College visits might be the most fun part of the college application process. When it comes to researching potential schools, there's no better substitute for figuring out if a campus will feel like home.
When you go to college, you won't just be choosing a place to take classes -- you'll be picking a place to live for the next four years. If possible, visit every college that you are strongly considering. No website, guidebook or testimonial will give you a better feel for a school than you'll get by seeing it for yourself. Many students change their minds after a campus visit. This is obviously preferable to changing your mind after you enroll! Get the most out of your time on campus with our college visit checklist: