Want a real take on what a college tour is like? Vivian, Jenna and Jacqueline, three students at Emerson College, want to help! These students plan to take every college tour in metro Boston (and maybe more) over this summer, and have been blogging about it at Rate My College Tour.
This week, we highlight their tour of Emmanuel College.
Informative vs Entertainment
This tour was the perfect balance between information and entertainment. We enjoyed ourselves the entire time and left the tour having had fun. We also felt as though we learned everything we possibly could have about the college. We were able to see all of the buildings, meet important people, and learn all about life as a student at Emmanuel.
Quality/Quantity of free stuff
As mentioned before all of the literature was scattered about the room and there was enough that we did not feel uncomfortable taking it. We also received a free pen. Additionaly, the admissions counselor went well out of her way to print a map of the Colleges of the Fenway for the other members of the tour… for free.
Quality of literature provided
The literature was very student friendly and youth-oriented. It was full of lots of useful information with no boring filler. It seemed as though there was a piece of paper to take home for any question that we may have had.
Length of tour
Perfect tour length. We saw everything we needed to see. We learned everything we needed to learn. And we never got bored. We were constantly entertained, but the tour ended at the perfect moment, just like the ending to a great film. You don’t leave with any questions and you don’t check your watch to see how long you’ve been there.
Additionally, Jenna was wearing a brand new pair of shoes on this tour that were tearing her feet apart. This tour lasted the perfect amount of time for her less than sufficient Dora the Explorer band-aids to hold up.
Over the summer, Vivian, Jenna and Jacqueline, with some friends, plan on taking 47 college tours and want to report on the best and worst parts of every Boston school. Each Tuesday, we’ll be publishing highlights of their various college tours. If you can’t make it to every college you want to tour this summer, keep up with StudentAdvisorand Rate My College Tour!