Great Questions to Ask on Campus Tours
By Tonya DuBois
Planning your college campus visits? Here are some great questions to ask your tour guide:
What makes this school unique compared to other similar schools of similar size?
What is one thing you would change about your college?
How easy/difficult is it to register for classes? Do you get into the classes you want?
Do you need to take some classes online?
What is your largest and your smallest class this year?
What is the Freshmen retention rate?
Do you sometimes meet 1-on-1 with your professors?
Are any of your classes taught by a teaching assistant?
What is your favorite campus tradition?
Where is your favorite place to hang out on campus?
What % of the student body belongs to a fraternity/sorority?
Do most students stay on campus or go home on the weekends?
What was your favorite/most interesting class you’ve taken so far?
Can undergrads work with professors on research?
Are certain dorms more appealing than others and why?
When off-campus, where do students mostly hang out?
Have there been any recent student protests? About what? And, how did school respond?
When walking around at night, what safety measures are in place?
What do you wish you had asked when visiting college campuses?
What is your best piece of advice for an incoming freshman?
What surprised you most after you started here?
Where can I find a school newspaper?
Questions to avoid??? Anything you can readily find on their website!