Thursday, September 1, 2011

Campus Bird - Search for Colleges and Take Virtual Tours

Campus Bird is a free site designed to help students locate a college that fits their needs and wants. The site offers all of the usual selection criterion like major, location, campus size that you find on most college search sites. The differentiating aspect of Campus Bird is that they have embedded a Google Maps view of all of the colleges in their index. Once you have selected your search criteria you can quickly view the location of each college and explore the surrounding area. In some cases you will be taken to a virtual tour of a college's campus. Campus Bird says that it is working on adding more virtual tours to their database.

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This is the time of year when high school students are getting serious about their searches for the "perfect" college for them. Campus Bird could be another search tool to pass along to students and perhaps link to your school's guidance department website.