A campus visit sheds light on the information you may already know in a tangible way. Visiting your top schools will inform you of the type of environment that is truly being cultivated and whether you belong in that space. The experience of walking down the hallways, hearing the chatter of students, sitting in classes in your potential major and engaging in formal as well as informal conversations can be a game changer. A school that might have sounded dreamy on paper, might end up feeling cold and detached in reality. On the other hand, a school that was on the list but not necessarily your favorite, might rise dramatically in appeal after a campus visit. So in the hustle and bustle of this hectic season, make sure to set time to visit your top 3 choices before or after you have been admitted.