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Campus Housing

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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.

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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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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is fun because its one of the quickest ways to make friends. My freshman year my dorm room did not have air which was a large adjustment. The bathrooms were out of date and were questionably clean. This year my dorm has central air but there are still a few repairs that are needed.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: People over exaggerate how bad campus housing is, its not that bad unless you're dirty. Then you will get roaches and mice.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: During my freshman year, my housing could have definitely been better. This is because, for the majority of the year, I had problems with the air conditioning as well as pests.

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Because freshmen are encouraged to live on campus during their first year, all of the freshmen-designated dorms are located less than five minutes away from the heart of campus. There's always been a lack of housing for non-honors upperclassmen, but freshmen and grad students are always well taken care of, even though the latter very often opt to live off campus. Overall, the dorms are spacious and well-maintained. The freshman dorms are the closest to the main campus and the classrooms, and they are under the most supervision, followed closely by the upperclassman dorms. There is at least one RA on each floor, and there are strict rules sanctioning coed visitation, cooking, alcohol (underage or otherwise), drugs, pets, and burning incense or candles. Anyone caught violating these rules is subject to expulsion from the dorm, or worse.

The graduate student and honors dorms are almost three blocks away from the main campus-presumably to foster a sense of autonomy among the students who live there-and are apartment- style. While most students don't like having to adjust to the restrictions placed on them, older students agree that adjusting to campus life is essential to enjoying your time at Howard. The most social dorm is undoubtedly Meridian, partly because it's coed, and partly because it is an upperclassman dorm that freshmen might get into if there are more incoming freshmen than the originally designated rooms. Your preference, or lack thereof, for any of the other dorms would depend on what you're specifically looking for.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
4,200
Average Housing Costs
$6,470
Types of Housing Offered
  • Coed dorms
  • Married-student apartments
  • Men's dorms
  • Single-student apartments
  • Women's dorms
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
55%
Freshmen Living On Campus
92%
Number of Dormitories
8
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
2
Best Freshman Dorms
Bethune Annex
Best Upperclassman Dorms
Howard Plaza Towers
Worst Freshman Dorms
  • Carver Hall
  • Meridian Hill Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
  • Meridian Hill Hall
  • Slowe Hall
Worst Dorms
  • Drew Hall
  • Meridian Hall
  • The Quad
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Bookshelf
  • Cable TV and phone jacks
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Ethernet or broadband Internet connections
  • Free local and campus phone calls
  • Window coverings
Also Available
Special housing options for students with disabilities
Did You Know?
Only freshmen are guaranteed housing, so when RSVP comes, make sure to participate!

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Bethune Annex
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: 500–749
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, community kitchen, computer lab, convenience store, laundry facilities, on-site dining, study lounge
Carver Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: 24-hour front desk, air conditioning, community kitchen, laundry facilities, snack room, social lounge, study lounge, weight room
Cook Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal, private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: 24-hour front desk, air conditioning, laundry facilities, mail room, study lounge, weight room
Drew Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: 24-hour front desk, computer lab, laundry facilities, pool table, snack room, social lounge, study lounge, TV lounge, vending machines, weight room
Harriet Tubman Quadrangle (Baldwin, Crandall, Frazier, Truth, and Wheatley halls)
Floors: 3 in each of five buildings
Number of Occupants: 500–749
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: 24-hour front desk, air conditioning (some rooms), computer lab, exercise room, laundry facilities, vending machines
Mays Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 20–49
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Community kitchen, computer lab, exercise room, laundry facilities, study lounge
Meridian Hill Hall
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: 500–749
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: 24-hour front desk, air conditioning, community kitchen, computer lab, convenience store, exercise room, laundry facilities, study lounge, TV lounge, vending machines
Slowe Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: 24-hour front desk, air conditioning, community kitchen, computer lab, laundry facilities, study lounge, TV lounge, weight room

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Howard Plaza Towers East
Floors: 8
Number of Units: 250+
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Studios (doubles, triples), one- to three-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Units include full kitchen, common living areas; complex features 24-hour front desk, computer labs, parking, security system, study lounges
Howard Plaza Towers West
Floors: 8
Number of Units: 250+
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Studios (doubles, triples), one- to three-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Units include full kitchen, common living areas; complex features 24-hour front desk, computer labs, laundry facilities, mail room, parking, security system, study lounges

Student Polls

Rate campus housing on the following subjects    Based on 333 responses

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  • Overall building quality
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  • Ease of housing process/lottery system
  • Proximity to classes
  • Resident community
  • Social atmosphere
  • Spaciousness
  • Appropriate level of rule enforcement
  • Value

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