YouVisit takes VR beyond gaming
YouVisit has taken hundreds of thousands of panoramas on more than 1,000 college campuses and put together virtual walk-throughs for prospective students. The tours are embedded on the universities websites, Facebook pages, and YouVisits own site. About 20 percent of college students dont visit any college campuses before submitting their applications, usually due to financial issues. YouVisit found that 83 percent of students visit between zero and four schools, but consider about 20 when they start the application process.
This is another nice non-gaming example of what is possible in VR now. Being able to go for virtual walks around college campuses seems like a greta way to get a feel for a location. Be sure to cheek out the rest of the article where Caitlin McGarry gives a first hand account of what the experience is like.