Finding the right college fit is important, as the institution you choose will fulfill the role of your ‘home away from home’ throughout your undergraduate experience. There is only so much that you can gauge about a college through online inquiry or printed literature, therefore, the campus visit is of critical importance.
A student can learn a lot through a campus a visit. Campus visits help students discern whether a university has the needed academic offerings and extracurricular opportunities. Whether a student is interested in a particular major, wants to explore opportunities to engage in the arts, is curious about research or study abroad experiences, or seeks insight about campus diversity and the sense of community, the campus visit provides firsthand access to the specific questions that you may have. The campus visit also permits students to assess whether or not the institution is the right fit overall. As a prospective student, you’ll want to make certain that the institution you choose addresses your academic, co-curricular, and support needs. Learn what Associate Dean of Diversity, Hattie Mukombe, and peer diversity colleagues had to say in a recent article published in US News and World Report about making the most of your campus visit experience.