This New York Times article discusses why it may be best for prospective students to skip the college tour. The typical college tour spends the majority of the time on the non-academic parts of the college and hardly cover the academics. The tours may cause students to not choose the college that will help them succeed with their goals. One reason may be that the decision-making process is using students’ imagination instead of their experience. Prospective students would be basing their decision based on their single experience at the college, which would cause a bias. The article suggests that the students should be talking with current or former students when choosing a college in order to minimize the bias.
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