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Visit Our Campus

Why Should You Tour College Campus?

When it comes to selecting a college, each student has unique priorities. That's why campus visits are a great way to determine your personal preferences and non-negotiables. As you explore our beautiful, red-brick buildings and meet with your admissions counselor, you'll understand why so many students choose to call Columbia College home.

But don't take our words for it! Use this opportunity to discover what you truly desire and pave your own path towards the future you want!

Experience Columbia College

Personalized Campus Visits

The best way to understand if Columbia College is the right fit for you is by experiencing it first-hand. Meet current students, faculty and staff and start building relationships that will help you succeed in your first year.

Group Campus Visits

Ready to inspire your middle or high school class to higher education? Group visits are a great way to get a feel for college life and learn more about what Columbia College has to offer. Plan to stay at least 1.5 hours, with additional options available upon request.

Virtual Tour

Explore our dynamic campus from the comfort of your own home. As you navigate through our state-of-the-art facilities, innovative learning spaces, and verdant parks, you'll feel the pulse of our community, a community that thrives on forward-thinking and inclusivity.

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Jun 05, 2024

Quest Day

Newly admitted students are required to attend to register for classes.

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Make the Most of Your Time on Campus

Starting the college search is filled with anticipation and new opportunities! This guide is here to help you navigate through the exploration of your college options.

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Here are some strategies to make each campus visit count: 

  • Take notes: Keep a record of each campus visit. Note down the essentials such as costs, scholarship opportunities, and degree programs that pique your interest. Remember to jot down your feelings and impressions about each campus. 
  • Weigh your options: For each college, make a list of pros and cons. Factors might include the safety of the campus, tuition rates, location, or availability of scholarships. 
  • Capture the experience: Photos can help you remember the atmosphere of each campus. Don't hesitate to snap pictures during your tour. 
  • Consider the geography: Is the campus and surrounding community easy to navigate? How close is the nearest airport? Reflect on the ease of travel for holidays and breaks. 
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Asking questions is a crucial part of your campus visit. It helps you understand more about the college and what it has to offer. Here are some thought-provoking questions to guide your conversation: 

  • Campus Safety: How secure is the campus? Are there dedicated campus safety officers, and what is the frequency of their patrols? 
  • Campus Policies: What are the rules regarding smoking and alcohol on campus? 
  • Class Size: What is the typical class size? 
  • Faculty Credentials: Who primarily teaches the classes – professors or graduate teaching assistants? Do professors hold the highest degrees in their respective fields? 
  • Career Opportunities: Does the college provide internship opportunities? What about lifelong career services? 
  • Student Support: What kind of academic and personal support services does the college offer? 
  • Student Life: What activities, clubs, or organizations are available for students to join? 
  • Diversity: How does the college promote diversity and inclusion on campus? 

Remember, there's no such thing as a silly question – if it matters to you, it's worth asking! 

because a future built by you is a future built for you.

Too many people have been made to feel that higher education isn’t a place for them— that it is someone else’s dream. But we change all that. With individualized attention and ongoing support, we help you write a new story for the future where you play the starring role.