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How can I get an idea of the campus culture before applying?

Hey everyone! I'm a high school junior and I want to make sure that the colleges I apply to have a campus culture that I'll enjoy. What are some ways I can get a feel for the campus culture before applying? Thanks for any advice you can give!

10 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're considering campus culture as an important factor in your college decision. My child went through the same process not too long ago, and I can share some tips that helped them get a better idea of what different colleges had to offer in terms of campus culture. First and foremost, if you can visit the campus in person, that's a huge advantage. You can walk around, chat with current students, and attend some events to get a feel for the atmosphere. If visiting isn't possible, don't worry! There are plenty of other ways to get a sense of the campus culture. You can check out the college's website and social media accounts to see what events are happening on campus and how they engage with students online. Look for student-run blogs or publications to get a glimpse of what students are talking about and what issues concern them. Don't hesitate to reach out to current students or alumni through social media or college forums to ask questions about their experiences. You can also attend virtual college fairs and webinars to learn more about the school's programs and resources. These events often have chat rooms where you can ask questions and interact with other prospective students. Lastly, try to find online forums or Facebook groups related to the college, where you can read discussions and ask questions. Good luck with your college search, and remember that it's important to choose a place where you'll feel comfortable and happy!

10 months ago

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