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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone is cute, but a lot of people are boozie and rude.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: My major department is history and there are very few students, so my advisor goes through hoops for me. I always get into the classes I need, which are usually interesting and the workload is not too hard.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Howard's academic offerings used to be better, but last year they cut a lot of good majors such as Anthropology.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't know much about it to be completely honest.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The gyms are often closed to non-athletes, and the sporting events really aren't much of an 'event'

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I live on campus, but living on your own in DC is incredibly expensive, so most kids don't leave the dorms.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I got lucky and got the largest room in the quad so I can't complain

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: You rarely find anything worth eating and when you do it still gives you food poisoning.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I am not really into sports however, I know there is a big competition against the Hampton teams. Student involvement is very high. The games are always very packed and the school spirit amongst these students is remarkable.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It is easy to find off campus housing. There are plenty options on craiglist, friends often rent rooms out and many ads around campus. Parking is ok depending if you have a permit . The cost is way cheaper then living on campus however the thought of paying month to month as opposed to the cost being factored into your tuition makes you spend a lot wisely. Living off-campus allows for more freedom then having to sign each of your guest in and out and having time restrictions.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: The administration often stresses the school policies which has a positive affect on student academic and social lives. I commend them for that. There might be a few that do not abide by these rules but those that are caught disobey the rules have actions set against them.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Howard is the best when it comes to parties. The homecoming is always LIVE and alot of celebrities always make appearances. It's the best!

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It is HARD. The office is ALWAYS busy! I have not recieved a response from the email I sent 2 weeks ago. Looks like I might have to go up there.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I have not really eaten campus food in a while. But the one time I did, it was just average. My other friends tend to eat out often so i'm assuming the food is just okay.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is very convenient. You can wake up for class and walk to campus depending on how far you live. The cost of living on campus however, is very pricey. You can save a huge deal of money if you just opt-out of housing, live at home and in some cases just get your own apartment nearby. I feel like living on campus allows you to be more social because you don't have to think about driving on campus to meet up or study with friends. The process of getting housing might be a bit difficult because of the number of students that are also trying to get housing. I prefer to get a single room but they grant those wishes to those that really need it. Overally, I like living on campus however, it can be costly in the end.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Ive seen apartments near a shopping center which would be very convenient but not very close to the school. Im sure there are other places but I am not to sure.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I have only ate out once but the place I went to gave students a discount on their meal which made the meal free. There are tons of other places to eat.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The campus really advises students not to smoke and drink on campus. They don't allow drugs or alcohol in the dorms. They also have visitation rules like people have to be checked in and can only say for 12 hours at a time. Occasionally the RAs will do room checks only to ensure the safety of the students living in the dorms. Also they do not want people to vandalize the school proper. Other than that the campus is lenient about everything.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Howard University is a great school for parties. The parties are very fun and enjoyable. There is always something to do every weekend. Monday through Friday is for school but once the weekend starts you will find yourself getting ready for a party. Whether there is a kickback in a dorm room, a house party, or a club party you will find yourself having a great night. Parties will always make themselves known, from twitter or from flyers around the school. Then there are the school made events like homecoming and resfest which aren't really parties because they are during the day but they are really fun events that people who attend (or don't attend) Howard need to go to. Howard University is a really great school to party at.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid is always hard whether its signing up to when you are asking for more. The office is always so busy when you're attempting to deal with the financial aid. I suggest you make an appointment before to ensure you get the time you need to deal with your problem.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: There is a lot of different food places on campus. There is a Mcdonalds, a Subway, a pizza place called Customs Pizza, Potbellies, and a yogurt place. They also have a Punchout, Starbucks and different food trucks, and of course the cafeterias. The regular Blackburn cafeteria is the main cafeteria on campus. It serves pizza, Mexican food, burgers and fries, and pasta. In the morning it serves regular breakfast food like eggs or an omelet, pancakes, sausage and bacon, French toast etc. The food here is alright its not the best but its not all bad. I prefer the Mexican food and the pasta. The cafeteria does however have "Soul Food Thursdays" in which they serve lots of soul food and I really enjoy that. The new Annex cafeteria serves better quality food then the Blackburn cafeteria and closes two hours later. The Blackburn cafeteria closes at 7 and the Annex Cafeteria closes at 9. The best place for me to eat is the Punchout. The Punchout serves Chinese food, wings and chicken, Mexican food and pasta. I would recommend using dining dollars there, but also at the C-store they sell food and snacks which is also a great resource.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Being my first year in college, living in a dorm is a very new thing for me. I had to live with a new person and share a bathroom with my whole floor. I am so used to sharing my living quarters with my family. Throughout the semester I have adjusted to this living condition. Living in a dorm is great because its like rooming with a lot of your friends and you can do almost what you please. The dorms are your own living space and you can have company over at any time and not have anyone tell you what to do. The dorm in which I live in is a very old dorm but holds lots of history. It was named after a very important doctor who helped improve blood transfusions, Charles R. Drew. The dorm isn't the best one around but it is doable. The other dorms are a bit newer and are much better. They look very nice and make living way easier. Some dorms are a bit pricey but there are other dorms that are much cheaper. The housing process is fairly easy, all you have to do is pay the fee, select your dorm and you will be set. The only thing is that people who live the furthest away from the university get the priority in housing along with people who have been in many clubs and organizations on campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The Annex Cafe has made eating on campus far more tolerable.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing is quite expensive. The social atmosphere is amazing and is largely the reason students come to the school.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I observe from my friends that the best off-campus housing is UTC, but even then the lease is problem for college students.

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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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