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Visit Campus: 4 Reasons to See for Yourself

Everybody talks about how you need to visit campus, but not everybody talks about why. Can’t you just read some articles, check out some social media posts, and get a good enough picture of what Maranatha will be like for you?

Unfortunately, getting a feel for whether or not any college is right for you takes more than just a couple articles and good videos.

In an interview with Karrie Flegal, Director of MBU’s Guest Relations department, we asked the question, “Why should a prospective student visit campus?” According to Karrie, the top four reasons to visit campus are so that you can:

1. Experience the campus environment

2. Eliminate the unknown

3. Get answers

4. Realize you’re not alone

Let’s dive a little deeper.

1. Experience the campus environment

Karrie says,

Every campus has a culture and an environment. You can’t know what the environment is until you visit! When you step on campus and start to interact with the faculty and students, [you’ll] get sense that this is where you belong.

Without an in-person visit, all you have to go on is what you hear – through the website, social media, word of mouth, and however else you hear about the school. While you need that information, it isn’t always enough for you to make an informed decision.

When you visit MBU, you’ll have the opportunity to attend classes, meet students, meet professors, and get a feel for the campus. You’ll catch a glimpse of what life is like for students on our campus. Experiencing the campus environment will give you a feel for whether or not you’ll fit in at MBU.

2. Eliminate the unknown

There are a lot of unknowns and uncertainties that come with searching for a college. It’s a big decision!

 Karrie points out,

Starting college can be like stepping into an unknown path. However, visiting campus eliminates many unknowns: where to go, who to talk to, what a normal college day is like.

Visiting MBU’s campus will help you be familiar with the campus, the faculty and staff, the students, and the general day-in-the-life of the typical student. This will clear away the unknowns so that you can make your final college decision more confidently.

3. Get answers

You have questions – questions for admissions, for financial aid, and maybe even for students and professors. It’s hard to get these questions answered over the phone or in texts and emails.

Karrie reminds us that on a campus visit, you can,

Get answers to your questions by meeting with the expert guides face to face. It’s so much easier to know and understand when you can talk to admissions counselors, academic advisors, financial aid advisors in person!

You’ll find opportunities to get answers for the things you’re not sure about, concerned about, or just don’t know about. Getting answers to your questions will further help you make a more confident college decision.

4. Realize you’re not alone

You’re passionate about serving God in the vocation you believe He’s called you to. You are not alone in that passion.

Karrie reminds us that…

Visiting campus is an opportunity to meet fellow believers who love and serve God and appreciate the need for quality higher education.

It’s easy to feel alone when the future isn’t clear yet. But at MBU, we want you to be prepared to pursue your vision for the future as you hone your skills and walk more closely with God.

On a campus visit at MBU, you’ll find that MBU is more than just a university. We’re a community on a mission to help you make the most of your college career so that you can Go with purpose, Serve with passion, and Lead with integrity in the career to which God is leading you. And we’re here to walk with you every step of the way.

Now you know why…what are you waiting for? Schedule your in-person visit with us today.

Have concerns about travel costs? Sign up for our virtual visit option to help determine if an in-person visit would be worth it.

Don’t just take it from us! Check what these college prep people have to say about why you should visit campus: