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Interactive virtual tours of 101 colleges and universities. All in one place, and all sourced from actual students at each school. 

Discover the best places to eat, to study, and to live. See where to go, and what to do. It’s all here for you to explore—on desktop, tablet or smartphone. 

What's it like to attend this school?

Beyond the data

Making your college decision? There’s a lot of data out there to help you decide—from ACT cumulative midpoint to early decision acceptance rates, from research funding per student to TOEFL requirements. And that’s barely scratching the surface.

Problem is, you can get buried in the numbers, and never find out the one thing you really need to know:

What’s it like to attend this school?

That’s where we come in. At College Scoops, we go beyond the data to focus on the authentic college experience, using up-to-the-minute info and unique perspectives—not from college admissions departments, but from real students.

Virtual or in person, we've got you covered

Here, there... or anywhere.

Visiting a new college? Don’t waste time with printed maps—our interactive guides are optimized for smartphones, and super-simple to navigate, so you can discover all the sights worth seeing—on your schedule—with just a few taps.

Then again, maybe you’re finding it somewhere in between “difficult” and “impossible” to visit many of the schools on your list. Using our interactive virtual tours, you can explore the campuses of hundreds of colleges and universities from wherever you happen to be, via any desktop, tablet or mobile device.

From application to graduation—and beyond

Something for everyone

College Students

Get tips to make college living better. From where to live to where to get the best pizza, we’ve got you covered.


Get info on self-guided tours and where to eat and stay. Help your child decide where to go. Know they made smart choices.


Get the inside scoop on life at college. Decide where to apply, get self-guided tours, pick the school for you, and come prepared.

Educational Consultants

Get authentic insights from college students and parents to help your families save time, energy, and stress planning a college visit.

It’s time to get schooled.

24/7 access to 80+ colleges and universities. Sign up today, cancel anytime. Seriously, what are you waiting for?

Our guides are just the beginning

Building a community

Our interactive guides get rave reviews from parents, students, educational consultants and admissions counselors.

But for us, it’s more than just the guides. Our mission is to bring these groups together—to create a community where we can share ideas and insights, so that everyone benefits.

So we’re constantly adding new content to our site that’s available to everyone—not just members:


Weekly podcasts connect you to the best and the brightest in college admissions specialists and educational consultants, with topics ranging from post-graduation employment to navigating wait lists, gap years, college essays, and more.


Student-created videos on our YouTube channel offer honest and unfiltered perspectives on the colleges and universities most in demand in 2021.


Regular blog posts covering a wide range of topics, many authored by educational consultants and other college experts, offer unique insights for both parents and students.

We believe that when you give a little, you can sometimes get back a lot. And with the way our community is growing, we think we just may be on to something.

Plans & Pricing

Our Members Speak

We love hearing from families who use College Scoops as a helpful tool when planning or attending college. Here’s just a sampling of the kudos we’ve received from parents, students, and industry professionals who’ve joined the College Scoops community.

“Wish I had College Scoops when I was looking at schools, as it provides answers to many of the questions you can’t find elsewhere.”

Boston College student

College Scoops saved a tremendous amount of MY time by doing the research for me not only on and around campus but also providing fun non-college-related excursions along the way.”


College Scoops…hitting perfect de-stressing notes… provides helpful info for families in the angsty college application process.”

Founder, College Application Camp and Essay
“As a mother of three college-bound kids who loves to travel, College Scoops has been an amazing resource… I love the great travel tips for families and my kids adore the sweet stops along the way. I also enjoy the more sophisticated and gourmet options for adults when visiting during parents weekend. College Scoops…is my first point of reference before visiting any college campus.”

The Capitolos

“My oldest daughter is a high school senior and weighing several offers. I am walking through the process with her. Thanks for providing quality information to students and parents who are making decisions about college, including transferring. This is a subject that seems to be difficult to navigate, and overwhelming at times.”

Parent and Podcast Listener

“…perfect opportunity to gather real-time information from students and parents in a concentrated way.”

John, Dad of two and ebook subscriber

College Scoops… best ever. Great advice on getting involved at college. We are huge fans of College Scoops and encourage all of our families to use their college guides when visiting schools – they tell you where to eat, sleep, play, and of course, eat!”

Founder, Annapolis College Consulting

“I love to research lodging options, fun activities and unique places to dine when planning a college visit. College Scoops was my go-to resource for all the hot spots! Moira…has a knack for finding off-the-beaten-path gems. Her enthusiasm to share all the best finds is contagious!”

The Petersens

“My son and I dissected the College Scoops guide on our drive to campus. It was a great way to engage my son in a conversation about college life.”

Mom of three and ebook subscriber

“Although we have three in college, we have three more to go! Our three children in college are student ambassadors for College Scoops as they know what it was like touring college campuses without the inside scoops. If you are planning any visits to colleges soon, College Scoops should be on your reading list!”

The Semprevivos

“College Scoops is a gamechanger in the college search process and a valuable resource for families.”

Founder, Power Hour Editing

“As a mom of four children, three of whom are in college already, I wish I had College Scoops when I was a newbie planning college visits with my first son… With my youngest son getting ready to start his next adventure, we have used College Scoops as a valuable resource for anything college-related. [He] especially likes to use the guides at his sibling’s schools, as they are College Scoops student ambassadors.”

The Jundanians

College Scoops is mandatory reading for any high school student going through the college process.”

Indiana University student

College Scoops …never fails—we always find good food and get a better feel for the student community and the on- and off-campus vibes. In addition, College Scoops is chock full of other great content having to do with the college process – admissions, applications, essays and testing, the decision-making process, and first-year adjustment concerns.”

The Berners

“I absolutely love what you’re doing at College Scoops, and personally you have made my life so much easier on college trips with our children.”

Founder, College Success Plan

“Moira’s college guides lead you to not only the best food and drink on and around campuses but also provide a lot of fun, laughs and new discoveries along the way! College Scoops is a must-read for anyone on the road visiting colleges who loves to explore and eat!”

The Kettlewells

“On a college tour, it is important to take the time to introduce your future college student to the overall vibe and atmosphere of the town they will live in, not just the campus itself. It is great to have a short list on College Scoops of the best places that are submitted by local college students themselves. It is handy to pull it up on your phone as you explore, and easy to navigate.”

The Fundas


You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers. Here are some of the most frequently-asked questions about College Scoops regarding our plans, pricing, products and services.

For a complete list of FAQs, just click here.

Many colleges offer virtual tours on their own Web sites. What makes your College Scoops guides different?

As we like to say, our guides are made by students, for students, and are created with real, authentic input from our student ambassadors themselves. In addition, parents also provide their own perspectives for our Parent Scoops.

Besides, we know that applicants aren’t just looking at one school, and tracking down info across multiple colleges’ Web sites gets old pretty fast. So think of us as a “one-stop shop” for virtual campus tours and info.

Are you affiliated with any/all of the colleges, restaurants or hotels you feature on your site?

The information on our site, whether it be podcasts, videos, blog posts, or our interactive guides, comes from real students at these colleges, and is not subject to any editorial control by the schools. This allows us to give you the “real” scoop on the colleges you’re most interested in checking out.

Additionally, neither we, nor our student ambassadors, have any affiliation with the restaurants, bars, hotels, or any other establishments mentioned or recommended in our interactive guides.

What happened to the eBooks you used to sell?

Our eBooks have evolved into our new interactive Guides. By making each guide completely Web-based, we’re able to check and update links, addresses and other info in real time, something that was just not possible with our PDF-based eBooks.

What content is available to non-members?

Non-members are welcome to explore our blog posts, podcasts, student videos and other free content, and are under no obligation whatsoever to purchase a membership.

Although our interactive guides are restricted to members only, we do provide a free sample guide, so even non-members can experience the unique insights and student recommendations that are part of each and every guide on this site.

What else is available to me, if I become a member?

In addition to the content available to all visitors, members gain access to our full collection of interactive college guides, featuring self-guided campus tours, tips on transportation and parking, students’ favorite dorms, and area hotels recommended by parents.

Our guides also highlight the best places to eat and drink, both on and off campus, along with recommended excursions in the surrounding area for students and their families. 

Members also receive discounts when purchasing membership plans for friends, family or clients, and we’re always thinking of more ways to reward our members for their loyalty.

What if I want to buy a membership for someone else? How does that work?

When purchasing any of our membership plans, just click the “Gift” button while checking out, and you’ll be prompted to provide the name and email address of your intended recipient. He or she will receive a special code allowing them access to their own memberhip on our site.