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campus tour videos, in case you can’t personally make it out for a visit. Students also upload photos from around the campus, giving you a visual taste of what you can expect, should you decide to enroll. Another great feature is the scholarship review section, where students post about the ease (or difficulty) of dealing with the financial aid office, and give tips on what awards may be available. Want to know how 'hot' the guys or girls are on campus? It’s included, too!
service is not free, you can schedule a 30-minute session for only $29, which is usually cheaper than a campus visit. You’ll be able to review the student’s background, such as year in school, major and even his/her opinions on the college, which allows you to select the student who will provide you with the best answers to your questions. Want to know your chances of being accepted? They have a free tool for that, as well.
typical statistics, such as incoming grade point averages and test scores, as well as your odds of being accepted. Students give their opinions about their fellow classmates, professors, and even what they love (or hate) about the campus. Current and former students are encouraged to upload photos and videos, and are entered to win $2,500 for giving their advice to others.
CollegeConfidential.comCollege Confidential is best known for its forum structure, which allows users to ask (or answer) any question they may have about college, but few may know about the site’s CampusVibe™ section. Here, you can browse reviews, photos and videos from other students who have completed a campus visit. It’s a great tool to use, especially if you are planning a visit soon. You can get tips on how to schedule tours and interviews, where to park or stay when you visit, and the ‘must see’ places to include on your trip. If you are unable to visit the campus, many of these student videos give you ample information to make an informed choice on whether to include or remove a school from your prospective list.
cost of attendance, how long it takes to graduate, available majors, and whether the campus social scene is right for you. Don’t get caught up in the ‘name game’ either; just because a school isn’t considered part of the Ivy League doesn’t mean you won’t get a first-class education and have an amazing college experience. Do your homework, talk to others who have been there, and, if possible, take a trip to visit the campus in person. In the end, only you can decide which college is right for you.