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College visits are an important step within the college search process. Experiencing campus in-person gives you the opportunity to imagine your life if you attended that school. It’s also a great time to ask questions and interact with current students and admissions staff. Be sure to draft a list of questions for the tour guide at each campus visit. If you’re stumped, take inspiration from the questions below!

  1. Why did you choose XYZ University?
  2. What other schools did you consider?
  3. What makes you most proud to be a student at XYZ University?
  4. How is the surrounding area?
  5. What is your biggest piece of advice for a new student at XYZ University?
  6. Do all first-year students live on-campus?
  7. Are all first-year students guaranteed housing?
  8. Can first-year students park on campus?
  9. What do most students do during the summer?
  10. What kind of hands-on experiences are built into my major?
  11. Are study abroad programs offered?
  12. What kind of on-campus jobs are available? Where do students work near campus?
  13. Is there tutoring I can access?
  14. Most popular majors/minors?
  15. What kind of services does the career center offer?
  16. Who will my advisor be?
  17. What kind of campus safety resources exist?
  18. What is there do on the weekends? Do a lot of students stay on campus on the weekend?
  19. Best tradition on campus?
  20. What do you wish you knew about the school before you came as a freshman?

We hope these questions spark inspiration for you, and help you come up with your own. Enjoy your college visits and happy decision making!