1. Look the campus over, being mindful of the general appearance. Are the old buildings in good repair? Is there new construction? How are the grounds maintained?
2. Observe the neighborhood around the school. How is the public transportation?
3. How appealing are the residence facilities? Adequate number? Well lit? Where located? Safety features (fire escapes, limited entry)? Are there a variety of residential choices? Laundry and kitchen facilities?
4. Is the eating facility inviting, clean, well run? Where is it located? What are the hours (important for athletes and late risers)? Are there a variety of eating choices with hours that appeal to students? What do the students say about the food?
5. Inspect the computer facilities. Is there an adequate number? How up to date?
6. Inspect the labs and equipment. How accessible? How modern? How plentiful?
7. Visit the library. How large? What are the hours? Any quiet study areas? Does it participate in any inter-campus loan programs with other colleges?
8. How well wired is the campus? Are the dorm rooms wired?
9. Is the Career Center well staffed? What is the placement record for jobs and/or graduate school in your chosen field?
10. Where is the campus clinic and is it well staffed and equipped?
11. How far is the airport/train station from the campus? What are the arrangements for getting to and from these?