My daughter thankfully got into a bunch of great schools and she is in decision mode now. She received an acceptance to RPI and 50% off total tuition costs. She has never visited. She was initially excited about their school size, AI, engineering, and research. After learning about the mandatory summer schedule and a few other not so good stories, she now has recently dropped it to the bottom of her list.
We are going to visit WPI and it looks to be 2 hours away from each other and not really a time difference heading home for us. It will add an extra day overall to our visit though. No loss of school time, but an extra hotel night. She is unable to go to the one RPI accepted student day, because of a mandatory school commitment. So when we go, it will be a basic tour and the rest of the day to tour on our own or maybe meet up with someone and asked questions.
I am asking if people think it is worth checking out? Has anyone see their child do a 180 just from a visit? Will it change someone's mind who doesn't think highly of it? A part of me really wants her give it a chance, but deep down I don't think it will end up being the college for her.