College visits. They’ve helped me narrow down my school choices from waaaay to many to a bit too many. Yay me. I’ve encountered some awesome schools, but I’ve also encountered lots of uselessness.
Observe the uselessness:
Me: Tell me a little bit about freshman year research opportunities.
Person who should know stuff: Hm maybe ask someone else but here in this building you see a stone slab on which Sir Random Richman stood when he donated Large Monetary Sums to the acclaimed Beer Studies Program. At Our School you will find a sense of community that allows you to run away from your parents and become a new party-crazy person. Come to Our School!
Me: Ok umm thanks?. How bout the graduation rate of the engineering program? Do you know that?
Person: Not off the top of my head, but I do know that a record high of 45% of all Floral Management Majors did get a job within 5 years of graduation! We have a truly cutting-edge curriculum in all aspects of our university. Come to Our School!