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My oldest is a sophomore and already suggesting we go on college visits. I know a lot of families do this as a "rite of passage" almost, but what can really be gained from these visits? What can really be gleaned from a walk around the campus with a peppy UG? I have read comments like, "we crossed that college off of the list because the guide seemed pompous...or boring...or had a pierced nose". That just seems crazy. As for sitting in on a class, how can one class with one professor possibly be relevant given the vast differences between any 2 give instructors? What would I even look for if we were to go on campus visits? What kinds of things did you discover that you couldn't have discovered on the internet? Thanks for the input.