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Howard University


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Adetunji
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Choose a college that you belive will best benifit you!

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Choose a college that you belive will best benifit you!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

All are welcome. Nobody should be exempted.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The administration takes a long time to address and correct a problem from the students. The campus police are always absent when a student is being robbed but are present when there is no threat.

Tamara
What kind of person should not attend this school?

Anybody that wants to have the experience of attending a historically black university. I think Howard is also a great place ...

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Anybody that wants to have the experience of attending a historically black university. I think Howard is also a great place for anybody that wants to be in a city like setting but more at a small scale and not as busy as New York or Chicago.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would advise that both the parent and student feel comfortable at whatever school they decide to go to and I would also advise that they look into seeing if the program they want is accredited.

Shawntel
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When looking for the college for you it is very helpful to make a list of the things you want out of a college experience and...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When looking for the college for you it is very helpful to make a list of the things you want out of a college experience and then choose the school that best fits your needs. Once you have chosen your school it is very helpful to go and visit the campus during the week it wont be beneficial to visit the campus on the weekends. Once you have narrowed it down then you should try and make sure you can afford it. Once you are in school it is hard to keep up your grades if you are worried about how you are going to pay for the next semester. Also, always try and keep a good relationship with your finiancial aid advisor because they can always help you find more money to pay for school.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school is the ability to network and make life long connections.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about my school is the amount of money allotted to students. There should be more money for low-income families

Adira
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

My school's legacy holds a promise of culture, tradition and diversity which is mirrored in all of its students.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

My school's legacy holds a promise of culture, tradition and diversity which is mirrored in all of its students.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When it comes to college, you may have an already preconceived dream of what your experience is going to be like however, when you set foot on campus eveything changes. the dreams you held in your heart get twisted by reality of the day-to-day grind of college life. being on your own can either drive you to go for your goals or give you every exscuse to postpone your dreams. In the end, college makes you into a responsible adult. Dont fall into the pitfalls that college offers to everyone. When looking for a college one has to keep in mind that the college you may want does not always meet your needs. also, the college that you do not want may be the college that gives you the most room to grow. when looking for a college always remember that that will be your home for the nest 4 YEARS so choose wisely. dont just choose a school because it has the best party scence, choose your college based on academics AND the diversity that the campus holds. choose a school that will challenge you to strive to become the best you possible.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The thing that is most frustrated is that the campus buildings dont mirror the legacy that Howard University holds.

Brittany
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates looked like me and they were from all over the world. Most of all, my classmates were intellectual and insigh...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates looked like me and they were from all over the world. Most of all, my classmates were intellectual and insightful.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The overall experience that I had, including academics and social life.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The advice that I would give parents and/or students about finding the perfect college and making the most of the college experience is to find a school that focuses on whatever it is that you are specifically intrested in so that when you get to school it will not be hard for you, as a student, to remain focused and above the curve. Also, make sure that you have a great support system on and off campus as you go through your journey as a college student. There will be times when you are feeling so overwhelmed with school that you are going to yearn for someone to vent to in order to feel relief. Do not worry though, as this feeling is common. Lastly, enjoy every waking minute of the class time that you have committed yourself to. Be sure that you take full advantage of this experience because you college years, even though it seems like it lasts forever, will fly by you.

Letisha
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My advice to parents and students would be to truly evaluate exactly what they want to do with the rest of their lives. Once they figure out whether they want to be a doctor or just a simple trade the next step is to research or are still unsure. They need to see what school has the best program out there for what hey want to do whether it is a 2 year program or 4. The next step is to look at location if it matters and the campus life as well as housing and food. Once they are satisified with the quality of education, location, campus life,housing, and food, they have found the school for them. Its also great to visit each school that they might have in mind.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

Of course the name HOWARD is braging all in its self but about the degree of education you recieve ther. The wonderful clubs organizations and opportunities to meet really great famous people. The party scene isn't that bad either.

Cristina
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Sororities and fraternities; african-american culture and background; school spirit; black cultural legacy

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Sororities and fraternities; african-american culture and background; school spirit; black cultural legacy

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

the scholarships they have available for students upon entering. I was an excellent high school graduate-honor's list, high recognition, plaques and awards, etc. but they were not used to the grading scheme yet because I came from a caribbean school, where we do not assign gpa but instead averages of numbered and lettered grades

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Do as much detailed research as you can. Be sure that whatever choices you make suits your comfort level but more importantly, has your career interest as its focal point. However, make sure it's not too into that area that you cannot explore other areas. It is only your first year in college; the leveled exposure might persuade you to go into another field that you find more interesting and compelling than what you had planned to do. Furthermore, you may not be accepted to your first choice so always make sure that down to your tenth or hundredth choice facilitates to all your needs or even as close as possible. Be sure that your finances are on point, in case your scholarship didn't go through or a family-related mishap occurred or something that forces you to reconsider your educational endeavours. And most importantly, have fun. It is a time that shows your parents that you are growing up and becoming an adult and it is a time to really get into the working world and be that Noble Prize Winner, but have fun with it. College is what you make it, so make it worthwhile.

Crystal
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell parents and students to make sure that what ever school is decided, it should be the school that has best prove ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell parents and students to make sure that what ever school is decided, it should be the school that has best prove to you that that specific school can satisfy all of your expectations. Instead of looking for the easy way out when things do not turn out the way you had planned, really try to see if changes could be made or if there are any adjustments that have to be made because in the real world you cannot run away from situations that do not go your way. In today's society, it may become a burden to start over and correct mistakes. Try to make the best decision of what school you want to go to, what major you want to study, and what career you want in the beginning. To make the most of a college experience, stay humble, grateful, and positive because it goes a long way. Remember to stay focused and serious but also to enjoy each moment. College can be the best memories for a person so cherish each moment.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I really wish I would have taken the opportunity to look for more scholarships and other sources to pay for my education. At Howard, I have grown to learn that it is not who you are and what you do that can open the doors of opportunity. It is all about who you know that can even give you that first step to success. With that being said, I wish I had a strong network or would have chose Howard as my first choice in order to gain financial aid that I would not have to pay back.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I tell others that school feels as if I never left home considering I grew up in a big city. There is so much to do but leaves each person with choices to do many things. With that being said, you eventually learn to make proper decisions that affect your future. Going to Howard gives you the opportunity to transition from dependency to independency. You will learn to be your own person and learn to make sacrifices that you can apprecitate and be grateful for.

ashleigh
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Howard University has a rich legacy, tradition, academia, and strong cultural and social reputation.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Howard University has a rich legacy, tradition, academia, and strong cultural and social reputation.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who does not wish to work hard, witness various ethnicities, and become a global leader.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would advise parents and students that the college of one's choice should be comfortable, as far as safety and well being is concerned, but allow one to reach out of thier comfort zone and venture into events or experiences that he/she may never have tried before. The college must be academically challenging, culturally diverse and engaging, and preparing of global leaders.

Audra
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Educating and preparing the next leaders in the global community.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Educating and preparing the next leaders in the global community.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Finding the right college is a process. It is important to research all the information possible that a school offers concerning your academic, athletic, and/or social interests. Visits to the school are essential in forming an overall idea of what attending would be like, and to get a feel for the students, faculty, and campus. Attending orientations and open-houses are also stellar ways to meet other students interested in attending, and current students who can provide you with personal experiences in dealing with the school's academic and financial administration. Once you decide to attend a school, making the most of your college experience becomes the most important aspect. Learning to balance your workload with your social activities is critical. How well you manage your time can make or break any college student. Be involved in organizations pretaining to your major and academic interests, then a few extracurricular groups on the side. Campus involvement is important and exciting, however academics are the main focus. Do not spread yourself too thin; you must always make time for classes and studying. College can be one of the most enjoyable time of life, and will be if you act responsibly.

What kind of person should attend this school?

It is a historically black university so students of African and African-American decent are its most common attendees. Students who want to be secure in their ethnicity and want to be an over-achiever in their field should attend this university. This is the ideal university for African American students who want to be the next leaders of the world, and who are not afraid to work tremendously hard to succeed and achieve.

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  • Tuition & Fees
  • $24,908
  • Acceptance rate
  • 30%

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