One of the best ways to find the school for you is to visit campuses. Seeing different types of schools will give you an idea of what it would be like to go to schools of different sizes and locations. You can get a feel for the type of students who attend that school and whether you would fit in there just by being on campus. Today’s video will give you tons of tips on where to visit and what to do once you get there. Yay, college!
OK, so we’re talking about campus visits. You have quite a few options. If you want to you can go to other states and visit campuses, if you’re able. Maybe you have some family there that you could go and visit. Some people fly to visit campuses when they’re trying to decide which colleges to go to. That’s obviously not possible for many people. You can drive. You can drive to states that are near you and visit schools on a fun road trip with your mom or dad. Or you could visit schools in your state, which is really really fun. I think that you can get a lot of fabulous information from visiting the colleges that are actually very close to you.
I would recommend that you try to visit a large, medium and a small school if you can and look for schools that are urban, suburban and rural near you in your state. From this information you can actually figure out a lot about what matters to you. Am I comfortable at a huge place like that? Am I comfortable being in a small town quite in the middle of nowhere?
When you go on these visits take notes and look at the students there.Try to go during the school year so you can look at the students. Often times the campuses will host you. You could be invited to spend the night in the dorms if you arrange it through the office of admissions. So, that’s another option that you have.
But I think that visiting a variety of campuses is really what you want to try to do because from those visits you can really deduce pretty clearly which criteria are the most important to you, where you’d be the most comfortable. And ultimately that’s what we want, we want you to figure out where you’d be most comfortable, because there you can be the most successful. So, best of luck and have fun visiting those campuses!