YouVisit is an online resource for virtual college tours. At first glance, it is pretty impressive. You “walk in the door” and see gorgeous and lavish pictures of college campuses. You see right away that you can search for the colleges of your choice, and you can also investigate other college tours that you are not familiar with. They provide you with sample tours, and they also offer a free web consultation on adding your campus’s tour to their web page.
They implement an easy, user-friendly form to prospective clients, students, school administrators, and the passerby. One form allows you to reserve a time, if needed, or to contact the team with questions and comments. You can also request a different appointment time for inquiring about your college tour free consultation on this form if the time that you need is reserved or a later date. This is also where you will find their toll-free contact number (at the top of the form), as well as the locations of their corporate headquarters addresses in New York and Florida.
Search college tours
Searching for campus tours is also an easily implemented process and leaves no confusion in your mind. You simply input the college name and/or city and/or state to search for the college tour that you are searching out. For example, if you enter YouVisit – University of Arkansas the search will give you 50 results for virtual college tours in that state. You then will choose the campus you want to tour, if your college is listed there. You can also search different parameters to find the college. When you mouse-over the grid of campuses, you will see basic information about the campus, as well if you can have a full tour on the site, preview the tour, or request a tour of that campus.
The college tour
When you have searched for your college and found the one that you want to view, you can mouse-over the images to see an outline of information about the campus. When you hold your mouse over the campus of your choice, it tells you the location, institution type, year threshold, campus setting, enrollment, and the tuition for in-state and out-of-state students.
From the search results, you can click on the image, and it will take you to a landing page for the campus. In my case, I searched for Arkansas, and I found University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR. While on the landing page, I observed that I could take a walking tour of the campus, see panoramic views, watch videos, and look at photos. I could also interact with that campus via Facebook, as well as schedule a visit, apply online, and learn more about the college. It truly is a complete tour of the campus with bonuses of being able to apply on the spot and comment directly to their social media connection.
When you click on the full tour, it is a guided walk through the campus. You navigate the campus at your speed, and it helps you decide whether you would like a physical tour of the campus, since you cannot feel the overall atmosphere through a virtual tour. What a great tool for people that are looking for the college of their choice. Every prospective college student should give this site a test drive.