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Unique questions to ask college admissions

Hey guys! When I'm preparing to talk to colleges at college fairs or admissions events, what are some unique and thoughtful questions that I could ask to stand out and genuinely learn more about a college's culture or programs? Thanks in advance!

7 months ago

Hello! Here are some questions that you might ask to dive deeper into a college's culture and programs:

1. What are some unique traditions or annual events on campus that bring the community together, and how do they reflect the college's culture?

2. Can you provide an example of interdisciplinary programs or majors available to undergraduate students, and explain how exactly they promote cross-disciplinary collaboration?

3. What campus resources or programs are available to support and encourage undergraduate research, internships, and real-world experiences within a chosen field of study?

4. How does the college foster a balance between academic rigor and student well-being, particularly when it comes to mental health and stress management resources?

5. Could you describe a typical first-year student's experience in terms of advising, course selection, and opportunities to explore different fields of study?

6. How do alumni stay connected to the college, and what types of networking or mentorship opportunities are available for current students with alumni in their prospective fields?

7. What kinds of experiential learning or study-abroad opportunities are available to students in different majors or programs, and how do they enhance the college experience?

8. How does the college support diversity and inclusion in terms of student organizations, academic offerings, and institutional practices?

9. What efforts has the college made to prioritize sustainability, both on campus and in the community? How do these efforts extend to academic programs or research opportunities?

10. What unique resources or facilities are available to students in a specific major or program of interest, and how do they contribute to student success within the field?

Make sure you also take the time to research the college beforehand, so you can tailor some of these more general questions to the specific institution. Have fun at your upcoming college fairs and admissions events!

7 months ago

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