Bowdoin College: Off the Record (College Prowler Series)

Bowdoin College: Off the Record (College Prowler Series)

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by Derrick S. Wong
     
 

For honest, unbiased information, College Prowler delivers an inside look at college, straight from the students' mouths. Complete with hundreds of qoutes, grades, stats, and reviews, each student-written guide offers a comprehensive collection of information on one particular school. See how students rate their campus when it's time to look beyond the brochures and…  See more details below

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For honest, unbiased information, College Prowler delivers an inside look at college, straight from the students' mouths. Complete with hundreds of qoutes, grades, stats, and reviews, each student-written guide offers a comprehensive collection of information on one particular school. See how students rate their campus when it's time to look beyond the brochures and talk about key issues that really matter.

Editorial Reviews

Boston Globe
The prospective college student's antidote to the Princeton Review doldrums.
—Melissa Kaplan
CollegeBound Magazine
Check out College Prowler, a new set of informative guidebooks thatgives you more than just class sizes and tuition figures.
—Paul D. Rosevear
New York Times
The real lowdown on campus life.
—Laura Randall and Kimetris N. Baltrip
Washington Post
The new kid on the block when it comes to student-to-student assessments of college campuses.
—Benjamin Gilbert
Publishers Weekly
Last year we wrote about a new entrant in the college guide field, the Pittsburgh, Pa.-based College Prowler ("Dollars and Sense," Aug. 4, 2003), which published its first titles in February 2003. Not only is this entrepreneurial publisher still going strong, but its title output is set to double in the next three months, with 100 new titles being added to the original 100 guides (which will be completely revised and tripled in length). Unlike other college guidebooks, each College Prowler title covers one specific college, featuring insider details (top 10 and best/worst lists, "did you know" stats); detailed reference information on school organizations, local hotels, etc.; "inside scoop" sections on local slang, urban legends, academic traditions; and more. The guides-which retail for $14.95 and average 160 pages in length-are all student written (by a student at the particular college), student edited (in the publisher's offices) and then returned to a three-person "bounce-back team" at the college to insure the book's accuracy. And Prowler's formula is clearly working: among the media hits to date are print features in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, Reader's Digest, and many other national newspapers; and TV segments on CNN Live, CBS and NBC. In addition, the company received honorable mention in Fast Company magazine's "Fast 50" international competition. In the words of company CEO Luke Skurman, "Every day I'm more and more excited by the fact that we're helping several thousand students and parents become more confident in the college selection process." Copyright 2004, Publishers Weekly.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596580145
Publisher:
College Prowler, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Series:
College Prowler Series
Edition description:
2005 Edition
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
17 Years

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Bowdoin College: Off the Record (College Prowler Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I truly believe that College Prowler saved me from making the wrong decision with school and showed me the institution that was best for me. I recommend College Prowler off the record to all of my friends and anybody else that I know who is looking into colleges.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The College Prowler Guide to Bowdoin College could not better portray what a small selective New England liberal arts college has to offer. It shows an amazingly non-biased view to everything (whether academics, sports, nightlife, girls/guy, hook-up scene, transportation, safety, technology, facilities, and much more) that one might experience while visiting or attending the school. The writer of the book talks about everything in a personable way as to not sound too 'guide-bookish,' but rather like an 'un-censored' tour guide you'd meet on your campus visit. This guide is perfect for any student who isn't sure they want to visit or apply. It wets your tongue to why the Polar Bear is the best mascot in the NESCAC, just how good college food can be, how a small college can rival those of bigger stature, and show you why there is an over 55% alumni giving rate. Bowdoin attracts a student that is passionate about their classwork, their extra-curricular activities, the sport they may play, and whatever else they do. This book takes the guidebook phenomena of The Princeton Review, Fiske, and Barron to a whole new level with over 160-pages of indepth information that no college would approve and no business would spend the money to do. This book infuses together a wide sampling of student input, a thorough enjoyable editorial, just fact sections, and an overall grade for over 20+ sections. After taking the time to read this book, I could not imagine a better place to spend four years of my life. What this school lacks in warm weather, it makes up in it's unbelievably friendly and approachable student body, staff, and faculty. NOWHERE ELSE measures up. Bowdoin is my Kansas. There is no nowhere like Bowdoin for me. Of all the resources out there, no other source will give you such an in-depth look to so many schools. What you might get from many books considered to be like CP, you can get the same information and tons more if you get just 1 College Prowler Book.