Howard University Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
Washington, DC
Website
www.howard.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
6,270
Part-Time Undergrads
418
Setting
Large city
In-State Tuition
$22,683
Out-of-State Tuition
$22,683
Room & Board
$10,424
Acceptance Rate
54 %
Admission Difficulty
Average
Average SAT Scores
1440–1730
Average ACT Scores
21–26

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Academics
  • Career opportunities
  • Celebrity-filled seminars
  • Cultural significance

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Administration Building
  • Athletics
  • Campus food
  • Facilities

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Students are more than satisfied with the quality of education that they are receiving at Howard. Students seem to have no trouble meshing with their peers, as well as the faculty. In fact, the only qualm that students seem to have is experiencing the difficulties of dealing with HU administration. The bureaucracy and red tape involved with getting anything done at the administrative level is nothing short of nerve racking, and the race to ensure that your financial aid is administered on time and paperwork properly entered into the system is probably more effective for rapid weight loss than any weight loss program currently being advertised. But even with all the little frustrations that come with dealing with the administration, there is a firm consensus among the students that there is no better place for them to be than where they are now. From the quality of the relationships they have formed to the quality of the education that they are receiving, as well as the numerous opportunities made available to them, HU students are pretty darn happy. Overall, Howard provides the ideal atmosphere for anyone who's interested in politics or pursuing a career that's in any way relevant to the process of developing public policy.

Howard is often referred to as the mecca, or the center of every Historically Black College or University in the nation, and the unified pride that the students have in its history and what it represents is very real and very substantial. While there's no denying that there is room for improvement on many levels, the important thing is that Howard University is expanding on the good and improving on the not-so-good-constantly striving to become better with each passing year. More importantly, most students feel like they can be a valuable, contributing part of this process.

Howard Student Reviews

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: While preventative measures should always be taken by students to ensure their own safety, administrators could do a better job of ensuring safety for the entire campus.

3 College Junior

Diversity: While the school is a historically black university, the amount of diversity on campus is somewhat phenomenal. There are people from all over the world.

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4 College Junior

Nightlife: Since it is DC, there is typically always something to do at night, whether it be bars, parties, or just spending time exploring the city. The monuments are actually gorgeous at night.

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3 College Junior

Academics: The academics on campus are somewhat in the air. You can find many students who are incredibly dedicated to their studies, and go on to do extra programs and the like. Finding a good professor for a certain class, however, isn't always easy.

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3 College Junior

Academics: While the campus facilitates a sense of community among students of the same or similar majors, there isn't generally much guidance from the administration on the steps to take to ensure graduation on time. Workloads are doable, but as a biology major, you typically have to put in countless hours of studying.

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