Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA+
- Campus FoodC
- Student LifeA+
Howard University is ...
Private not-for-profit, HBCU
NCAA Division I-AA
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Howard University Rankings
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High School GPA
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.187 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.187 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.187 responses
Most Popular Majors
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.260 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.315 responses
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After Howard University
- Very Good998
Campus Life – Campus life is fun and convenient. It was enjoyable. You can access everything you need. The dorms aren't too too far away from campus, except for Meridian and Slowe. There are always events, programs on campus by many on and off campus organizations. The food is pretty decent, especially in the restaturant and Soul Food Thursdays in the Cafe. Sankoa Cafe is my favorite! Yum! The dorms are very outdated and so are most of the buildings. Although I wish the structures were newer and more technologically advanced, I think we have access to everything we need at Howard. I wish there was more on campus housing though. The housing selection process is fair but very cruel. First come, first serve. Tuition is very expensive as well. It's scary that we have some of the most affordable room and tuition prices in the area. Old dorm rooms and classrooms are what have helped to shape my Howard experience. At times, I dislike them, but I appreciate the rich tradition that each stairwell, elevator, chalkboard, wooden chair, etc. represent.
- College Junior
- Sep 4 2012
Is hard to find and expensive, but very rewarding. It gives you a sense of growth and maturity and makes it feel like you have really lived a well-rounded college experience. Students communter from very near and far everyday for classes. Residence Life has a website for off campus housing posts which is some what helpful. Many people live in the Towers at UTC in Hyattsville, MD and Franklin Park Apartments in Greenbelt, MD. The Metro and bus routes make it easier and more convenient to communte in the DMV area. I love UTC and the student off campus apartment style buildings. Other students also live in Avondale Overlook apartments in West Hyattsville, MD, which is within 1 mile of UTC. Many students live in that area because of the many apartment complexes offered there. There are also opportunities to rent homes in the areas around Drew Hall near, Slowe and Carver Hall, Columbia Heights and in NE DC. If you look early enough and hard enough, you can find off campus housing that will work best for you!
- College Junior
- Sep 4 2012
I love the academics and the black excellence that exist at my university. But like most HBCU's it is very hard to receive money from this school if you don't qualify for a scholarship as a freshmen coming in. I would love to see more scholarships set up for all class levels, and a better, more concerned financial aid department. Basically your typical HBCU problems, but I love Howard!
- 28 days ago