If you are considering a college should you visit one of the multiple virtual sites? Are the tours realistic or even interesting?
Well the answer is yes, yes and yes. If you have never been to a campus then the video walking tours on sites such as the college websites themselves or youvisit.com will show you the landmarks of the campus with a detailed commentary. This can help you eliminate colleges that you find unappealing from looks alone. Once you have selected several of interest then you can try different parts of a website like collegeclickTV.com to compare statistics of colleges and view videos.
Videos made by students can be viewed on every subject especially on youtube.com. If you want to know what the inside of a dorm looks like then youtube.com will have a video to show you. Keep in mind that this site is not edited and contains students' subjective opinions so it might be wise to view several videos on controversial subjects before coming to the truth.
Once you have narrowed your college preferences down you really need to visit the schools in person. The reason is that it is vital that you feel at home and that you can see yourself spending the next four years of your life at the school. Visit while school is in session and see if you get the feeling