VIRTUAL COLLEGE TOURS YOU CAN TAKE FROM HOME

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly all colleges are currently closed to students and visitors. This situation might be particularly frustrating to high school seniors (and their parents) who would like to tour the schools they’ve been admitted to in order to make the most informed admissions decision possible. Also, spring break is traditionally the time that high school juniors and sophomores would visit various college campuses to get a sense of student life on the campuses they’re thinking of applying to.

But not this year.

Since you cannot visit colleges and universities in person at the moment, here is a list of virtual tours you can join in lieu of an in-person visit. We particularly like Campus Reel because the videos are typically produced by students, not by the school or a professional production company.

Furman University / YouTube

YouTube.com

Most colleges have their own YouTube channels. Just search for the school you’re interested in.

Northeastern University / YouVisit

YouVisit.com

360-degree and virtual reality walking tours of 600+ colleges with a tour guide in the lower right corner narrating your visit.

North Carolina State University / YouniversityTV

YouniversityTV.com

The largest producer of professional college video tours.

Dartmouth College / Go Beyond the Brochure

Go Beyond the Brochure

A YouTube channel featuring a great “5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Attending…” video series.

UC Berkeley / CampusReel

CampusReel.org

15,000+ walking tours and videos of campus and dorm life recorded by students from the school.