Questions to Ask

See below for ideas and questions to bring up to Ambassadors or high schoolers.

The Basics

  • Why did you choose this college?
  • What are your favorite things about your college?
  • What’s your #1 complaint about your college?
  • If you could go back, would you choose this college again? Why or why not?

Campus Life

  • What’s it like to be a first-year student here?
  • What’s a typical day like?
  • What do you do when you’re not in class?
  • What do you do on the weekends?
  • What is the social scene like?
  • What is the surrounding community like?
  • How are the dining halls? Do you like the food?
  • Do most students live on-campus?
  • Which clubs and student organizations are popular?
  • Is Fraternity and Sorority life a major part of campus culture?
  • Is there a lot of school spirit on campus? 
  • Do you recommend having a car on campus? Are there public transportation options?

Student Body

  • How would you describe the students on your campus?
  • What makes the student body unique?
  • Is there diversity on campus?
  • Are there many international students?
  • Do students have a voice on campus?

Career Services

  • Are internships available? 
  • Do you have a mentor/advisor?
  • Are there opportunities to build leadership skills on campus?
  • What options exist for service learning in the community?
  • Do employers recruit students on campus/does the college have regular career fairs?
  • How easy is it to find summer jobs and other kinds of work through your school?
  • How visible is your school’s alumni association on campus?


  • What majors are most popular?
  • What’s your favorite class?
  • Are your professors accessible? Do your professors hold office hours, and will they meet with you outside of class?
  • Are most of your classes taught by professors or teaching assistants?
  • Were you able to take most of your first-choice classes?
  • How big are your classes?
  • How satisfied are you with academic advising?
  • Is it popular to study abroad?

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