College Tours Articles

5 Must-Do Things When Taking a College Campus Tour

It is all about the college campus tour.  One study found that the campus visit is the single largest influence on student application decisions. College Campus tours help students get to know schools more intimately. It easy to research a school, check out their social media profiles, examine locations, majors offered, student/teacher ratio, etc. However, […]

College Visits and Travel Reimbursement

I do not have a large budget for far-away college visits, which is a good excuse for keeping my children close to home. I was recently researching Drexel University in Pennslvania for my daughter to see if it was worth a trip  (it would require an overnight stay) and I was surprised to discover that […]

College Tour Tuesday: Newbury College

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 Newbury College.  […]

College Tour Tuesday: Boston College

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 Boston College.  […]

College Tour Tuesday: Boston University

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 Boston University.  […]

College Tour Tuesdays: Emmanuel College

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.  […]

College Tour Tuesdays: Wentworth Institute of Technology

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 Wentworth […]

Transformative Tours: Grinnell College

Molly Rideout, Grinnell College ’10 When Molly Rideout visited Grinnell College, she had no idea that she would find a home away from home. Molly, apprehensive about visiting her second-choice Grinnell College, went into her visit with low expectations. Seeing the Grinnell College campus, meeting students, and getting a feel for life at college changed […]

College Tour Tuesday: Berklee College of Music Tour

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. Over the summer, Vivian, Jenna […]

College Visits Gone Bad: Overnight Visit Horror Stories

At StudentAdvisor, we’re big fans of the college visit. It’s a crucial part of high school seniors and juniors choosing the college that best fits them, as well as gives a little inside look at what college life is like. However, what happens when a college visit goes bad? We look at some data about […]

How to Keep Your High School Junior or Senior from Burning Out

By Sam Coren StudentAdvisor.com Staff It’s pretty common for students experience an intense amount of pressure and anxiety during their last two years of high school. Between standardized tests, after school activities, college tours, applications, and who can forget all that homework, it’s easy for teens to get overwhelmed. So how can you, as a parent, […]

Embarrassing Questions Parents Ask on College Tours

By Sam Coren StudentAdvisor.com Staff Whether you’re BFF with your parents or can’t stand to be in the same room as them, you can’t ignore the fact that they play a huge role in your college search.  And there’s nothing that screams “quality time” more than going on college tours with mom and pops in […]