All colleges and universities face an increasing problem with a decrease in enrollment in programs at undergraduate and graduate levels. The reason for this decline may be partially based on the economy and partially due to the increased number of online degree programs available. Smaller colleges and universities also face problems with being able to compete in recruiting programs with larger universities and schools with significant budgets and a larger number of admissions and recruiting staff.
At Designing Digitally, Inc. we have a solution that can address many of the issues that are facing small to large sized colleges and universities. Our solution is not to increase the size of your staff or add a lot of costly new videos and brochures which are old technology and considered passé by the students of today. Instead, we can create a virtual 3D campus tour that is an exact replica of your campus. This photo-realistic campus is amazing in its detail, accurate in its design and allows students to take a virtual tour of the campus right from their own computer or mobile device.
This new concept in student virtual recruiting is a benefit to your campus in so many ways. First, you will be able to attract students from all over the state, country and even internationally to tour your campus at no cost to the student. Since 3D Virtual Campus Tours is accurate but also fun and interactive, students will spend longer on your website, exploring and becoming familiar with your campus. The longer students stay on your website the more they become interested in the features of your campus, increasing enrollment and applications to your facility.
In 3D Virtual Campus Tours, admissions reps can interact with the students in the virtual environment. They can answer questions in voice chat or typed chat, making that all important personal connection. One admissions rep can work with several students at the same time and even coordinate tours of students with similar interests. The admissions rep talks in real time with the prospective students and right from the web browser at your University or college can highlight features of the school that are sure to be of interest to the students on the virtual campus tour.
Students in the virtual world can also chat with each other. This is a great feature since student interaction is a huge part of the social aspect of attending a college or university. Students on the university campus tour online that have interactions with other prospective students will also spend more time on the website, leading to a better understanding of all the options that your campus offers.
Our professional staff can develop a 3D virtual tour of your campus that will highlight the importance that you place on the academics, athletics, as well as student centered features of the campus. This will also highlight to students that you are a cutting edge educational facility. Not only will this attract prospective students to your website, but it will definitely help to boost enrollment now and in the future.