March 02, 2016

College Tours Recap

Over the past four days, my mom and I did a lot of driving around the South looking at various colleges. I had seen a bunch of New England campuses before, but had never been on the actual tours, so this was the official start of my college search process. We flew into Charlotte, NC because all of the schools I was looking at are in a two hour radius of the airport. Going into this trip, the only thing that I was certain about was that I want to go to college in the South. Don't get me wrong, I am a New England girl, but I want to do something a bit different for four years... plus the warm weather is a major incentive. We looked at five schools ranging from small liberal arts to large state schools.  I highly recommend looking at all different types of schools on your first college trip because it is extremely helpful in figuring out what you like and what you don't like. I love looking at other people's pictures of campuses, so I thought I would share a few of the pictures I snapped on each visit!

{Clemson University}
South Carolina 18,000 undergrad

UGA was not a school that was on my list, but because it was only an hour from Clemson we decided to quickly stop in. Caitlin from Your Typical Prep was so sweet and showed us all around the campus. I think the school is a little bit too big for me, but I am so glad that I got to see what a big state school looks like, plus the town of Athens is seriously the cutest college town! 

{University of Georgia} 
Georgia 27,000 undergrad 

I also got to meet Shannon from Prep Avenue on my college adventure. She is a tour guide at Furman and showed me around the beautiful campus. This trip really gave me a new appreciation for blogging, as meeting the girls behind some of my favorite blogs really creates a more personal feel for this crazy online world we live in.

{Furman University}
South Carolina 2,600 undergrad

{Elon University}
North Carolina 5,600 undergrad

{Wake Forest University} 
North Carolina 4,800 undergrad 

This trip was very eye opening and allowed me to really figure out what I want from a college. I am excited to see where the process takes me and feel even more motivated to make junior year my best academic performance thus far!


Preppy by the Sea

1 comment :

  1. It's been four and half years now since I've done the whole college your thing. I think it's best to keep an open mind and go somewhere with lots of majors because the chances that you change your mind are actually pretty high. It's important to identify characteristics that you really like. It's great to look at a variety of school types so that you have a ton to compare.