Navigating College Tours on the East Coast

Spring break is coming, and I’m sure you’re all dreaming of family vacations or taking a much need rest from your school work. However, for all you juniors out there, it’s time to start visiting colleges! We know this is a daunting task and sometimes you only have a few days to try to see as many schools as possible. With all of this in mind, we decided to create a few East Coast driving trips to help you see as many schools in any region as possible.

Northeastern Loop:
  • Yale University (NYC → Yale: 2 hrs)
  • Connecticut College (NYC → Conn College: 2 hrs 15 mins)
  • Brown University (NYC → Brown: 3 hrs 30 mins)
  • Optional: Visit Clark University on your way to Amherst
  • Amherst College (NYC → Amherst: 3 hrs 15 mins)
  • Optional: see any of the other four colleges near Amherst College: Hampshire, Smith, Mt. Holyoke, or UMass
  • Trinity College (NYC → Trinity: 2 hrs 30 mins)
  • Wesleyan University (NYC → Wesleyan: 2 hrs 15 mins)

NYC→2:00→Yale→0:47→Conn College→1:00→Brown→1:00→Amherst→1:00→Trinity→0:30→Wes

Boston Loop:
  • Yale University (NYC → Yale: 2 hrs)
  • Brown University (NYC → Brown: 3 hrs 30 mins)
  • Wellesley College (NYC → Wellesley: 3hrs 50 mins)
  • Babson College (NYC → Babson: 3 hrs 50 mins)
  • Brandeis University (NYC → Brandeis: 3 hrs 40 mins)
  • Tufts University (NYC → Tufts:  4 hrs)
  • Harvard University (NYC → Harvard: 3 hrs 45 mins)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Boston College (NYC → Boston: 3 hrs 45 mins)
  • Boston University
  • Northeastern
  • Optional adds: see Bentley when you visit Brandeis & see Emerson the same day you see BU & Northeastern

NYC→2:00→Yale→1:40→Brown→1:15→Wellesley→0:10→Babson→0:20→Brandeis→0:30→Tufts→0:15→ Harvard→0:10→MIT→0:15→BC→0:15→BU→0:10→Northeastern

Northern Loop:
  • Sarah Lawrence (NYC → SLC: 1 hr)
  • Vassar College (NYC → Vassar: 2 hrs)
  • Marist College
  • Bard College (NYC → Bard: 2 hrs 20 mins)
  • Williams College (NYC → Williams: 3 hrs 30 mins)
  • Skidmore College (NYC → Skidmore: 3 hrs 30 mins)
  • (Union College)
  • Middlebury College (NYC → Middlebury: 5 hrs)
  • Dartmouth
  • Optional: Head to Maine and see Bowdoin, Colby, and Bates – OR – head to Montreal, Canada and see McGill University

NYC→0:30→SLC→1:15→Vassar→0:15→Marist→0:45→Bard→1:40→Williams→1:25→Skidmore→1:50→Middlebury→1:40→Dartmouth

Western/Upstate NY Loop:
  • Muhlenberg College (NYC → Muhlenberg: 2 hrs)
  • Cornell University (NYC → Cornell: 4 hrs)
  • Colgate University (NYC → Colgate: 4 hrs 15 mins)
  • Hamilton College (NYC → Hamilton: 4 hrs 20 mins)
  • Skidmore College (NYC → Skidmore: 3 hrs 30 mins)
  • Middlebury College (NYC → Middlebury: 5 hrs)
  • Optional: Head back through MA and upstate NY to see Williams, Bard, Vassar, Marist, & Sarah Lawrence College

NYC→2:00→Muhlenberg→3:00→Cornell→1:30→Colgate→0:30→Hamilton→2:00→Skidmore→1:50→MIddlebury

Pennsylvania Loop:
  • Lafayette College
  • Lehigh University
  • Muhlenberg College
  • Optional: Drive out & see Bucknell & Dickinson – OR- go all the way to Carnegie Mellon
  • Villanova University
  • Swarthmore College (NYC → Swarthmore: 2 hrs 15 mins)
  • University of Pennsylvania (NYC → UPenn: 2 hrs)

NYC→1:45→Lafayette→0:30→Lehigh→0:30→Muhlenberg→1:30→Villanova→0:30→Swarthmore→0:30→UPenn

Southern Loop:
  • Princeton
  • UPenn
  • Johns Hopkins
  • Georgetown
  • Optional: While in DC you can also see George Washington University, American University, & the Catholic University of America
  • UVA
  • Duke
  • Optional: Add in or trade in University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, College of WIlliam & Mary, and University of Richmond

NYC→1:30→Princeton→1:00→UPenn→2:00→Johns Hopkins→1:10→Georgetown→2:20→UVA→3:20→Duke


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