Howard University Summary

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Basic Statistics

Washington, DC
Full-Time Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
Large city
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Room & Board
Acceptance Rate
49 %
Admission Difficulty
Average SAT Scores
Average ACT Scores

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 Freshman

Campus Housing: it's a good option, especially for your first year. i recommend moving out in your second or third year to experience the city life.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: i am not a member, but i know that they have great programs and volunteer for the community.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: dc is a vibrant city, so you can find all sorts of restaurants from around the world in there.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: im not the best person to answer this question!

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: better than a small college town i used to live in. there are variety of options.


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