YouVisit.com (LA Times Article)26 Aug 2013
Web Buzz: Take virtual tour of college campuses at YouVisit.com
YouVisit.com gives you a look at 400 college campuses and universities in the U.S., Europe, Africa and Latin America.
Are you and your offspring spending a fortune on college tours? Narrow your options first with a virtual tour.
What it does: This website gives you a look at 400 college campuses and universities in the U.S., Europe, Africa and Latin America.
What’s hot: Parents and prospective students can peruse college after college without opening their wallet to pay for a plane ticket. The tours use virtual guides, panoramic photos, videos and my favorite — photo features that let you see inside the cadet chapel at West Point or stroll around Pepperdine and its Beaman Patio overlooking the Pacific.
What’s not: The tours are thorough, but nothing can take the place of actually being there. You don’t feel any energy. I wanted fewer marketing photos of buildings and more “real” photos that capture the spirit of what and who you can expect to see on campus. The sounds of a pep rally, sporting event or a professor lecturing in front of a big freshman class would be more realistic.