Wondering if a college is a fit? Check out its website.
A college's website contains more than just facts about the school. It can be a window into what it's like to be a student there. Here's how to take a deeper look at a college through its website.
See what students are talking about.
Read the student newspaper online and review literary magazines and student blogs. These can tell you a lot about campus politics, the social scene, and the college's collective sense of humor.
Look at what it's like to be a freshman.
Pages devoted to incoming freshmen will give you an idea of how the college supports its newest students. Look at areas of the website for "current students" to find out about what services are available, such as health care, technology support, and housing.
Check out the faculty -- and more.
Make an effort to explore the college's website for all the factors that matter to you, from the faculty in the majors you're interested in, to the college's traditions and values.
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