The best way to learn about how you will fit on a campus is to visit. It is, by far, the most important step in your college search process. The following links aren't intended to take the place of a visit, but will give you a chance to learn more about the campus until you can experience it in person!
Each year the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) asks students at hundreds of colleges and universities to reflect on the time they devote to various learning activities. The topics explored are linked by previous research on student success in college.