University of Delaware

University of Delaware

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781427401670
Publisher:
College Prowler, Inc.
Publication date:
07/12/2006
Series:
College Prowler: University of Delaware off the Record Series
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

Writing this book was an interesting experience for me. I always tell anyone who asks that UD was not the best choice for me, but I had to attend it because I am in-state and it fits my budget. I thought I knew everything there was to know about UD and that this book would be a piece of cake. I've lived in this town since I was eight and was sure I wouldn't even need to do any research. I was wrong. After I finished my research, I realized that there was a lot I didn't know about UD that if I had known would have made my life here so much better. I would have chosen different housing options and definitely arranged my meal plan a little better. I began to wish I had done this research before I enrolled and not when I had only one year left. The information in this book is extremely valuable, and I wish that I had it before I became a UD student.

While completing this book, I was also surprised when it came to listing the 10 best and worst things about UD. I found my list of bests completed and in the computer long before I could come up with the 10 worst things. I had to sit and think hard to get the last couple of things. I realized that there are more good things about the University than bad. Writing this book has put a lot of things in perspective for me, including my own attitude about college.

On a more generic note, I would say I am extremely pleased that I had the opportunity to write this book. Not only did it provide me with personal growth, but it is an excellent experience for an English major. Whether I enter graduate school or search for a job, this book will show that I have the ability to be successful in whichever path I choose. I hope that this book is ashelpful and informative for you to read as it has been for me to write.

Danielle Todd
danielletodd@collegeprowler.com

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