Big university or small college. Public or private. Visiting a campus in person is the best way to learn about the environment where you'll be spending the next four years of your life. It's an opportunity to sit in on a class, or even spend the night in a residence hall. And during your visit, be sure to ask these ten questions.
Not too long ago, these students were in the same situation you're in now. Something helped them make their decision. Maybe it'll tip the scales for you too.
This is how you'll get the inside scoop—the information you won't find in the guidebooks.
Get insight into certain programs, and find out what students are actually studying.Get insight into certain programs, and find out what students are actually studying.
Yes, just first-year courses. It will give you a better idea of what to expect from day one.
Technically these are two questions, but you're bound to get interesting answers to both.
This is another way to learn about the community that will be your second home for four years.
Some colleges require first-year students to live on campus. Some don't. Either way, you'll learn the best places to live.
Ask everybody you meet. Especially people who look like they're having fun.
This tells you whether you'll be walking, biking, or shuttling between class, the store, and your room.
Actually, this should probably be the first question on the list.