Going on a college tour might be an eye opener, but it probably won’t help you get in

Today, no members of the Ivy League and none of the top 15 schools on Forbes’ 2023 America’s Top Colleges even consider applicants’ interest as a factor in admissions. Looking at the top 100 on the new Forbes list, only 48% of private schools and 23% of public schools take demonstrated interest into account, according to the latest information they’ve provided to what’s known as the Common Data Set.

Giving extra points for a college visit has fallen out of favor for several reasons. One is equity (though that doesn’t seem to have killed legacy preference).

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