My friend Claude did something very cool for his high
school junior nephew -- he took him on a tour of nine Chicago colleges in
one day, all on a one-day CTA pass.
The tour actually started in Evanston with Northwestern University, but it was all Chicago from there:
Loyola University of Chicago, Truman College, DePaul University,
Illinois Institute of Technology, Columbia College, Roosevelt University, the University of Illinois at Chicago and the School of the Art
Institute of Chicago.
That's a lot schools, and many excellent choices. Says Claude: "It's a little like speed-dating (quantity over quality),
but a good way for a prospective student to experience many campuses
quickly (and "greenly"). We chronicled our zany experiences in real time
on my website, and also offer some campus tours by mass transit in