Ask these questions on a campus tour

Touring a school? Have these q's on hand

Ask these questions on a campus tour

What are the most important questions to ask on a campus tour? Here are some you should ask:


• Is there a core curriculum? How restrictive or broad is it?

• Is study abroad encouraged?

• What are the most popular majors?

• How accessible are the faculty and staff? How well do they get to know students?

• Is there guaranteed housing for freshmen? Where do upperclassmen live?

• Are there laundry and kitchen facilities?

• Do many students go home on weekends, leaving the campus deserted? 

• If they stay on campus, how do students spend their leisure time?

• How accessible are the athletic and recreational facilities for non-intercollegiate athletics?

• What is the average financial aid package for the freshman year? For the remaining school years?

• What is the placement record for jobs and/or graduate school in my chosen field?

• Are campus buildings new? If not, are the older buildings in good shape? How well are the grounds maintained?

• How appealing are the residence facilities? Is there an adequate number? Are they well lit? Are there safety features such as fire escapes, limited entry, etc.? 

• Is the main eating facility inviting, clean and well managed? What are the hours and food choices?

• Are there modern computer labs and equipment? 

• Where is the campus clinic located and is it well staffed and equipped?

• Is public transportation available and where is the nearest airport and/or train station located?

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