4 Reasons College Campus Visits Are a Waste of Time & Money

College campus visits are a ritual. A rite of passage. A requirement. And they also are mostly a waste of time and money. As the summer winds down, my team and I have been busy debriefing our students and their parents about whatever summertime college campus visits they have done in the past month or […]

Got the summer travel bug? Plan some college visits!

Visiting colleges is a big part of the whole college process, but it can be a tricky thing to plan! Between classes, sports, clubs, jobs, and other obligations, sometimes it’s impossible to get college visits scheduled during the school year. Now that you’ve got your whole summer stretching out in front of you, it’s time […]

Expert College Advisor on Touring Universities

Mark explains what to expect from campus tours and universities large and small.

May I Sit in on a Class?

Sitting in on a college class is a great way to learn more about the academic environment on a college campus. Here are a few recommendations.

Haverford College – A Small College With A Big Student Voice

Haverford College is great choice for students looking to be surrounded by other academically motivated peers, who are looking to have a voice on campus, and think that honor and integrity is important both inside and outside the classroom

Villanova University – Strong Community, Identity and Religious Foundation

Villanova University is a great choice for students looking for a campus with a strong community, identity, and religious foundation.

Visiting College Campuses: A Tour Guide Shares Tips

Sometimes campus tour guides go above and beyond.  While on the University of Alabama campus recently, I was treated to a private tour by a polite, knowledgeable, and good humored young gentleman.  He gave me the grand tour, and fielded my penetrating questions very well.  So I asked him whether he thought it would be […]

College Visits: Remember Three Important Features

When I visit college and university campuses, I try to search for a few distinguishing features that will help me remember what makes this particular institution stand out from its peers.  Often I will start by asking admissions counselors–who are, after all, in the business of marketing–what they see as the three most important things […]