Hofstra 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: 9781596580640
  • Publisher: College Prowler, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Series: College Prowler Series
  • Edition description: 2005 Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 153
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.02 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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Table of Contents

By the Numbers-1

Academics-4

Local Atmosphere-10

Safety and Security-17

Computers-23

Facilities-29

Campus Dining-34

Off-Campus Dining-50

Campus Housing Off-Campus Housing-59

Diversity-63

Guys and Girls-69

Athletics-76

Nighlife-83

Greek Life-95

Drug Scene-101

Campus Strictness-106

Parking-111

Transportation-117

Weather-123

Report Card Summary-128

Overall Experience-129

The Inside Scoop-134

Finding a Job or Internship-138

Alumni Information-140

Student Organizations-142

The Best & Worst-147

Visiting Campus-150

Words to Know-154
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2004

    Honestly told tales of the dormroom

    Numbers and statistics should be the last thing you think about before deciding on a school, and this book proves it. The insight into what some may call the underworld of the college campus is invaluable. The author has strived to capture the most honest of remarks from his fellow students, evidenced by his lack of triviality. For the first time prospective students can truly be guided through everything they need to know about choosing the school that is right for them; everything from the lowdown on fraternities and sororities to the availibility of drugs and alcohol to what you need to know in order to survive the campus police. This book paints the most accurate picture of what it is to be a college student in our day and time.

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