Every year, campus visits transform many a student’s college choice rankings.
Why? Because there is no substitute for actually seeing what a specific college campus is like. It’s easy to fall in love with a school based on its reputation or what you imagine it might be like—but how it actually feels is a different story. You will be spending at least four years of your life as part of a campus community, so you need to make sure that you have made this important decision wisely.
The good news is this: with a game plan in mind and careful deliberation afterward, campus visits can go a long way in helping you determine the perfect college for you. This section tells you how to make the most of your college visits.
Sometimes it just has to feel right. I went to MIT and didn’t get that ‘feeling,’ then I visited Georgia Tech and it ‘felt’ right. I made my choice and never looked back! -Mark P., Duke TIP alum