George Washington University: Off the Record (College Prowler Series)

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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.
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Overview

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.
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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: 9781596580534
  • Publisher: College Prowler, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Series: College Prowler Series
  • Edition description: 2005 Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 171
  • Product dimensions: 5.26 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.21 (d)

Table of Contents

By the Numbers 1
Academics 4
Local Atmosphere 12
Safety and Security 20
Computers 26
Facilities 33
Campus Dining 40
Off-Campus Dining 52
Campus Housing 61
Off-Campus Housing 75
Diversity 80
Guys and Girls 86
Athletics 93
Nightlife 101
Greek Life 111
Drug Scene 117
Campus Strictness 121
Parking 125
Transportation 129
Weather 135
Report Card Summary 139
Overall Experience 140
The Inside Scoop 144
Finding a Job or Internship 150
Alumni Information 152
Student Organizations 155
The Best & Worst 161
Visiting Campus 163
Words to Know 166
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2005

    Awesome for new freshmen

    I just got to GW and this book has been really helpful with classes and obviously the party scene. I'm really excited to check out Adams Morgan and Georgetown.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2004

    Amazing, informative, innovative book!

    This is the most helpful guidebook I've ever seen when choosing a college. I could picture myself on George Washington's campus -- the students, atmosphere, party scene, Greek scene and everything else were described so accurately. The book was written by a student, which was helpful and unbiased. I know I got a true picture of GW. Real, fresh, different, edgy -- that's what CollegeProwler is.

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