There is no better way to learn about a potential college than to experience it for yourself.
Try to schedule visits when colleges are in session so you can get a sense of campus life. This step in the journey is crucial because the college you are looking at could be vastly different from your hometown. Check out CollegeBoard’s Campus Visit Guide and this college visit Q&A as you prepare for your visits. If the college is far away and requires extensive travel, contact the school’s admissions office. In some instances, colleges can help applicants pay for travel to their campus.