Admitted-Student Day vs. Ordinary-Day Visits?
On admitted-student days, colleges trot out balloons and banners, their perkiest undergrads and rock-star profs. These events can be a great way to view school highlights and to see if the lion’s share of future classmates are sporting pink polos ... or pink hair. But some parents and their progeny insist that a better way to get to know a prospective alma mater is by showing up when the admission folks aren’t pulling out all the stops and when, instead, it’s business-as-usual on campus, not bells-and-whistles.
So for those of you who have attended an admitted-students day recently ... or in the past ... would you recommend seeing a candidate college that way or do you feel that an under-the-radar visit is more effective?