We live in a world full of technology that allows us to go almost anywhere in the world from the comfort of our desk chairs, but in this technological age there is still no comparison between the virtual and the real thing. When you visit colleges before college applications, nothing compares to actually seeing the campus in person and speaking to researchers and others within the community. You course might be easy to understand from a few guidebooks, but visiting the college is how you really get to understand the community and the spirit; two very important aspects of college life. Campus visits are still highly important, and even better, they are exciting and fun.
Students can use campus visits to understand the college more, the people within it, and what their personal situation would be, while parents can see exactly what kind of institution they are getting for the money. They are memorable occasions for all the family, and this is how to get the most out of a college visit.
1. Get Your Free Food
Most admissions events will get you free lunch with meal tickets. Not only is this free food a bonus, but student cafeterias are the perfect presentation of the student culture. Take note of the students around you; are they all studying? Is it lively or more sensible? Questions like this will help you choose the college that you will fit well in.