Why should I go to school here?

aka, what to do/ask when visiting a college

You're visiting your cousins over Thanksgiving (or Winter Break, or Spring Break, etc) and there's a college nearby that you think you should visit. Visiting a college can be a make or break factor in deciding where you want to school: on their website, it looks like a great school, but in reality, it could feel totally different to you. The earlier you visit a college, the better. Wouldn't you like to know that it is a good or not-so-good fit BEFORE you spend the money on an application fee? Below are some things you can do while visiting a campus. Note that some activities, such as meeting with an admission officer, talking with a professor, or staying overnight in a dorm might need to be set up in advance.