Whitman Collegeby College Prowler (Manufactured by), Kimberly Moore (Editor), Adam Burns (Editor)
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./b>
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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Writing this book was not only a great way for me to indulge my passion for writing, but to realize what an amazing place Whitman has been for me. If it hadn't been for the Whitman Career Center forwarding me the e-mail about this opportunity, you might not be reading my words. Hopefully, this rare opportunity will help open some doors, but all I can do for now is cross my fingers and be hopeful as I finish up the last two years of my time at Whitman.In no particular order, I give the following all my sincerest, warmest, and most heartfelt thanks for contributing to me and my life, and this end product, as well, for without them, what's on these pages would not have been possible: Mom, Dad, Jamie (aka Hi-Mee), thanks for your unconditional love and support in all its forms, for that I am eternally grateful, and always proud to seek that which is unusual, humorous, unique, eccentric, and everything else beyond what's normal. Thanks to the greatest friends in the world from Bainbridge (I love you all), Betsy, Erica, Wendy, Steve, Alice, John, Kara, Marty, Mike and family, the jump rope girls, and all of you who I may have missed, though you all know who you areyou all embody what I know to be perfect, remarkable, and extraordinary in this world, and my life would not be complete without each and every one of you in it. Thank to my newfound soul mates at Whitman, Rachel (the most understanding and thoughtful human being I knowI love you more than I can say), Drew (perhaps the funniest and most talented human being I knowI love you too, of course), the Residence Life Staffyou've all seen me at my best and at my worst, yet you still love me, offer me support,and ears to listen, and for that, you have made my time at Whitman a time I'll treasure for the rest of my life. Thanks to my professors at WhitmanHashimoto, Michelle Janning, Nanette Thrush, and Betty McCall, who never fail to inspire, humor, guide, and impassion me even in the most stressful of times, David Layton, who always taught me to seek greatness and enjoy the wonderful plainness of life, Bob McAllister, who taught me that genius lies in detail, to embrace your madness, and let all the good and the bad come out in written form, and finally, to all of the outstanding people at College Prowler, for having faith in me to write this book and for helping me take one step closer to my dreams.Carly N. Sanders
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