It’s that time of year! Seniors are making decisions about what college or university they are interested in attending in the fall. Part of that important decision is making college visits to potential universities. Sometimes that is not as easy as it sounds, though. For many of our virtual students, it is difficult to travel out of state or even take off work to visit an in-state university. While it does not replace a tour in real life, there are many virtual options available to students who want to check out a campus, their buildings, and their dorms without ever leaving your home.
The following websites will let you tour most the country’s universities. You can even get a taste of the city around the college. Take a look at a few colleges you have your eye on. Let us know in the comments which universities would be a good fit for you!
YouVisit – YouVisit is a website that lets you take virtual tours of colleges, restaurants, hotels, and other venues. They even have some really neat immersive virtual reality experiences available online too (everything from 360 video to Google Cardboard/Samsung Gear VR/Oculus Rift experiences). This is a website you could get lost in!
CampusTours – CampusTours is a website that focuses solely on colleges and universities. Here you can view interactive maps that lead you to images and additional information about each location. There are also video tours and mobile walking tours available. This website has virtual reality capability as well for you Google Cardboard users.