After needing to work for years and paying my own way through my undergrad program (which I just graduated in the spring), there is no way I can afford to fly around the country and visit campuses. I have a job to keep and bills to pay; no one helps me out financially.
With this in mind, how can I best get a real feel for each of the schools I am considering?
Here are some resources that come to mind: Poets and Quants, schools' websites, information sessions, alumni, current students, and the myriad of books available (Your MBA Game Plan
is one that has a brief summary of each of the top 30 programs).