Greetings, from College Prowler!
It wouldn’t be right to ring in a new year without giving 2011 a proper “adieu.”
2011 was the year of the rabbit according to the Chinese zodiac, a lucky sign that brings about a period to catch your breath and calm your nerves. College Prowler will have to wait to catch its breath maybe in the next zodiac or two, because we’ve got a lot of changes and additions planned for 2012, as we continue to provide a unique experience for all of our users. It’s been a great year, and we’ve helped many students select the best college for them, in addition to revamping of our blog, expanding site features, and gaining nearly 40,000 additional fans on our College Prowler Facebook page. We now boast over 320,000 student reviews on nearly 7,800 schools and dozens of new rankings. We also recently launched our newest Trivia Scholarship Mobile App, which earns users an additional opportunity to win a $1,000!
Since the past year has been such an innovative time, we’ve compiled some of our top rankings to form our year in review lists. These top college lists are based on students’ opinions of their own school and compiled from different types of data, such as student reviews, student polls, and facts/statistics. Check out all of our rankings here.
A smart, interesting, and dedicated professor can mean the difference between a dull and a riveting class. Try a school on this list to make sure you attend a college with knowledgeable professors.
Best Course Variety
Repetition is boring, and when you spend hours in class learning the same old stuff over and over again, it’s hard to pay attention. These schools alleviate boredom by offering a wide variety of course choices to fit everyone’s interest.
Best Athletic Facilities
“Work hard, play hard” is a motto for many college students. It’s important to study, but it’s also important to work out and avoid the Freshman 15! These schools have the best venues when it comes to sports and athletics.
Best Campus Food
College dining is generally not known for being a gourmet experience. However, like French baguettes in an oven, some schools rise to the occasion. Here are the best colleges and universities in terms of food quality.
Sometimes, when the maintenance team on campus keeps the dorms and facilities in excellent condition, it makes you want to keep your dorm up-to-par (e.g., laundry in the basket and not on your floor). Here are the schools with the cleanest housing facilities.
Best Party Scene
Some students like to party as hard as they study. The following list of schools have parties nearly every night of week (something party icons Van Wilder and Bluto would be proud of).
Contrary to popular belief, guys DO make passes at girls who wear glasses, especially if the girls have the intellect to back up the brainy look. These schools have women that can tell you everything from what the Pythagorean theorem is to how many sonnets Shakespeare wrote.
Everyone has a different idea of what’s hot and what’s not when it comes to the opposite sex. According to students, these are the schools with the hottest males.