Interacting with the students on-campus wherever you are thinking about attending college, will be your best source of real life information about the college. While you visit the college, you need to set aside a nice amount of time to interact with students. You need to think of a few general questions that you can ask them about the college to gain more information and insight.
Young adults, especially students in college, are very opinionated and had no problems sharing their opinions. Feel free to ask questions about whatever you like. The students that go to the college you are visiting have first-hand experience with that particular school. There have been many students that have found out more information by talking with other students who attend the college of their choice than by any other means.
Be sure and talk to students at all different locations in the university. These locations include, but are not limited to the library, the gym, cafeteria, and in the general walking areas around campus. Ask the students about all the classes, the professors, the atmosphere, the social life, housing conditions, and the food in the cafeteria. Get all by table information that you possibly can from each and every source.
When you talk to students at the college, you should pay attention to their personality. This will give you one of the best insights into the college’s personality in the type of students that they have attracted. This will give you an idea if the college’s liberal, conservative, nerdy, clean-cut, or a party school. Knowing the school, its personality, and what other students identify it as is very important.
Whatever particular major you have decided on or are leaning towards, visit that particular area or building of the campus. Talk to the students that are hanging around that area. This will give you another great insight into what kind of students will be your peers. Large universities can have a wide range and mixture of different personalities and students. Matching your personality with the other students that are attending is a great way to make friends and build your social life while you are attending college.