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College visits!

One of the top priorities for any college advisor is to tour colleges and universities. Although Laurie Kiguchi is based in Santa Cruz, California, she regularly travels around the country and beyond to visit schools and speak with admissions directors, university presidents and provosts, faculty, and current students.

Laurie visits dozens of schools each year, sometimes in organized counselor-oriented tours and sometimes on her own to meet privately with admissions representatives. Visiting nearby colleges is always a priority whenever she travels.

Visiting colleges and universities is invaluable for prospective students and families as well. Seeing, hearing, feeling what a school is like is something you can't get from a website. Laurie provides guidance on schools to visit, what to look for once there, and how to follow up.

Here are some institutions Laurie has visited in recent years:

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University of California

UC Berkeley
UC Davis
UC Irvine
UC Merced
UC Riverside
UC San Diego
UC San Francisco (graduate only)
UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Cruz
UC Los Angeles

California State University

Cal Maritime
Cal Poly Pomona
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Cal State Bakersfield
Cal State Channel Islands
Cal State Dominguez Hills
Cal State East Bay
Cal State Fullerton
Cal State Los Angeles
Cal State Monterey Bay
Cal State Northridge
Cal State San Bernardino
Cal State San Marcos
Chico State
Fresno State
Humboldt State
Long Beach State
Sacramento State
San Diego State
San Francisco State
San Jose State
Sonoma State
Stanislaus State

International Universities

Acadia University, Wolfville, NS, Canada
Bermuda College, Paget Parish, Bermuda
Bishop's University, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
Cape Breton University, Sydney, NA, Canada
Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus, Truro, NS, Canada
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada
HEC Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada
McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
McGill University - Macdonald Campus, Montreal, QC, Canada
Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS, Canada
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Halifax, NS, Canada
Nova Scotia Community College, Springhill, NS, Canada
Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, ON, Canada
Quest University, Squamish, BC, Canada
Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada
Saint Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS, Canada
Saint Mary's University, Halifax, NS, Canada
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM), Montreal, QC, Canada
Université Sainte Anne,Pointe-de-l'Église, NS, Canada
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, Canada
York University, Toronto, ON, Canada

UC Irvine
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University of California Irvine

Parsons The New School for Design
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Parsons The New School for Design

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University of Southern California

Emerson College
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Emerson College

University of New Mexico
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University of New Mexico

Villanova University
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Villanova University

Ivy League Institutions

Brown University
Columbia University
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Harvard University
Princeton University
University of Pennsylvania
Yale University

Out-of-State Public Universities

Arizona State University - Tempe, Polytechnic, Downtown, and Barrett Honors College campuses
Boise State University
Christopher Newport University
City University of New York (CUNY) Hunter
City University of New York (CUNY) - John Jay College of Criminal Justice
City University of New York (CUNY) Law School
Clemson University
Cleveland State University
College of Charleston
College of William and Mary
Colorado Mesa University
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University Ft. Collins
Dixie State University
Eastern Washington University
Evergreen State College (WA)
Fort Lewis College
George Mason University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Grand Valley State University
Indiana University Bloomington
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Maine Maritime Academy
Medical University of South Carolina
Miami University of Ohio
Michigan State University
Montana State University
Nevada State College
New Mexico State University
New York City College of Technology (CUNY)
North Carolina State
Norfolk State University
Northern Arizona State University
Ohio State University
Old Dominion University
Oregon Institute of Technology
Oregon State University
Portland State University
Purdue University
Salem State University
Southern Oregon University
Southern Utah University
SUNY (State Univ. of NY) at Albany
SUNY (State Univ. of NY) at Canton for Tech., Health, and Mgmt.
SUNY (State Univ. of NY) at Potsdam with Crane School of Music
SUNY (State Univ. of NY) at Purchase
SUNYit (State Univ. of NY Inst. of Technology) at Utica/Rome
Temple University
The Citadel
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
U.S. Naval Academy Annapolis
U.S. Military Academy West Point
University of Arizona
University of Central Arkansas
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
University of Colorado at Denver
University of Delaware
University of Georgia
University of Hawaii Manoa
University of Idaho
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Iowa
University of Kentucky
University of Maine
University of Maryland College Park
University of Mary Washington
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Boston
University of Massachusetts Lowell
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Montana
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University of Nevada Las Vegas
University of Nevada Reno
University of New Hampshire
University of New Mexico
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
University of Northern Colorado
University of Oregon
University of Rhode Island
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at El Paso
University of Utah
University of Vermont
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
University of Washington - Tacoma
University of Washington - Seattle
University of Wisconsin Madison
Virginia Commonwealth University
Washington State University
Weber State University
Western Michigan University
Western Oregon University
Western State Colorado University
Western Washington University

Private Colleges and Universities

Academy of Art University in San Francisco
Adelphi University
Agnes Scott College
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Albany Law School (graduate only)
The Ailey School (Alvin Ailey/The Joan Weill Center for Dance)
American University
Amherst College
Arcadia University
Art Institute of Chicago, School of the
ArtCenter College of Design
Assumption College
Azusa Pacific University
Babson College
Baker College of Muskegon
Baldwin Wallace University
Bard College
Bard College at Simon's Rock
Barry University
Bates College
Bay Path College
Beloit College
Bennington College
Bentley University
Bethel College
Biola University
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Bradley University
Brandeis University
Brigham Young University
Brigham Young University - Hawaii
Bryn Mawr College
Butler University
California College of Art – San Francisco
California Institute for the Arts
California Institute of Technology
California Lutheran University
Calvin College
Carleton College
Carroll College
Case Western Reserve University
Centre College
Chaminade University of Honolulu
Champlain College
Chapman University
Claremont McKenna College
Clark University
Clarkson University
Coe College
Cogswell Polytechnical College
Colby College
Colby-Sawyer College
Colgate University
College of Idaho
College of Saint Rose
College of the Atlantic
College of the Holy Cross
College of Wooster
Concordia University Irvine
Concordia University Portland
Connecticut College
Cornell College
Cornish College of the Arts
Creighton University
Culinary Institute of America - Hyde Park
Curry College
Deep Springs College
Denison University
DePaul University
DePauw University
Dickinson College
Dominican University
Drake University
Drew University
Drexel University
Duke University
Earlham College
Eckerd College
Elon University
Emerson College
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott
Emmanuel College
Emory University
Endicott College
Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts - The New School
Fairfield University
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Fashion Inst. of Design and Merchandising - San Francisco campus, Orange County campus
Flagler College
Florida Institute of Technology
Florida Southern University

Private Colleges and Universities (continued)

Fordham University
Fordham University at Lincoln Center
Franklin and Marshall College
Franklin Pierce College
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Fresno Pacific University
Furman University
George Fox University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Gettysburg College
Gonzaga University
Goucher College
Grinnell College
Guilford College
Gustavus Adolphus College
Hamilton College
Hampshire College
Harvey Mudd College
Haverford College
Hawaii Pacific University - all campuses
Hendrix College
High Point University
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Hofstra University
Holy Cross College at Notre Dame
Holy Names University
Hood College
Hope College
Illinois Institute of Technology
Ithaca College
Jacksonville University
John Carroll University
John Carroll University
Kalamazoo College
Kenyon College
Knox College
Kettering University
Laguna College of Art and Design
Lake Erie College
Lake Erie College of Ostepathic Medicine
Landmark College
Lawrence University
LeHigh University
Lesley University
Lewis and Clark College
Linfield College
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University of Maryland
Luther College
Lynn University
Macalester College
Manhattan College
Manhattanville College
Marist College
Marlboro College
Marquette University
Marylhurst University
Marymount California University
Marymount Manhattan College
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
McDaniel College
Menlo College
Merrimack College
Middlebury College
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Mills College
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Mr. Holyoke College
Mt. St. Mary's University
Muhlenberg College
New York Film Academy - Los Angeles
New York Institute of Technology
New York University
New York University Tandon School of Engineering Polytechnic Institute
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Notre Dame College
Notre Dame de Namur University
Nova Southeastern University
Oberlin College
Ohio Wesleyan University
Otis College of Art and Design
Otterbein University
Oxford College of Emory University
Pace University
Pacific Lutheran University
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Parsons School of Art and Design - The New School
Philadelphia University
Pitzer College
Point Loma Nazarene University
Pomona College
Prescott College
Providence College
Regent University
Regis University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhode Island School of Design
Rider University
Ripon College
Robert Morris University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Roger Williams University
Rollins College
Roosevelt University
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Roseman University of Health Sciences
Sacred Heart University
Sage College of Albany
Saint Catherine University
Saint Edward's University
Saint John's College - Annapolis
Saint John's College - Santa Fe
Saint Joseph's University
Saint Leo University
Saint Mary's College at Notre Dame
Saint Mary's College of California
Saint Michael's College
Saint Olaf College
Salve Regina University
San Francisco Art Institute
Santa Clara University
Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Savannah College of Art and Design
Scripps College
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle University
Sierra Nevada College
Simmons College
Skidmore College
Smith College
Soka University of America
Southern Methodist University
Southern New Hampshire University
Southern Vermont College
Southern Wesleyan University
Southwestern University
Spalding University
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership
Stanford University
Stetson University
Stevens Institute of Technology
Suffolk University
Swarthmore College
Syracuse University
Texas Christian University
The Cooper Union for the Adv. of Science and Art
The New School
Thomas College
Thomas Aquinas College
Towson University
Trinity College
Trinity University
Tufts University
Union College
University of Chicago
University of Dallas
University of Dayton
University of Denver
University of Great Falls
University of Hartford
University of LaVerne
University of Louisville
University of Notre Dame
University of Portland
University of Puget Sound
University of Redlands
University of Rochester
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
University of Southern California
University of St. Joseph, West Hartford
University of St. Thomas - Minnesota
University of Tampa
University of the Arts - Philadelphia
University of the Pacific
Ursinus College
Ursuline College
Utica College
Valparaiso University
Vassar College
Villanova University
Virginia Wesleyan University
Wake Forest University
Wellesley College
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Wesleyan University
Westminster College
Westmont College
Wheelock College
Whitman College
Whitworth University
Whittier University
Willamette University
Williams College
Wittenberg University
Wofford College
Woodbury University
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Xavier University

It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.
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