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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: nothing like mama's cooking but it will do.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: housing is getting better slowly as they build newer dorms.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: howard knows how to turn up.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: open late to satisfy student cravings

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1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: the care for students needs is at an all time low.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: maryland is the best place to find off campus housing

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: i don't really party but howard knows how to turn up

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: right on georgia avenue, you have options. there's also grubhub abd postmates so food really isn't a problem

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3 College Freshman

Administration: people do a lot but they don't get caught. visitation is horrible though (people sneak in all the time) but it's an HBCU

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: the people at the financial aid office barely help you. you end up figuring everything out for yourself. i did

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: the annex cafe is good for lunch and dinner but it's typically crowded. the omelet at blackburn is amazing though but it depends on who's making it.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: i lived in the QUAD my freshman year and i experienced the sisterhood everyone kept talking about. however, the quad is a little run down.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: If you can find an affordable place to stay off-campus, that would be your best bet because Howard lacks an adequate amount of housing for its students.

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5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There's never one weekend without at least one party going on. The parties are always live and have a great turn out, and house parties in particular are almost always within walking distance from the dorms.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a few different places to eat on Georgia Ave. They are fairly inexpensive and easily accessible.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: Howard is considered a "dry campus" so they are not tolerant of alcohol/drugs. However, this does not stop people from partaking.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food isn't terrible, but it does run right through you and it costs too much for the quality.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Most of the older dorms don't have basic amenities such as air conditioning. The dorm I stayed this past year (Slowe Hall) in didn't have elevators, so it was a hassle moving in and out of the building. There were also always constant issues with hot water, heat in the colder months, and a/c in the warmer ones. The bathrooms were also almost always filthy and disgusting and the carpeting throughout the building always smelled of mold/mildew.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Sport life is not huge, but there are key events that draw in a large crowd.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There aren't many options for great quality places, but UTC is a great place to stay from what I've heard.

5 College Junior

Party Scene: Howard is known for having a great party scene. Homecoming is usually the peak time for this.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: It is mostly comprised of chain restaurants so the quality of food is average, but it is a change from the usual on-campus options.

3 College Junior

Administration: Administration is comprised of various individuals. Some are very efficient, and others are not. It's hard to group all of them under one category. Overall, it is okay.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Howard has a system in which they award incoming students based off of their merit achievements. However, I wish there were more opportunities to increase financial aid based off of achievement at the actual institution.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: The food isn't necessarily poor, but the lack of variety eventually leads to dissatisfaction.

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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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