It is always best to visit a post-secondary school in person. There are times when it is not possible to do so, then an alternative is available: Virtual tours online. Some school websites have this available under their Admissions tab when seeking how to visit the campus. These websites listed below have a “bank” of virtual tours and links for more information about a college campus. Just click on the links below… have fun exploring!
Also, check out a brand new series on Amazon Prime entitled “The College Tour.” You can also access the episodes on https://www.thecollegetour.com/tours/. Each episode of The College Tour will focus on a single college or university.
From campus life, academics, housing, sports, activities, and much more… each student driven segment will give young people an inside look at what it’s truly like being a student at the featured college or university.
YouVisit.com – Excellent resource with over 600 schools to explore. Many large schools throughout the U.S. are available to view as well as the “Ivies.” Many PA schools are available on this site as well, including many of the PASSHE schools like Millersville, Penn State, of course, and some of their branches, Temple, and Lebanon Valley College. Each school tour comes complete with a student tour guide. No log-in account is necessary.
Campusreel.org – Another good resource with 15,000 real videos, tours, and experiences from over 300 colleges, all made by actual students. Some of the PA schools covered here are Pitt, Penn State, Bloomsburg, University of Delaware, Lehigh, Lafayette, Bucknell, and more. Just create your own free account to access the information.
Campustours.com – This site will link you to YouTube and virtual reality tours of school campuses. Plus you can connect to some tours via Instagram.