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How do I research colleges that I can't visit in person?

Hi everyone! I'm a junior and I'm starting to research colleges, but I'm unable to visit many of them in person. What are some other ways I can get a feel for the campus and the overall vibe of the school? Thanks for any suggestions or tips!

11 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're starting to research colleges even though you can't visit them in person. There are still plenty of ways to get a feel for the campus and the overall vibe of the school. Here are a few suggestions:

1. Virtual tours: Many colleges and universities offer virtual campus tours on their websites. These tours can give you a good sense of the campus layout, facilities, and more.

2. Social media: Follow the schools you're interested in on social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. This can give you a better understanding of the school's culture, events, and the overall atmosphere.

3. YouTube: Look for videos created by students, faculty, and the college itself. These can provide valuable insights into campus life, academics, and extracurricular activities.

4. College forums and discussion boards: Websites like College Confidential and Reddit have student and alumni communities where you can ask questions and read about their experiences.

5. Reach out to current students and alumni: If you know anyone who attends or has attended the schools you're interested in, ask them about their experiences. They can provide valuable first-hand information.

6. Attend virtual college fairs and online events: Many colleges host virtual events where you can learn more about their programs and chat with admissions representatives.

I hope these suggestions help you in your college research journey! Good luck!

11 months ago

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