If you haven’t already scheduled your college visits, spring break is a great time to do it. Sure I know you don’t want to spend your spring break visiting colleges but look at it this way, you get to travel to places you’ve never been before and being on a college campus is pretty exciting!
There is a lot to take in while on campus so make sure you go prepared. Trust me, you will forget all the little details the college has to offer so I suggest you make sure you have a notebook so you can jot down notes during your visit.
US News 36 Questions to Ask on a College Visit
How much time do students typically spend on homework?
How much writing and reading are expected?
What is the average class size of introductory classes?
How widely used are teaching assistants on your campus?
What is the average class size of upper-division courses?
What opportunities are there for undergraduate research?
How many students participate in undergraduate research?
Is there a culminating senior year experience?
Do you have an honors college?
Do you have a learning community or other freshman experience?
What is your average financial aid package?
What is the typical breakdown of loans versus grants?
What percentage of financial need does the school typically meet?
What is the average merit award?
What percentage of students receive college grants?
What is the average college debt that students leave with?
What work-study opportunities are there?
Graduation Track Record
What is your four-year graduation rate?
What is your five-year graduation rate?
What does it take to graduate in four years?
What percentage of freshmen return for sophomore year?
What type of tutoring program do you have?
How do you provide academic advice to students?
Do you have a
writing center and how do I access it?
What kind of learning disability resources do you have?
How many students at the college get internships?
What percentage of students study abroad?
What type of career services do you have?
What kind of dorm choices are there?
What percentage of student live on campus?
How long are dorm accommodations guaranteed?
How many students live on campus?
Do most students go home on the weekend?
What percentage of the study body belongs to a sorority or fraternity?
What activities are offered to students?
What clubs do you have on campus?