1. Get an immersive experience
No amount of online research or virtual tours can help you understand how you will feel in an environment. Walking through the campus, watching classes in action, and interacting with current students allows you to hear and see the culture you’ll be a part of everyday.
2. See the facilities first hand
When you visit a college, you have a chance to see the facilities yourself. Seeing the classrooms you’ll work in, the areas you’ll hang out in, and the resources you’ll have available will help you gauge a program’s quality. Whether you choose a personal visit or an open house, you’ll be able to take all the research you’ve done online and see if it matches what you see.