When visiting a college campus, it is often difficult to get a straight answer from people in the admissions office about student life. So if you really want to learn what students are like, you need to ask random people, like the people working the counters at the cafes and bookstores. Ask them about whether students are intellectually serious or more interested in partying. You’ll often get a straight answer from people who really have no vested interest in giving you the “party line.” So if you want the straight scoop about a college campus, ask the right questions of unsuspecting people. You’ll be surprised how much you can learn.
Mark interviews Nathan, a tour guide at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California.
Mark takes the mystique out of co-ed bathrooms, which are being adopted by many schools with no apparent ill effect.
Mark speaks about the options for religious students searching for colleges to attend.
Mark advises students not to take “research” at face value when considering a college.
Mark says the University of Southern California in Los Angeles has every reason to be popular… or does it?
Mark visits Vassar College and talks about some of its more left-leaning tendencies.
Mark reminds students to take information sessions with a grain of salt and keep an eye out for the hard facts.
Mark goes to Hamilton College in Upstate New York to talk about the value of a first-hand impression of a college.
Mark talks about the shift in the function of university libraries as less students use books for their research.