Video College Tours
Video College Tours

Video tours of college campuses aren't a new phenomenon; many universities have provided video tours and information about their campuses to prospective students for years.
But Boynton Beach, Fla., startup YOUniversity LLC is hoping to draw users to its sites by offering prospective college students an unbiased, third-party source of information about hundreds of schools in an interactive, social environment. says ...."Most of our employees are recent grads, who are best able to share their campus experiences with others getting ready to go to college," said co-founder Ron Reis, who launched the company in January 2008. The  staff has three full-time camera crews that travel around the country, shooting high-definition footage of college campuses and the surrounding area. They interview administrators, faculty, and students about their campus experience. "They've done a really good job, and they seem to have found a niche market that people really need," said Gordon Chavis, associate vice president for undergraduate admissions at the University of Central Florida. 
NOTE:  You must register on the site to enjoy the many campus videos they have.  I have registered and am impressed with this site.  Mrs. Howard, Guidance Counselor

eCampus Tours

eCampusTours allows you to see what campus life is really like through unique virtual college tours - you can go inside dorm rooms and classrooms, walk through the quad, and check out the library. If you like what you see, you can search the college website, contact the college admissions office, or save the virtual college tour in your eCampusTours portfolio. This is non-profit organization that is not affiliated directly with the colleges or universities.

By creating a portfolio on eCampusTours, you can quickly register to Win a $1,000 Scholarship or subscribe to the Edadvisor newsletter and deadline reminder service to help you with financial aid deadlines and other important college planning information. Once you've created an account, you'll also be able to download the latest copy of the "How to Get Money For College" funding guide.  

Your portfolio can help you to organize your college search by allowing you to save your favorite virtual campus tours, favorite articles or manage your campus visits on eCampusTours. A short list of your favorite campuses and most informative articles can help you to narrow your choices and simplify your plan. All of the feautures provided on are completely free of charge, so Create a Portfolio today to make the most of your college planning experience!

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