University of Georgia

University of Georgia

by College Prowler, Meghan Dowdell, Adam Burns
     
 

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.

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!

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:
9781427401700
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

Writing this book was a great way for me to collect everything I want to remember from my experience at UGA, and condense it down to create my own little scrapbook. It has allowed me to gain writing experience, and has shaped my career goals in the process. I am hoping to continue writing, in all its forms, throughout my career. I am currently a rising senior at the University of Georgia, and a Consumer Journalism major with an emphasis in Fashion Merchandising and Advertising. The thing I love about writing for advertising is the search for human truths, and little insights that you can convey to other people. Writing this book was much the same way. I hope it has offered some kind of insight into real life at UGA, so you can get an idea of what to expect, rather than vague, meaningless descriptions from a brochure.

I guess the best way to describe my college experience so far is to call it an adventure of sorts. I have made huge mistakes, gotten arrogant, and consequently been humbled. I have learned how to meet people, give presentations to groups of 300, and make decisions like an adult. I think college is a really important time for self-discovery, and I hope wherever you choose to go, you become more of the person you want to be as an adult.

I would like to thank all my homies who gave me quotes and tips for writing this book, and who were continually excited for its publication. You all are the biggest reason for my many great times. Also, I would like to thank everyone at College Prowler, especially Christina and Adam who have helped me out many times. Finally, I would like to dedicate this book to my mom, who will always be my biggest inspiration.

NicoleGoss
nicolegoss@collegeprowler.com

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