About Nylie

Nylie's mission is to make the world smaller and better-connected by leveraging technology to enable meaningful 1:1 interactions.

The LiveCampusTours platform allows high school students of all backgrounds to connect with current college students who have similar life experiences. These connections will allow applicants to make better decisions and achieve better outcomes, both on campus and beyond.

Nylie is not affiliated with any college or university, so our guides provide the real inside scoop. Students find our tours fun and interactive, way more so than those canned online tours. And Nylie tours are totally customized - whether you want to see the weight room or the amphitheater, your LiveCampusTours guide will take your there.

See how our tours are totally different from 'virtual' tours, and can be even better than an in-person visit.

Leadership team

Nylie was founded in the spring of 2020 by Seth Kugel, who as Frugal Traveler columnist for the New York Times from 2010 to 2016 shared his video adventures with viewers around the world; and Emily Mayfield, a former Pitt Pathfinder who has led thousands of prospective students through tours of her alma mater. As the concept developed, Seth and Emily added to the team Andy O’Mara and Steve Grimm, tech entrepreneurs who have put together a string of successful ventures; and Seth’s nephew Leo Kugel, who as a member of Albert Einstein High School’s class of ‘22, is embarking on his own college admissions journey.

COVID-19 Update

Since our virtual tours are live and on location, prospective guides need to be living on or near campus to begin working. If you are not returning to school this fall, you are still welcome to sign up now and activate your schedule when you return - and we hope that's soon! We urge all guides to follow all local guidance to prevent the spread of the virus.

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Nylie Inc, dba LiveCampusTours is not affiliated with the administration of any school or educational institution.
Our goal is to provide services that may be useful to students considering that school.