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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are programs in place to help us students feel safe.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The career center is very helpful. They offer a lot of useful services, for example, resume building workshops.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I have lived in most of the dorms on campus and my experience has been okay. I was comfortable with the room size, resident hall assistances, and my roommates.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is a big part of campus life. I don't really know that much about it however.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Athletics: Some varsity teams don't get enough support from the fans. Overall there is a general lack of school spirit.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Howard University has provided me with opportunities that I wouldn't have been able to get elsewhere.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: The party scene at Howard in interesting. There are no traditional frat parties because there are no frat houses. There will be the occasional house party when someone puts out a flier, but there are no areas that you can just go stumble upon a house party. Most parties are at clubs that are planned in advance, and cost money for a ticket. Transportation is good, as there is always Uber and metros/buses.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Party Scene: There are not many off the cuff parties. They are often planned, and at clubs, which if you are underage you cannot buy drinks. People often have small kickbacks, but there is no opportunity to stumble upon parties.

3 College Junior

Academics: The professors and curriculum is fine, but the registration process is a nightmare. You have to be so self-motivating at Howard to get anything done, and you really cannot rely on anyone else but yourself. The flip side is that it teaches you a great deal in terms of dealing with administrations and getting things done.

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4 College Junior

Diversity: I came to Howard not expecting diversity, and obviously in terms of color there is not a whole lot, but in terms of upbringing and nationality there are huge differences. For one, I believe only 70% of the campus is black. There are more white people here for sports than you would ever think, and there are many many different kinds of people from Asian descent and Middle Eastern descent. Not to mention the amount of international black students from Jamaica, Nigeria, etc,etc. You will meet people that might as well be from different planets - not one person is the same at Howard.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: A lot of people on campus partake in drugs and alcohol. The main takeaway is that no one judges you if you do not, and if you get caught you can get severe consequences.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The class sizes in my major (Poli Sci) are always great. There are few people in every class which allows for some great discussions and interaction with the professor. Professors usually care a great deal about the subject they are teaching, and want the best for your success. There are some anomalies, which generally fall into the STEM classes.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: If you are looking and actively incorporating yourself in certain spheres, Howard can be a really good place for job and internship prospects and connections. The teachers can be a great tool for this!

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Its generally safe on campus, though in terms of interpersonal safety there is an underlying sexual assault problem that does not get addressed or rectified.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The new housing, College Hall South and North are very nice buildings with nice, functioning rooms. The older buildings, which includes everything else is essentially falling apart or close to unlivable. The Towers have had floods and cockroach infestations since as long as I've attended, but it is not a bad place to live in terms of proximity and privacy. The Towers is the only place I will say is unreasonably priced. The other dorms I cannot speak to but I know Slowe is ridiculously far and amidst the projects, Cook has the smallest rooms ever, the Quad has no AC in many of the buildings, and the buildings in general seems to be on a slow decline.

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4 College Junior

Greek Life: The Greek life at Howard is good for those that are interested, and if you have some connection to the organization that you wish to join. For those that are used to the Greek processes at PWI's it is nothing alike. You cannot join until you are a sophomore, and there is no official rush. If you are not Greek, which most on the campus are not, no one will look at you differently. The Greeks on campus do not throw parties or have specific houses, but everyone generally respects their presence.

1 College Junior

Athletics: The athletic side of Howard is one that I wish would have been different in terms of my "college experience." No one cares about sports like they do at big state schools. The gym is not impressive, and the tiny space that is open for students is only open from 5pm-9pm, which works in virtually no ones schedule if you do anything outside of classes.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Howard is a great school, though it is not much of a challenge. If you simply put in the work you can get a 3.5 or better in non-STEM majors, which means some of the classes often do not have real educational merit. If you are looking for a university to truly further your education and teach you what you came to learn, I might go elsewhere. In terms of connections and being pressured into greatness, Howard is the place to be. You often cannot find one person who does not have an extensive resume or is in the process of adding to it. I won't even get into the administration side of Howard because it's a mess.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Howard isn't just an African American school, we have students from all parts of the African diaspora and international students from all over the world. People come from all religious and racial backgrounds here.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Some of our teams do very well, especially the women's soccer, but mostly sports aren't a big part of campus life.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Being on the campus with so much Black diversity is incredible, and it can be a great experience, but some issues with the administration can also make attending Howard a real struggle. The cost and lack of financial aid can also be prohibitive, but the professors for the most part are passionate and the classes are effective and stay usually under forty people with some exceptions.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The Howard alumni network and opportunities for networking are really great almost across the board.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Howard is the birth place of the Divine 9, so we have a strong support for the frats and sororities.

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2 College Sophomore

Athletics: Definitely not a big football type school

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The feeling you get being on a campus with so much history, BLACK history, is surrea.

3 people found this useful Report
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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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