5 Things to Look For When Touring University of Colorado, Boulder

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Touring a university campus is a great way to see if a school is the right fit for you. When I first visited the campus of my alma mater, University of Colorado, Boulder, I immediately fell in love with it. Later on, however, I realized that there were a lot of important things I didn’t think to ask or watch out for on my college scouting mission. Here are a few things you should make sure to think of when you tour a campus. 1.) What is the city like? Does the thought of New York’s skyscraper lined streets make you feel giddy with excitement or completely unprepared? Many college students looking for a college want to live somewhere different from the...

5 Questions to Ask on a Campus Visit at Carnegie Mellon University

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The most important factor to consider when selecting a college is whether or not the campus environment is a good fit for you. Changing universities is costly and credits do not always transfer, resulting in delayed graduation. This is why it is crucial to find the right college the first time. I will discuss 5 questions to ask on a campus visit at Carnegie Mellon University that will help make this difficult decision easier. 1.) How easy is it to change my major? As mentioned in my introduction, changing universities is expensive and has academic implications. It is imperative that you understand Carnegie Mellon’s procedures for changing majors....

5 Things to Look for on a Campus Visit at Butler University

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The campus visit is one of the most important parts of selecting the right college. Butler University offers different types of tours, and prospective students can choose between daily visits, individual visits and preview days. The preview days are offered to juniors and seniors in high school, and they are the best option. You will get the chance to see the campus, ask current students questions and attend a discussion meeting. 1.) Dorm Rooms  The dorm rooms are the most popular part of the campus tour at Butler University. You can see an actual first year dorm in action and ask questions. It is important to keep in mind that the school carefully selects...

5 Things to Look for on a Campus Visit at University of Central Florida

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If you are considering the University of Central Florida I would recommend doing a formal campus tour. These are typically offered Monday through Friday between 10-am and 2-pm. University of Central Florida has one of the largest campuses in the United States so it would be helpful to do the tour during which you will come across most of the important areas and then explore additional parts yourself. You can obtain maps online which you can print to help find your way around. Whether or not you do a tour, these are the places I recommend you check out while on campus: 1.) Go to the Student Union and walk through the breezeway. The Student Union is the...

Five Things to Look for on a Campus Visit at California State University, Long Beach

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Visiting college campuses is one of the most important things you can do in order to make an informed choice about your school.  In some cases, you may visit a campus twice once before you apply and then again after you have been accepted.  These campus visits are critical for getting an authentic “feel” and experiencing daily life as a student. I had to audition into California State University, Long Beach dance program, so I spent a weekend in Long Beach touring the campus and the areas around the school and meeting with the current students and faculty of the dance department. Without the information I gathered while on campus, I am almost positive I...

5 Things to Consider When Visiting Point Park University Campus

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If you want to enroll as a student at Point Park University, it’s recommended that you take a campus tour so that you can learn more about the schools atmosphere and its many opportunities. If you plan an upcoming trip, you want to make sure that you take careful considerations so that you can truly decide if this is the right school for you. Look below to learn more about what you should consider. 1.) Consider the Dining Options Point Park University has a lot of dining options available to students. Whether you choose to live on campus or commute, you want to make sure you will be able to fulfill your individual food preference needs. You’ll want to...

5 Important Questions to ask While Visiting UCF Orlando

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Warning: this article contains classic clichés. If you have any known allergies to these figures of speech, stop reading immediately, as they can cause serious health concerns. Having said that, here’s Cliché #1: “Life is full of tough choices.” Broad, but true. In this context, the saying applies to the choice of where to go to college. Universities know this decision is difficult and they know the options are bountiful. So they give tours of the campus for potential applicants. This gives people an opportunity to see the school and hopefully make a more informed decision about which college will be best for them. However, the biggest drawback to these...

5 Things to Look For on a Campus Visit at Scripps College

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My visit to Scripps College the fall of my senior year immediately made Scripps my first choice college. As I visited Scripps, interacted with students, and interviewed in the admissions’ office, Scripps went from being one of many great colleges I was considering to a place I badly wanted to attend. The campus visit is a wonderful way to determine if a school is the right fit for you. Here are five unique features to explore during your visit to Scripps. 1.) Visit a class in the Core Curriculum. Prospective students may attend Scripps classes, and I highly recommend asking the admissions office to place you in one of the classes in the three semester...

Five Questions to Ask on your Campus Visit at UMass Amherst

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You are finally on your way to the UMass Amherst for your first visit, and the air has never smelled sweeter. As you pass through the Berkshires, you see the verdurous mountains and hills that stretch for miles and miles. You see the occasional farm, equipped with cows, horses, and manure. Thick trees line the forgotten highways and you know you’ve finally reached the pinnacle of your high school experience. As you pull into the Visitors Center at UMass Amherst, so many thoughts, feelings, and emotions pulse through your body. Firstly, the campus is massive and very beautiful. The vibrations of studying and good times swirl through the air, you may have just...

Five Things to Ask on a Campus Tour at University of Texas at Arlington

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Taking a tour of prospective college campuses is a great way to get to know the campus.  Finding a college that supports your lifestyle as well as academic goals is important when visiting campuses. Here are five questions to ask when visiting University of Texas at Arlington. 1.) Ask what types of research projects are important on campus. This is going to be important because it gives you a sense of the different levels of support the departments receive. It will also reveal what is happening in a department that is of importance to you. Being involved in different research projects as an undergrad can also assist you if you decide to pursue graduate...