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Howard University


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

To parents I would advise to let their child be the one who decides where they choose to go. College is a time for kids to br...

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

To parents I would advise to let their child be the one who decides where they choose to go. College is a time for kids to branch off and grow so they can be their own person, so parents should not hinder them. To a students, I would say to research the schools carefully and see which fits more to you and what you want to get out of it. In making the most of the college experience, be open to experience, meet new people, and have fun!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The type of person that should not attend this school would be someone who is not open minded and willing to gain new experiences. Also, because it is an HBCU, its not advisable for someone who is uncomfortable around African Americans to enroll in a school like Howard.

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

The worst thing about Howard to me would be the cafeteria food. I think it is essential for college students to eat well and healthy, and the cafeteria just does not offer that all the time.

Alicia
Describe the students at your school.

Culturally aware. They are ready to change the world. All of them have so much to offer. Fashionable.

Describe the students at your school.

Culturally aware. They are ready to change the world. All of them have so much to offer. Fashionable.

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

When it comes to choosing your college, start early! The longer you wait, the harder it will be. Choosing the college you are interested in can be difficult. The size of the campus and where it's located also have a huge impact on your decision. So it's best to visit the college, and imagine yourself in that setting. Applications can be tedious, so start them early as well. It's important to start looking for you college your freshmen year of highschool. This gives you time to make the best decision for yourself. Always apply to a few safe schools, schools you are certain you will be accepted into, but dont be afraid to apply to the school of your dreams. Paying for school can be difficult, seek out financial awards if you have not been offered any. Persistance with the financial adminstration insures "payoff." Lastly, Prioritize your agenda when you get to college. The social life can be consuming if you let it and it may be hard to stay focused. In general college can be the best or worst experience you've ever had. Make it the best!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Teachers don't seem to want students to be successful. They are just there for the paycheck. They are not passionate about what they are doing.

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

Howard University has a legacy of academic achievement so there is pressure to succeed once you're there.

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

Howard University has a legacy of academic achievement so there is pressure to succeed once you're there.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Howard University is mostl know for academics.

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

My advice to parents and or prospectice collegfe students would be to first. visit the school/s that you're looking to attend to make sure that you are familiar with the environment and to see if you fit in that atmosphere. Parents I encourage you to support your child in their choices. Don't force your ideas and or thoughts upon them. Let them make the decision for themselves, especially if they're going out of town. They will already be scared so you putting extra pressure on them is not the best thing to do. The ultimate advice I would give to the student is, stay focused on the task at hand.

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

That college is no longer a 4 year deal...most people need an extra semester or two and that's okay.

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

That college is no longer a 4 year deal...most people need an extra semester or two and that's okay.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Independent and self confident people. Someone who needs to learn more about the Black experience.

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

Choosing your undergraduate college is very important for one's growth and development. Things that one must consider are the cost of tuition and room and board, the availability of dorms for upper classmen, the availability of your major, retention rates, etc. Aside from the logistics, a student should talk to someone who went to the school to get a better understanding of the social life. They should visit the school, preferably with a current student, to see what the school is like on any given day. The student should also look into the social clubs that may interest them. Parents should be concerned about the surrounding area the campus is in, the safety of the dormitories and campus buildings, the campus police department, they should also look into transportation for the students and the campus' proximity to home.

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

Make sure that your child lives away from home so that they become more responsibly and emersed into their society without th...

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

Make sure that your child lives away from home so that they become more responsibly and emersed into their society without the interference of parental control. Allowing them to travel to attend college will prepare them for the future. Also let them choose their school of choice. Following your parent's footsteps is enough pressure.

What's unique about your campus?

The school pride and spirit.

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

The housing selection or lack there of I should say.

Ashley
What kind of person should attend this school?

Those who desire to experience schooling in at a historically black institution would be right at home at Howard. Also peopl...

What kind of person should attend this school?

Those who desire to experience schooling in at a historically black institution would be right at home at Howard. Also people who would like to step outside of their comfort zone of predominately white institutions and experience different African cultures would definitely be able to do so at Howard. Howard is a great place to go for networking and for job opportunites since it is in the heart of the DC-metropolitan area. There are many other great institutions in the area for Howard students to associate with as well.

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

I wish I would have known how hard it would be to pay for tuition, get affordable on/off campus housing, and get things completed when dealing with certain advisors and Howard administration.

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

When it is finally time to select what college will be attended, you realize the vast amount of availablities across the United States and the world for higher education attendance. However, even with all of these options available, the very first thing to take into consideration is where you want to go in life, for it is in the knowledge of what you want your future career to be that you are able to narrow down what your top college choices should be. If you don't know what you want to do, it is then best to pick a school that has a strong reputation in all of the courses of study it offers. Once you arrive to the school you pick, always be willing to open up your comfort zone to people different than yourself. Network, because not only is it important in college, it is the way the world operates outside of school. Take advantage of social and community service organizations at your school, but in doing so, don't forget what you're there for: an education! Once you learn to balance your time, you will experience the most fulfillment out of your college life.

Jonathan
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are helpful and in the same boat.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are helpful and in the same boat.

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

Plan out what you want in a college surrounding and use collegesearches on-line to find a college that supports the most of your personalities. In making the most of your college experience, handle school work first because parties and campus activities are never ending.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

How unorganized the adminitration building is and how they handle their duties.

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

The advice that I would give to parents and students when looking for the right college or university is to go where you feel...

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

The advice that I would give to parents and students when looking for the right college or university is to go where you feel most at home. Who cares about the prestige of the institution, if you hate every waking moment there. I would also say be pro-active. Students and parents need to go beyond the campus tours and sit in on a class, delve into the heart of the institution, its students. Getting real perspectives that haven't been screened are more beneficial than anything on the college or university's web page.s

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

I consider the President's Board of Trustees to be the worst aspect of our school. For example, I am TV Production major and John H. Johnson gave the School of Communications 4 million dollars. We, communication students, have seen no changes in our school nor the equipment and facilities housed within it. Of course the students make due with what we have, but the mismanagement of funds directly affects the students and their survival in the professional world of their chosen field.

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

In actuality, there is nothing that I wish I would have known prior to coming to Howard Univeristy. My parents and I did enough research and talked with enough of its students, professors, and facility to prepare us for anything at Howard University.

Nikita
What kind of person should not attend this school?

People who are not here to learn. Some students are here for the wrong reasons.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People who are not here to learn. Some students are here for the wrong reasons.

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

The maintenance and customer service is pretty bad. The gym is inadequate.

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

Educate yourself about the process, the cost, and everything else. Use your resources and do not be afraid to ask for help.

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