Why Are They Important?
I can remember traveling 4 hours during my 7th grade trip to Tallahassee and touring Florida A&M University. It was a moment of realization for me, to finally witness everything I heard about this beautiful institution from my family growing up. To continue on the legacy that began long before my existence was one I took pride in. And I could not wait to begin my journey as a student there.
College campus tours are important for students to take because it provides a first-hand view of the college/university. Once you visit, how you feel about the school will have an affect on the direction your college search and application process will take. This also allows you to become familiar with the campus culture; visit the dorms, cafeteria/food court, recreational facilities, student activities, and classrooms; the ability to ask questions and interact with current students; the opportunity to meet with Professors, Admissions Advisors, and Financial Aid Counselors; and to get a sense of what college life will possibly be like.
It is important to take advantage of any opportunities you have to tour college campuses. Utilize your breaks, whether it be Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer. Take the time to familiarize your self with your likes and dislikes of each campus, which will help you refine your college search.