The Ivy Coach Daily

March 17, 2022

In-Person Campus Visits Return

Columbia University is not currently offering in-person, guided campus tours.

Wondering which of America’s highly selective universities are open for in-person campus tours these days? For so many months during the course of the pandemic, in-person campus tours were a relic of a bygone era. Students walking backwards spewing information on the number of books in a particular library’s collection and student to faculty ratios all but disappeared at campuses across America. But guess who’s back, back again?

The following elite universities are currently offering in-person campus tours/information sessions: Amherst College, American University, Barnard College, Bates University, Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis University, Brown University, California Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western University, Claremont McKenna College, Colby College, Colgate University, College of William & Mary, Cornell University, Davidson College, Duke University, George Washington University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Middlebury College, New York University, Oberlin College, Pitzer College, Pomona College, Princeton University, Rice University, Smith College, Stanford University, Tufts University, Tulane University, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University, Wesleyan University, Williams College, and Yale University.

So, yes, most highly selective universities are currently offering in-person, guided tours. Yet there remain a few elite universities absent from this list. As but a couple of examples, Columbia University and Dartmouth College are not currently offering in-person guided tours, thought that could change imminently. So before sending us updates on one particular college restarting campus tours and information sessions, keep in mind that the above-mentioned list is true as of the time of publication. Check the individual undergraduate admissions office sites for the latest updates.

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