University of Texas - College Prowler Guide (College Prowler: University of Texas Off the Record)

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9781427402004: University of Texas - College Prowler Guide (College Prowler: University of Texas Off the Record)

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University of Texas Students Tell It Like It Is

Hook 'Em Horns!
The "Hook 'em Horns" hand signal that is known across the nation and to Texas fans everywhere was introduced at a Friday night pep rally in Gregory Gym before the Texas Christian University football game in 1955. Harley Clark, head cheerleader, and his friend, Henry Pitts, invented the sign, which is made by extending the index and little fingers and tucking the middle and ring finger beneath the thumb. Harley thought this would be a great symbol for University of Texas students because it resembled the head of a Longhorn.

The Hook 'em Horns hand sign is something you will inevitably become used to your first semester at the University of Texas. But what else is in store for you when you arrive? There's so much more to a school than you can find out from a brochure or a campus visit, but don't worry, College Prowler's got your back! guidebook to the University of Texas will clue you in on everything current students think you need to know before you make your college decision.It's the little things that make each college experience unique, and we leave it to the students to tell you what you can expect, including the slang that only the students know, like...
* Drag Rat - Homeless or just wandering people who look somewhat unwashed. They live, sit, sleep, play music or beg on the drag. Don't give them money. Don't feel guilty about having money in your pocket. You could sit on the sidewalk all day, too, and ask for handouts, but you are contributing to society by getting an education.
* Baby A's - Baby Acapulco's, a popular Mexican restaurant to get margaritas better margaritas than food, but try it for yourself.
Don't wait until you're enrolled to find out if UT is the right place for you! The College Prowler guidebook puts everything you need to know at your fingertips.

From what dorm to choose to the best places to eat, study, and party, College Prowler has you covered. Find out if UT truly has something for you, straight from the students' mouths. Visiting campus isn't enough.

Read our University of Texas guide and discover what it feels like to be on campus for 4 years.

Discover if UT is Right for You.

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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 if any aspect of a particular college is terrible, we (unlike a campus brochure) intend to publish it. 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, layout, and perform accuracy checks on 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 or university receives a collection of letter grades (A through F) that reflect student opinion and help to represent contentment, prominence, or satisfaction for 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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