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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
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What should I look for when visiting college campuses?

Hi there, I'm a junior and my family and I are planning some college visits soon. I'm not sure what I should be looking for or what questions to ask during these visits. Can anyone give me some advice or share their experience? Thanks!

11 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're starting to plan college visits. Campus visits can be incredibly helpful in determining if a school is a good fit for you. When visiting a college campus, consider the following aspects:

1. Academics: Make sure to explore the academic departments you're interested in. Attend a class if possible or talk to professors and current students about the courses, research opportunities, and academic support services.

2. Campus life: Take a campus tour to get a feel for the overall environment. You might want to check out the dorms, dining halls, and common areas. Observe the interactions between students and try to envision yourself as a part of that community.

3. Extracurricular activities: Investigate clubs, organizations, and sports teams that interest you. Attending club meetings or talking to club members can give you a sense of how active and passionate the students are about their extracurriculars.

4. Career services: Look into the resources the college offers for internships, job placements, and networking events. These can be crucial for your future career prospects.

5. Location: Consider the surrounding area of the campus, including nearby cities or attractions. Make sure you feel comfortable with the location and available resources (public transportation, shopping, etc.).

Don't hesitate to ask questions during your visit. It's the best way to gather the information you need to make an informed decision. Have a great time visiting campuses and good luck!

11 months ago

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