There is so much to see and do on a college campus, from athletics to music to politics. And every college campus has its own vibe—a feeling you get when walking around campus. That atmosphere is influenced by the college’s size, geographic location, housing options, and student body.
To learn more about a college’s residential or social features, go to CCPL’s Beyond High School page, click on the link for bigfuture. Enter the name of a college and choose its link, then click on “Campus Life” for general information about students, housing, and activities. It is best to go directly to the college’s website for the most accurate and detailed information on campus activities and offerings.
The ideal way to experience a college’s culture is to visit its campus when students are present. Sit in on a class, read the school newspaper, check out the recreational facilities, the dorms, and the dining hall. Attend a cultural or athletic event. Take time to talk with current students about campus interests. You should be able to tell if you would feel comfortable there. If not, keep searching. With so many options to choose from, you will find another college to better meet your needs.