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Howard University


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Zahraa
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I love going to Howard. Going to an HBCU is a special experience that I wish more Black students could experience. I do wish ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love going to Howard. Going to an HBCU is a special experience that I wish more Black students could experience. I do wish the administration was more organized and that they payed more attention to bettering the computer science program. However, I still recommend the school.

merdie
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Howard University is committed to serving students from under represented communities. Howard faculty work very hard to meet...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Howard University is committed to serving students from under represented communities. Howard faculty work very hard to meet student needs. Although not perfect, it produces some of the brightest and best professionals in the world. I love Howard U.

Samaria
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I believe Howard University is a school that every black person should choose. Your first year will start off difficult. Choo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe Howard University is a school that every black person should choose. Your first year will start off difficult. Choose your classes and teachers wisely. Take time to make sure if the major you want is the one you want to do. This school will help you with career opportunities and the best place for academics.

Carlee
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What can I say about Howard University? Well, it’s called “the Mecca” for a reason. The moment you step on to the campus, you...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

What can I say about Howard University? Well, it’s called “the Mecca” for a reason. The moment you step on to the campus, you feel like you’ve found the place you’ve been searching for your entire life; you feel like you’re home. The food may not be the best, but depending on where you live you may be able to cook for yourself. The professors are generally pretty amazing and the opportunities and experiences available are, in my opinion, unmatched. I have learned SO much about myself, my ancestors, and my history. Honestly, the administration is not the best, but they have gotten better throughout my matriculation; most of them actually DO want to help you and you will sense that. As for housing, the two newest dorms (College Hall North and South) are the nicest in terms of amenities and the older dorms are renovated throughout the semesters and summer periods as needed.

Tone'
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More financial aid. Otherwise, love it!

What is your overall opinion of this school?

More financial aid. Otherwise, love it!

Truth
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When I first matriculated to Howard, all I heard people go on about was its legacy of "greatness" as the "Mecca." However, to...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

When I first matriculated to Howard, all I heard people go on about was its legacy of "greatness" as the "Mecca." However, to my horror, I soon realized that all this talk was only a bunch of exaggerated hype. What I have encountered is a terrible, unorganized administration, mediocre students mixed with some overachievers, and staff that are extremely rude, non customer-service oriented, AND/OR incompetent. The educational advising is absolutely horrible. Rather than help students successfully and strategically map out their academic schedules, our outdated, clueless advisors would rather give smart remarks about "how we should know that already." If I did, do you think I would have come to you, genius?! Department faculty are always on a different page from each other and give conflicting information for simple questions. They will have you running around campus for hours trying to get a simple situation resolved due to their lack of uniformity. Yes, you will learn how to be assertive in taking care of your affairs, but that is no excuse for overwhelming incompetency. Administration needs revision from the top-down. The food is decent enough but there are only two cafeterias, and they have very limited hours that are not conducive to a college student's late schedule at all. Convenience stores are scarce and lacking (imo). Housing, buildings, and facilities are for the most part run-down, inadequate, and lacking technology. Although they are working on establishing several modern buildings, we need a widescale renovation of the whole campus. A 21st century college needs 21st century technology and facilities. As a result of limited resources, many of the already belligerent students here have a scarcity mentality. Yes, Howard Students can be quite impressive in terms of their grades, internships, extracurricular activities, political activism, and experiences abroad. However, for all of their talk about "black unity" and "self- love," the ever prevalent self-hatred within many segments of the black community cannot be hidden. As minority students, HU students still exist within a diversity-challenged society that accepts a select number of token minority performers. Couple this phenomenon with the natural competitiveness and crab-in-the-barrel mentality of blacks, and you've got a clear picture of the competitive environment at Howard. It is a competitiveness that does not stem from a healthy source. Those who love to indulge the image of Howard as an academically competitive school are stupid; yep, Howard students are "competitive" alright. They use being "competitive" as a cover for acting out their destructive, jealous tendencies and as a result feel justified in resorting to any method to tear down those they view as competition. If you think that Howard is a place that you will go and meet open-minded intellectual, decent, respectful people, THINK AGAIN. Meeting the true intellectuals here is a real gem, but the vast majority of morons you will encounter here are extremely close-minded, cliquish, and hateful for no reason other than they found a reason to dislike the way you dress or are attempting to disguise their envy for your "stuck up" sense of confidence. No, the real world is not rainbows, smiles, and sunshine but there exists some common decency and respect among productive members of society, something you will not find at Howard. Granted , there are some individuals that haven't been tainted by the ignorance that stems from several facets of urban "black" culture. But, by and large, for all of their talk about social justice, truth, and service, many individuals here cannot even show tolerance and respect to someone with a lifestyle that deviates too far from their warped conception of what is "normal" and "acceptable," particularly as it relates to so-called black culture...I say the following statement with all seriousness. I truly believe that Howard University exposes many black people for the mentally disturbed, innately hateful, joyless, GODLESS, and immoral N-I-G-G-E-R-S that they truly are. NO, not all people of African descent. But it's amazing how black people will display such hatred for one another only to act like sane, respectful individuals around non-blacks (yet who still desperately crave validation from whites, Latinos, Indians, Arabs, East Asians, etc. ). You will find many who profess to be believers of God but whose very lifestyle and vindictive spirit demonstrate otherwise. In addition, many of the students are cheating frauds who will actually take pictures of exams in teachers' office and during actual exams to have the answers looked up and discussed in GroupMe chats (ha, they call it "finessing"). Even the idiots here know that an A grade is vital, and will cheat their way there, even if it means looking at a whole pre-written essay on their phone for a final exam. During midterms and finals, go and observe any class around campus. Students will head straight for the back and huddle together during test time like a herd of sheep unless separated. The whole time they are constantly causing distractions, making noise, whispering answers, checking their phones, and when caught, will have the audacity to argue with the teacher/TA. Those with an acute sense of perception will immediately sense the hostile, tense, and heavy sense of depression that pervades the campus, and it comes from the hearts of its morally bankrupt residents. Indulgence in humanistic philosophies, drug use, and casual sex are the norm here, as they are at other college campuses across America. It is not hard to see that many of the "women" here, despite their failed attempts to look "classy" are undignified, soulless black whores that truly despise all that is wholesome and good but rather derive what little worth they have from tearing down others, gossiping, and buying the latest fashions. Many are shallow, self-absorbed, and just straight up have a horrible stinking spirit despite their "pretty" faces. Too busy worried about dressing up to go to the Punch Out than actually contributing anything valuable to black advancement, OR just attempting to be a kind person. Many guys and girls here often thank "God" for their blessings, but their true god is their car, possessions, sex life, or money. Howard is not worth the tuition that it charges. Unless you are like the shallow, superficial b-a-s-t-a-r-d-s I described, you will not enjoy Howard. The only good thing about the school is the excellent teachers that are few and far between and can truly inspire you to succeed as a person, and the diversity of courses you can easily take, especially if you are on a scholarship. However, more faculty should be hired so that class scheduling is not so difficult. It is not the typical college experience in any form or fashion. In short, you will find yourself disappointed.

Elijah
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I love it.

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love it.

Dahlya
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I love my school, don't get me wrong. But there's a lot that needs to be fixed on campus- buildings, both dorms and academic,...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love my school, don't get me wrong. But there's a lot that needs to be fixed on campus- buildings, both dorms and academic, have issues with flooding, mold, rat infestation, etc. By buildings I mean not one or two, but literally most of them. And don't get me started on the issues with admin and financial aid. It's like they don't even care about the students.

Brandy
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Howard has a very diverse campus. Students from aall over the country and the world attend and contribute to the vibrant camp...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Howard has a very diverse campus. Students from aall over the country and the world attend and contribute to the vibrant campus atmosphere. The campus has fresh greenery and the buildings are very accessible. The classes are both rigorous and interesting.

Gabrielle
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If there were one word to describe Howard, it would be eclectic. Despite being an HBCU, Howard University is one of the most ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

If there were one word to describe Howard, it would be eclectic. Despite being an HBCU, Howard University is one of the most diverse campuses I have been on. Howard University encompasses the black diaspora from culture and beliefs all the way to diverse languages. It is an amazing feeling to be given the opportunity to collaborate with intellects from across the globe. This diversity heightens your awareness on issues that may be happening outside of your community. The students on this campus are all mini revolutionaries who recognize their potential and refuse to remain stagnant in the face of oppression and mistreatment, whether it is from the government or Howard University. People outside of Howard admire our resilience and notice that this is the place where all voices and opinions are welcomed. Howard University lets you know that someone is listening and that change lies in your own hands. So, come to Howard and be the change!

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