As high school seniors begin the hunt for the perfect college, it would be wonderful to take a few weeks off and travel all over the country to visit campuses from coast to coast. Many families do make an effort to go on some tours and information sessions, but if your choices range from UCLA to Wisconsin and Emory, it becomes a physical, emotional and financial impossibility.
There are other ways to get a feel for the schools to which you plan to apply. There is a great deal of information on the universities’ websites and in guidebooks we recommend. You should also reach out to current college students and graduates among family and friends. There are some new and exciting start-up services offered by college students which connect applicants with current college students for a phone or Skype Q and A. Campus Sherpa and Campus Owl are definitely worth a look!
College Essay Whiz invites you to take advantage of another resource: Our own reviews of campuses that we have recently toured ourselves! Over the next few weeks, we will highlight our experiences at colleges and universities at all different locations, with fascinating features and little known facts! Join us as we take you on our own virtual tours!
First stop: Rhode Island School of Design