As the Class of 2017 finalizes their plans for higher education next fall, MPA underclassmen got a head start on the college admissions process at our spring college fair, meeting on campus with representatives from dozens of top colleges and universities.

Organized by college counselor Karen Horvath, the free April 19 event gave MPA freshmen, sophomores, and juniors the opportunity to receive individualized attention from the college representatives, learn more about schools they could potentially visit, and begin the process of narrowing down their list of options.
Fifty colleges and universities were represented, including Emory University, University of Chicago, University of California at Irvine, Claremont McKenna College, DePaul University, University of Missouri, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Knox College, Loyola University Chicago, Marquette University, Saint Louis University, Savannah College of Art and Design, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
MPA students enjoyed exclusive access to the fair during the school day, after which point we welcomed their parents and members of the public.
“We are always excited to host college events at MPA,” Ms. Horvath said. “Students and parents left the fair with an abundance of knowledge of possible college options and the selection process.”

In the past eight years, MPA students have been accepted by 21 of the nation’s top 25 colleges and universities, as ranked by US News & World Report, bucking a trend that has seen acceptance rates dip below 10 percent at the most selective schools.