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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
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
- In front of the Quad
- The Punch Out
- The Yard
Best Places to Hook Up
- Founders Library/the Undergraduate Library
- The Punch Out
- The Valley
- The Yard
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.
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.