, tutoring services, and Madison Theatre. Campus tours at 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on dozens of dates Jan. 28 through April 12. 100 Hempstead., Rockville Centre. 516-323-3000. molloy.edu
St. Joseph’s College
During your visit, check out the impressive Business Technology Center and John A. Danzi Athletic Center, or inquire about the 50 different programs and majors offered at SJC. From mid-September to mid-May, tours are generally offered Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday tours are by appointment only. 155 West Roe Blvd., Patchogue. 631-687-5100. scjny.edu/long-island.
With all of its unique programs, Touro hosts more than 19,000 students across 30 schools in 4 countries. The School of Health Sciences as well as the Graduate School of Education are both Money Magazine ranked “Best Value” programs. Visit their website to RSVP for an upcoming open house 1700 Union Blvd., Bay Shore. 631-665-1600. touro.edu
Choose from over 90 career focused degrees like Biotechnology, Electrical Engineering, or Digital Arts at NYIT at Old Westbury. Their new Master of Architecture Program offers a first professional degree in architecture. Campus tours are held on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays. Northern Blvd. and Valentines Lane, Old Westbury. 516-686-1000. nyit.edu
SUNY Old Westbury
The Career Center of SUNY Old Westbury is one of the highlights of this small college. The new InternShop program matches students with potential employers, and the Interview Stream prepares students for securing the jobs they want. More than 50 different degrees are available. Check out the college website for weekly tour and information session dates led by current students and faculty. 223 Store Hill Rd., Old Westbury. 516-876-3000. oldwestbury.edu
Nassau Community College
“Stay close, go far” is the motto of this college for students wanting to stay close to home. Their flexible class times makes it easy for student access to over 70 fields of study, including Legal Studies, Engineering, and Criminal Justice. Email admissions at email@example.com to schedule a tour or meet with an advisor. 1 Education Dr., Garden City. 516-572-7501. ncc.edu
Suffolk County Community College
Programs for this local school include the school of nursing, honors, and athletes. More than 27,000 satisfied students attend each year, with varying needs and interests. Interested in Suffolk? Walk in anytime from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. during the week for an instant decision. 533 College Rd., Seldon. 631-451-4110. sunysuffolk.edu
QUEENSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Located in Bayside and bordering Nassau County, Queensborough is home to a community of dedicated faculty and staff, professional mentors, and a diverse student body. Queensborough is renowned for its 40-plus outstanding academic programs including 10 Dual/Joint programs and its award-winning Queensborough Academies, which offer a wide choice of academic and career opportunities, from Liberal Arts, Business, Health-Related Sciences, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), to the Visual and Performing Arts Academy (VAPA). Queensborough offers dozens of clubs and organizations and fields 14 women’s and men’s varsity teams, ten of which have recently won CUNYAC championships. Focus on you future by joining the ranks of our alumni who go on to enroll at prestigious 4-year institutions such as Baruch College, Columbia University, Queens College, and others. When you begin your career, you will be connected to a network of more than 72,000 successful alumni. Queensborough Community College is accepting applications for the spring 2019 semester through on-the-spot direct admissions. Just walk in and our friendly admissions staff will assist you—no appointment necessary. Queensborough Community College’s tuition rate is just a fraction of other public and private institutions, and, because of its affordability, nearly 90 percent of students graduate without student debt after receiving a quality education. In addition, Queensborough offers an array of scholarships and internship opportunities designed to not only help pay for college, but to motivate you on your path to the career of your choice. 222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, 718-631-6262. qcc.cuny.edu