It's a big country, with good schools in all sizes, styles, and price ranges. How to find the perfect fit? Visit, as many college students interviewed here will tell you. Or, if cost and time are issues, ride along with us. U.S. News stopped in at 12 schools, public and private, in the West (California), Midwest (Indiana), and South (Georgia). It's the next best thing to being there. Read on. Then, check out more schools we've visited, talk with your parents, narrow your list, fill up the tank, and grab a map.
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