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5 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Howard has been deemed one of the best dressed schools in the nation. Fashion is taken seriously. There are many attractive men and women at Howard.

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Many of the guys and girls on campus seem to focus on appearances more than actual substance, it is a very fashion-oriented campus. Within the right circles, however, students can definitely find relief from the daily focus of keeping up a particular look.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: It feels good to be around such good looking people. Everyone is at Howard for a reason and there is a chance that you will find someone who has common goals/ interests as you.

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5 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Gorgeous and handsome student body if I do say so myself. If you are a girl don't expect to find a 'bae' anytime in your freshman and sophomore year because most are looking to hookup. However, there always those few that find each other freshman week and last until graduation.

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  • 23rd
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Kali Stewart
Orange County, California
Radio, Television & Film
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The Howard Girl and the Howard Guy are truly one of a kind. Howard students are always passionate about whatever they are doing. Whether it is class, studying, or partying, everything is serious at Howard. Being ranked the No. 2 best-dressed school in the nation, it is not surprising that the students take personal style seriously. Style varies from thrift store chic, to grandma's closet, to best friend's floor, to the random stores down the corridors of U Street. This does not always mean what is trendy or fashionable, but more or less the way students carry themselves. As a Bison, you are surrounding yourself with other students who want success just as much as you do. This produces a self-confidence that can be seen in the glow of our student's faces. Our female population drastically outnumbers the male population, causing competition among the girls. There is a seemingly constant need to snag the "few good guys" Howard has to offer. Do not let this discourage you because the population has various factors that diminish the negative side effects of the lack of males. With all that said, Howard girls and guys are usually very friendly and look to make the stiff D.C. environment warm and welcoming. Howard has students from all parts of the nation. With every student is a new culture and lifestyle, making Howard a large melting pot for the African American community. There is surely someone at Howard you can relate to no matter the circumstance.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
Available at the Student Health Center. Some options offered are male condoms, spermicides (foam and jelly), birth-control pills, diaphragms, and Depo-Provera injections. Anyone requesting a method of contraception that requires a prescription has to attend a 90-minute contraceptive class.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. In front of the Quad
  2. The Punch Out
  3. UGL
  4. The Yard
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Founders Library/the Undergraduate Library
  2. The Punch Out
  3. The Valley
  4. The Yard
Social Scene
The social scene at Howard is what you make it. With so many students, it is hard for any one place to be the only place. But that said people get creative and crafty. D.C. has many options—it is just up to you to find out what you want to do exactly. But freshman year, the yard is always the move, and it's free!
Hookups or Relationships?
The Howard culture makes it easier for hookups. Relationships happen but are not as common, but don't let that discourage you if you are a relationship type of person. Many students come from home in long-distance relationships. Howard cultivates a culture of free spirits, so anything is possible.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
Each semester different dormitories have socials where guys and girls show up. The Undergraduate Library, classrooms, and the Yard are all good places to meet guys and girls as well.
Dress Code
Howard is the second-best dressed school in the country behind New York University. Therefore, pretty much anything goes! People dare to be different every day, and it is widely accepted. Students like to mix trends from their hometowns with trends in Washington, D.C.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 108 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 108 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 115 responses

  • 24% Casual dating at your school
  • 17% Long-distance relationship
  • 16% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 12% None
  • 8% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 7% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 6% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 6% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 2% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 1% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 26 responses

  • 36% The Yard
  • 24% The Punch Out
  • 19% Do not meet them in front of the Quad !
  • 12% Blackburn
  • 7% In front of the Quad
  • 2% UGL

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 29 responses

  • 33% Socializing
  • 28% Just go up and talk to them , but don't be awkward
  • 13% Different organizations and clubs
  • 12% Talking to your floormates in your dorm
  • 9% Fraternities/Soroities
  • 4% Social Clubs

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 32 responses

  • 56% Very fun but goal oriented
  • 25% "Work hard, play hard" mentality
  • 9% Very enlightened individual
  • 6% Average student that enjoys a good "turn up"/party
  • 3% On their grind

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 116 responses

  • 58% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 39% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 2% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 2% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 11 responses

  • 36% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 36% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 27% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 0% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.



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