Esperanza College was birthed from a tugging at the heart to impact the lives of people beyond the Sunday morning pulpit. It was, and is, a college unique to any other; an institution of redemption, grace and hope. This tug was felt by a group of Hispanic pastors in North Philadelphia in 1982 as they rallied together to serve a community suffering from poverty, unstable housing, low educational attainment, and high crime. The result was the creation of the Hispanic Clergy and in 1987, they developed a non-profit organization, called Nueva Esperanza Inc.

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As you explore which college is the best one for you, it is important for you to set time aside to visit the campus.

Walk-in appointments are welcome Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 


The best way for us to prepare for your visit is for you to schedule your visit ahead of time. We will do our best to cater your visit according to your interests and needs. Please submit your request for your visit at least 2-3 days in advance, if possible. A basic individual campus visit includes:

  • Meeting one-on-one with an admissions counselor
  • Admissions overview
  • Application process overview
  • Financial Aid overview
  • Campus tour
  • Meeting one-on-one with a program director (by request only and based on availability)


We welcome high schools and any other group visits on our campus. In order for us to prepare as best as possible for your visit, please notify us at least 2-3 weeks in advance. Your campus visit will include an admissions presentation, financial aid overview and campus tour. At this time we are not able to accommodate classroom visits during class sessions.

To schedule your group campus visit please contact us 215-324-0746 x410.


Join us for an Open House! This is a great time for you to come and learn about Esperanza College and all it has to offer you. At each Open House the admissions staff will cover the following:

  • Admissions overview
  • Application process
  • Financial Aid overview
  • Campus tour
  • Q & A with Esperanza College student panel
  • Meet our academic program directors

Seniors Only Half Days:

High School Seniors: Deciding where to go to college is an important decision and your four-year college experience doesn't have to break the bank. Take a half day from school and explore the opportunities that await you at our award-winning college.

Senior Only Half Days take place in the fall.
Lunch is inclunded.

October 12, 2016

October 26, 2016

November 9, 2016

Fall Open House Days: 

All open house days start at 6:00 p.m.

September 28, 2016

November 2, 2016

Let us know you’re coming!

Call at 215-324-0746 x410.