Syracuse University

Syracuse University

by College Prowler
     
 

College guides written by students for students.

Your ultimate source for honest, unbiased information, College Prowler delivers an inside look at the top colleges and universities in the United States. While writing our series of college guides, we felt it was critical that our content was unbiased and unaffiliated with any college or university.

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Overview

College guides written by students for students.

Your ultimate source for honest, unbiased information, College Prowler delivers an inside look at the top colleges and universities in the United States. While writing our series of college guides, we felt it was critical that our content was unbiased and unaffiliated with any college or university.

We think it’s important that our readers get honest information and a realistic impression of the student opinions on any college campus—that’s why we intend to publish information about all aspects of a particular college, even the terrible parts you wouldn’t find in a campus brochure. While we do keep an eye out for the occasional extremist—the cheerleader or the cynic—we take pride in letting the college students tell it like it is. We strive to create a college guide that’s as representative as possible of each particular campus. Our guides cover both the good and the bad, and whether the survey responses point to recurring trends or a variation in opinion, these sentiments are directly and proportionally expressed through our guides.

College Prowler guides are in the hands of students throughout the entire process of their creation. Because you can’t make student-written guides without the students, we have students at each college campus who help write, randomly survey their peers, edit, and perform accuracy checks for every college guide that we publish. From the very beginning, student writers gather the most up-to-date stats, facts, and inside information on their colleges. They fill each section with student quotes and summarize the findings in editorial reviews. In addition, each college oruniversity receives a collection of letter grades (A through F) that reflect student opinion and help to represent contentment, prominence, or satisfaction in each of our 20 specific categories. Just as in grade school, the higher the mark the more content, more prominent, or more satisfied the students are with the particular category.

Once a college guide is written, additional college students serve as editors and check for accuracy even more extensively. Our bounce-back team—a group of randomly selected students who have no involvement with the project—are asked to read over the material in order to help ensure that the guide accurately expresses every aspect of the university and its students. This same process is applied to the nearly 300 colleges and universities College Prowler currently covers. Each guide is the result of endless student contributions, hundreds of pages of research and writing, and countless hours of hard work. All of this has led to the creation of a student information network that stretches across the nation to every college that we cover. It’s no easy accomplishment, but it’s the reason that our college guides are such a great resource.

When reading our guides and looking at our college rankings, keep in mind that every college is different and that the students who make up each college are not uniform—as a result, it is important to assess colleges on a case-by-case basis. Because it’s impossible to summarize an entire college with a single number or description, each guide provides a dialogue, not a decision, that’s made up of 20 different topics and hundreds of student quotes. In the end, we hope that this guide will serve as a valuable tool in your college selection process. Enjoy!

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Editorial Reviews

The Boston Globe
The prospective college student's antidote to the Princeton Review doldrums.
CNN
Real Insider Information.
The New York Times
The real lowdown on campus life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781427401434
Publisher:
College Prowler, Inc.
Publication date:
07/12/2006
Series:
COLLEGE GDES
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
0.40(w) x 5.00(h) x 8.00(d)

What People are saying about this

Roland Allen
This humble company produces the most useful information I've run across for helping high school kids understand what it's really like on campus. (Roland Allen, Director of College Counseling at St. Margaret's Episcopal School)

Meet the Author

Understandably, this book is not one that keeps you up late at night in dire anticipation as to what is on the next page, or a book that you sit down to read a few pages of and find yourself overwhelmed by its power. Hopefully, though, this book provides you the information you sought after and will supply you with a valuable reference tool in your years at Syracuse University. I also hope you enjoyed reading this book as much as I enjoyed writing it. When I graduate from SU, I look forward to expanding my writing ability. As a broadcast journalism major who is also a columnist for the Daily Orange, I thoroughly relished in this opportunity to broaden my horizons and put my name on a book of my own. It was an experience I enjoyed, especially as I was able to write about Syracuse University, a place I have tremendous respect for and have a great time attending. This has also been a great learning experience for me as a writer. If you have any questions, including any specific points that were not included in this guide, please e-mail me at stevekrakauer@collegeprowler.com.

I would like to thank many people who have had a major effect on both me and this project. First, I want to thank my parents, whose support through this and everything else is always unwavering. Thank you for keeping your criticism constructive and your praise sincere. Hopefully, this will be the first of many times where you will see my gratitude to you on this public of a stage. I also want to thank my little sister, Alison, who I love very much. Thank you to everyone at the Westfield Leader for giving me the opportunity to have people read my writing. I learned so much during my three years with you all.Thank you to the Daily Orange for being an open outlet for my voice to be heard. Also, I want to thank Elizabeth Muller who taught me so much during two years of the toughest English class I have ever been a part of. You truly gave me the strength to believe that someday the words "by Steve Krakauer" would be attached to a book. Thank you to Jon Adler, George Azar, Missy Burlin, Matt Chazanow, Courtney Dolloff, Rob Daurio, Bridget Fitzpatrick, Ron Levy, and Ben Kahn for their help with this project. Finally, I want to thank everyone at College Prowler for giving me this opportunity.

Steve Krakauer

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