University Of Texasby College Prowler, Kimberly Moore (Editor), Meghan Dowdell (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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Meet the Author
Writing this book was one of the most fun things I have ever undertaken. I never thought of myself as a writer, per se, but I did know that I knew more than most people about the University of Texas. If I could make a career out of being a UT student, I definitely would, because my time here has unquestionably been the best years of my life.I grew up in the Woodlands, Texas, graduated from Woodlands High School, and I came to UT. I completed my Bachelor of Science in radio-television-film, then finished my Bachelor of Science in communication studies with an emphasis in human relations. I also completed a business foundations minor and a concentration in psychology. While at Texas, I was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority, and I enjoyed volunteering at the Children's Hospital of Austin among other projects. I am currently still living in Austin, and I'm not in a hurry to leave. If anyone wants to contact me with questions or comments about anything, feel free to do so at firstname.lastname@example.org. Now that I am finished with this book, it is back to the job search, so if anyone wants to hire me, feel free to do that, as I am available. I would like to thank the people who helped me with this book: Meredith, Courtney, Mom, Kylethanks for always answering my questions, Rhodes, Drew, Lindsay S., Jordan, Dustin, Cameron, Alex, Focker, Tim Grahh, Tay Tay, Robert, Gavin, Michelle, Marisa, Mark, Michael Paul, Liberty, all of the Pike boysI love y'all. Special thanks to Trey and Callaway for letting me constantly bother them, and the biggest thanks to Lindsay Hale, my personal editor, for her amazing help on this book. I couldn't have done it without you.Iwould like to dedicate this book to a friend whom we lost too soon. She should have been here at UT enjoying these years with me and everyone else who loved her. This book is dedicated to Meghan Manning 2/2/80–5/6/97.
I'm sure she's doing a "Hook ‘em Horns" up in Heaven.Erin Hall
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