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Questions To Ask During A College Visit

Depending on whom you talk to, you'll get a wide range of views about a college during your campus visit. Ask the same questions of different people to get a good feel for what the truth is. For example, ask a student, a professor and an admissions officer about the difficulty (or ease) of an academic program.


Questions to ask college students

  • What are the more popular extracurricular activities (or ask specifically about the activity you are interested in)?
  • Are you able to study in your dorm room?
  • Do many students go home or away on weekends?
  • Are professors accessible outside of class?
  • Are campus jobs available?
  • Were you able to register for all the classes you wanted?
  • If you were to do it again, would you choose this college?
  • Did you receive financial aid?
  • What is the social life like at this school?
  • Would you call this a Greek school?

 

Questions to ask an Admissions Officer

  • What are your most popular/distinguished programs?
  • How many students will be in my first year courses? Are those courses taught by full-time faculty or by graduate assistants?
  • Describe the college's resources for first-year students - computers, library, access to special equipment, such as in labs, etc.
  • What kinds of work-study jobs are available?
  • Am I likely to be admitted?
  • What percentage of students receive financial aid and what does the typical package provide?
  • Are there academic/talent scholarships available?

 

Questions to ask yourself on campus

  • Could I live in one of the dorm rooms I visit?
  • Are the buildings on campus in good shape?
  • Are the computers and lab equipment plentiful and new?
  • Are common areas of dorms comfortable and do the facilities meet demand?
  • Are the grounds attractive?
  • Is the campus close enough - or far enough away - from the city for me?
  • How is it getting around campus?

 

Questions to ask yourself in the classroom

  • Do students appear to be interested in the material?
  • Do students participate in discussion?
  • Do the students seem to have a relationship with the professor?
  • Would I feel comfortable as a student in this setting?
  • Is the material challenging enough for me?

 

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