Marena here! I’m a student at the University of Central Florida and I love it here, but it isn’t exactly what I was expecting when I applied. Sometimes the campus can be a deciding factor between one school or the other so I think it is definitely important to tour a school before fully committing to it. It is important to really be able to see yourself at your prospective school because you will be spending at least the next four years there.
College visits are the best way to decide which college is right for you. There are many things you should look for while you're visiting the colleges you're interested in, but you should also try to go at the best times to get a feel for what that college is like.