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Our Best Advice for College Tours and Campus Visits

Not sure where to start with campus visits? Here's everything you need to know to plan, go, and reflect on every trip you make throughout your college search!

Campus visits can be one of the most fun parts of the college search—but also the most overwhelming! After all, it takes a lot of time, research, money, and effort to visit the schools on your college list. That’s why we’ve gathered all our best advice to help you understand the importance of experiencing campus before committing to a school, what schools to visit, and the types of visit events you should know about. You’ll also learn about ways to prepare, places to see, questions to ask, alternatives when you can’t visit in person, and more. Dive right in, then start planning your campus visits with your newfound knowledge!

The importance of campus visits

Preparing for your visits

Having the best experience on campus

Things to do and places to go

Questions to ask on your tours

If you can’t go on an official tour

Virtual tour advice

Advice for different types of students

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