Colleges visited

College Visits

There’s nothing like visiting a college campus to get a feel for the school. Students should try to visit when classes are in session. They’ll be able to talk to students, sit in on a class, maybe even try the cafeteria. What families don’t learn on a campus visit is a direct explanation of how the college competes against other colleges – the inside story.

The inside story

ScholarFITS Managing Director Bill Smith, has had hundreds of meetings at dozens of campuses. Just as students gain insight from seeing classes and meeting other students, Bill’s meetings with admissions, financial aid, and enrollment officers give him an insider’s perspective. During these meetings college officials discuss the colleges they compete with and detail the aid awarding strategies they use to compete for students.

The insight Bill has gained during these visits informs his counseling to students. Students understand that the application process can be very competitive. They may not understand as clearly that colleges are competing fiercely for them. Identifying the qualities a student has, and which colleges want to recruit students with those qualities, helps maximize the chance of admission and in many cases, the amount of financial aid awarded.

Colleges visited include Ivy League colleges, Division I public powerhouses, and well-known elite small colleges. But equally important are the many lesser-known colleges that offer the right student a great education and a great financial aid discount. Here are some of the colleges where Bill has met with the key people who determine how financial aid is awarded.

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American International University
American University
Amherst College
Anna Maria College
Arcadia University
Arizona State University
Augsburg College
Babson College
Baldwin Wallace University
Beloit College
Bentley University
Berea College
Bloomfield College
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Brandeis University
Brandman University
Brown University
Caldwell College
California Institute of Technology
Calvin College
Canisius College
Carleton College
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Castleton State University
Centre College
Claremont McKenna College
Clarkson University
Colby College
College of Charleston
College of Saint Benedict
College of Saint Elizabeth
College of the Atlantic
College of the Holy Cross
College of William and Mary
Colorado College
Columbia University
Community College of Vermont
Concord University
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Culinary Institute of America
Curry College
Davenport University
Dean College
Defiance College
DePaul University
Drew University
Eastern Connecticut State University
Elon University
Emmanuel College
Endicott College
Erskine College
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Fordham University
Franklin Pierce University
Georgian Court University
Gettysburg College
Glenville State College
Grinnell College
Hamilton College
Harvey Mudd College
Hobart and William Smith College
Hofstra University
Iona College
Ithaca College
John Carroll University
Johns Hopkins University
Johnson and Wales University
Juniata College
Keene State College
Kenyon College
Knox College
Lafayette College
Lake Erie College
Landmark College
Lasell College
Lindenwood University
Loyola University
Macalester College
Maine College of Art
Manhattan College
Marietta College
Marquette University
Marshall University
Maryland Institute College of Art
Marymount Manhattan College
Marymount University
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
Mercy College
Middlebury College
MIT
Mitchell College
Monmouth University
Monroe College
Montclair State University
New England College
New England Institute of Technology
New Jersey City University
New Jersey Institute of Technology
New York University
Nichols College
North Central College
Northeastern University
Northern Arizona University
Northern Vermont University
Northwestern University
Ohio Christian University
Olin College of Engineering
Pace University
Pitzer College
Point Park University
Pomona College
Princeton University
Providence College
Quinnipiac University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhode Island School of Design
Rider University
Roger Williams University
Rutgers University
Sacred Heart University
Saint Anselm College
Saint Francis College
Saint John’s University
Saint Joseph College
Saint Joseph’s College
Saint Louis University
Saint Michael’s College
Saint Peter’s College
Saint Xavier University
Scripps College
Seattle University
Shepherd University
Siena College
Simmons College
Skidmore College
Southern New Hampshire University
Springfield College
St Olaf College
Stevens Institute of Technology
Suffolk University
Swarthmore College
Thomas College
Trinity College
Tufts University
Union College
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas
University of Bridgeport
University of Delaware
University of Denver
University of Hartford
University of Massachusetts – Boston
University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth
University of Massachusetts – Lowell
University of Minnesota
University of New Haven
University of Pennsylvania
University of Redlands
University of Rochester
University of Tampa
University of Utah
University of Vermont
University of Washington
US Air Force Academy
Vermont Technical College
Washington and Lee University
Washington College
Washington University in Saint Louis
Waterloo University
Wayland Baptist University
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Wesleyan University
West Liberty University
West Virginia University
West Virginia Wesleyan College
Western Connecticut State University
Westminster College
Wheeling University
Williams College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Yale University
Yeshiva University
Massachusetts
District of Columbia
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Pennsylvania
Arizona
Minnesota
Massachusetts
Ohio
Wisconsin
Massachusetts
Kentucky
New Jersey
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Maine
Massachusetts
California
Rhode Island
New Jersey
California
Michigan
New York
Minnesota
Pennsylvania
Ohio
Vermont
Kentucky
California
New York
Maine
South Carolina
Minnesota
New Jersey
Maine
Massachusetts
Virginia
Colorado
New York
Vermont
West Virginia
Connecticut
New York
New York
Massachusetts
Michigan
Massachusetts
Ohio
Illinois
New Jersey
Connecticut
North Carolina
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
South Carolina
New Jersey
New York
New Hampshire
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
West Virginia
Iowa
New York
California
New York
New York
New York
New York
Ohio
Maryland
Rhode Island
Pennsylvania
New Hampshire
Ohio
Illinois
Pennsylvania
Ohio
Vermont
Massachusetts
Missouri
Maryland
Minnesota
Maine
New York
Ohio
Wisconsin
West Virginia
Maryland
New York
Virginia
Massachusetts
New York
Vermont
Massachusetts
Connecticut
New Jersey
New York
New Jersey
New Hampshire
Rhode Island
New Jersey
New Jersey
New York
Massachusetts
Illinois
Massachusetts
Arizona
Vermont
Illinois
Ohio
Massachusetts
New York
California
Pennsylvania
California
New Jersey
Rhode Island
Connecticut
New York
Rhode Island
New Jersey
Rhode Island
New Jersey
Connecticut
New Hampshire
New York
Minnesota
Connecticut
Maine
Missouri
Vermont
New Jersey
Illinois
California
Washington
West Virginia
New York
Massachusetts
New York
New Hampshire
Massachusetts
Minnesota
New Jersey
Massachusetts
Pennsylvania
Maine
Connecticut
Massachusetts
New York
Arizona
Arkansas
Connecticut
Delaware
Colorado
Connecticut
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Minnesota
Connecticut
Pennsylvania
California
New York
Florida
Utah
Vermont
Washington
Colorado
Vermont
Virginia
Maryland
Missouri
Ontario
Texas
Massachusetts
Connecticut
West Virginia
West Virginia
West Virginia
Connecticut
Utah
West Virginia
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Connecticut
New York

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