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College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't not party so my answer or my opinion would be invalid

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Cafeteria food of course after awhile you will get tired of it. But doesn't mesn it doesnt tast good. I don't really eat in cafe but I do go to punch out and love getti my sushi or quesadillas. But mostly I go to u street and see what's over there to eat.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is an amazing experience when in college. You have a lot more freedom than when at home but of course rules and enforced and visitation is taken a lot. Which of course is not fair to those who follow them. The new dorms are really nice and spacious and everyone talk with each other. It's a nice experience. I love it.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I wish my class experience could've been far more challenging. I also expected a more organized setting unlike high school.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Social interaction and name is big around here.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Im curious of there housing

3 College Freshman

Administration: Most rules are childlike, as well as the organization and academics.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Everything thing is prolonged and disorganized here. No clear system of direction.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: We know how to show up and out! We just need more types of MUSIC! But i always have fun!

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Flexible meal options, variety is offered.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I live on campus but the best to choose from is UTC

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Near the school there are some decent places to go eat.

3 College Junior

Administration: Administration are pretty cool, Wayne Fredrick is a great president making so many positive changes.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: The A-Building is worse than A on pretty little liars.

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5 College Junior

Party Scene: Ain't no party like a Howard party.

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2 College Junior

Campus Food: I only ate in the cafe freshmen, year after that I got employed and ate as I pleased. But if you are trying to save money a meal plan is the way to go.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is THE FULL BLACK COLLEGE EXPERIENCE. Living on college freshmen and sophomore year is the absolute best. You meet your friends for life, you are up on campus life, and visitation rules may suck but your homework is always done. I highly recommend living on campus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have no complaints about off-campus housing. All seems to be well and actually preferable to on-campus housing.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The off-campus dining options is okay because I thought there would be some kind of student discount available, but there aren't any that I know of. Hopefully I'm wrong. There are several vegetarian options, though, as well as different ethnic choices.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: Visitation strictness is probably the single most annoying thing since I've been here. Sometimes security checks residents' IDs and sometimes they don't. I just need consistency. Also, visitation should be 24 hour and it's only 12 hour most days. I would love for me sisters in high school to be able to visit without being stressed out, but because visitation is such a hassle, that's pretty impossible and visitors should really just stay off campus no matter how much you love their presence.

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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid help is not very helpful unless you visit several times, which should not be necessary.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Most of these parties play the same type of music to me.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: When I first arrived at Howard, I saw nothing wrong with the dining options, but as the months went by, I actually started losing a lot of weight because I didn't have an appetite for what was available. I was raised in a vegan/vegetarian and very healthy home. The vegetarian options are not scarce, but the options could be wider. Vegan options, however, are very rare. The first time I went to breakfast, I was extremely surprised at the fact that there was no soy meat or meat substitute. There are never any dairy substitutes. Also, the beverages available everywhere other than the Lower Cafeteria are extremely unhealthy. There should be healthier options around campus. The annex has a vegetable grill that I favor, but that has been one of the only improvements so far. If I did not have a vegan/vegetarian diet, it may not have been so difficult for me to eat here.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus makes it convenient to get to classes, the cafeteria, and also makes the university social atmosphere rather close because we see one another on a daily basis.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics at Howard outside of tennis and soccer are not good and strides are being made to improve them.

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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.

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