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Howard University


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Recent Reviews

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

My school is very social with many programs, including academic and social fraternities and sororities, that should interest ...

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

My school is very social with many programs, including academic and social fraternities and sororities, that should interest every individual who attends.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is know for its social life, especially the founding of several fraternities and sororities and its Nationally know Homecoming festivities. Academically we are known for our business school and our university-wide focus on research.

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

Visiting each and every college or university that you are interested in or that you get accepted to is probably the best advice that I can give. You may think that you, or your child, have already made the decision, but until you go and experience the school for yourself you will never truely know. Make sure that when you attend you can see EVERYTHING that this school will be offering you, from the classroom settings to the social activities to the Support Services offered and Administrative offices. Make sure that you talk to students other than the people who are giving the tour; these students always give a biased opinion of what the school really is like to attract you. Make sure you are getting the full story first before you make this life changing decision. Finally make sure you ask questions. This is a place where you, or your child, will spend the next four years and everyone needs to know what they are getting into before they sign on the dotted line.

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

Very diverse learning institute that provides help, encouragement, and fellowship.

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

Very diverse learning institute that provides help, encouragement, and fellowship.

Describe the students at your school.

Unique group of individuals with diverse mindful views of Howard and the global community.

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

Research various institutions intensely before making a decision. When choosing a major take the time to understand the type of course work you would be expected to do before making your final choice. Contact the University or college about what is required for the major and based upon your high school course work are you ready to pursue it. Students need to be very mindful of how much money their parents have and what colleges they can afford. Sometimes out of state schools aren't the best choice unless you are getting substantial financial aid. Visiting the Universities you are curious about is a must before making any type of decision. Getting to know student life, faculty, administration, and various of campus extra-curricular activities will greater benefit you as you make the transition into college. Keeping your faith and never losing your passion while attending school will help during rough times. Never forget the main reason why you chose your institute is to obtain a degree and become active in your neighborhood and the global community. Help is always there, so never be afraid to ask for it.

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

The biggest thing that parents and students need to do is research. Go to the college websites, and on college tours to make ...

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

The biggest thing that parents and students need to do is research. Go to the college websites, and on college tours to make sure that the college you choose is best for you. I've had many friends that choose colleges because they were party schools or because it was the only school they thought they could get into and now they arent happy, or not doing well. Parents need to continue playing an active role when their children start looking at colleges, giving them advice and making sure the school that is chosen is a school that will accommodate that persons major and career goals. As for the college experience its whatever you make of it, you just have to find a balance between work and play. Its possible to have a social life and still get good grades you just have to buckle down when the time is right and let loose otherwise.

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

The dorms. You pay a sizeable amount of money for crap most of the time. I havent been in one room yet that didnt have a major problem with it.ie: heat not working, outlets not working, broken furniture etc.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The administration helping with financial aid.

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

My school is not perfect, however the people there make you want to return every year.

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

My school is not perfect, however the people there make you want to return every year.

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

There are many things to look for when determining which university one should attend. Many people start looking at things like location, financial aid, demographic (class size, racial makeup, etc). Which are all important, however the advice I am going to give is slightly different. The advice I would give to parents and or students about finding the right college is find one that you think would best suits your beliefs, goals, and interests. Many schools have many different majors and concentrations of study, however if you are not interested in those particular ones, then chances are you will not have the motivation to continue with it. Also, along the lines of interests, one of the best ways to meet new people is through extracurricular activities on campus. You should take note of some of the organizations and compare them with your interests. The purpose of college is to escalate you in all areas of your life including the social and academic areas. Those should be the basis of your searching.

What's unique about your campus?

The student involvement in campus activities. The majority of the organizations on campus are student run, which allows the students to be advocates and openly express their views.

Lily
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Alumni network, First Historically Black University, Fashion, Business School, Location (Heart of D.C)

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Alumni network, First Historically Black University, Fashion, Business School, Location (Heart of D.C)

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

African Americans make up the vast majority. Networking opportunities. Primier Pan-hellenic

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

Do a campus tour. Shadow a current student. Talk in length with the Financial Aid office and Career Placement Service representatives. Research the schools rank especially in perspective to your desired major.

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

Follow your heart. I started at one school and transfered to Howard because I was not happy. I love Howard. I may have to st...

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

Follow your heart. I started at one school and transfered to Howard because I was not happy. I love Howard. I may have to stay in school longer, but being at Howard has helped to determine where I want to be in the future. I believe Howard has prepared me to enter the world and make a major difference. To the students, do not get involved too socially, remember that you are there for school and you can party later. I am not saying do not have fun, but keep your priorities straight. Make some good friends and be there for each other because being away from home can be tough. To the parents, let your kids grow and develop into adults. You did a good job raising them know let them be free. They will probably make some mistakes, and change their major a few times, or maybe even transfer but do not give up them. Give them the freedom to fall and to get back up again. I know that I would not have made it through my first two and half years of school if it was not for my supportive family.

What's unique about your campus?

The professors and their commitment to the students education and helping them be world changers!

Jeamice
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It's an Historically Black University in an urban setting with access to other traditional schools in the area. The students...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It's an Historically Black University in an urban setting with access to other traditional schools in the area. The students are very diverse and offers you the chance to expand your horizons, find yourself, and develop new interests.

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

I wish I knew the importance of having close friends on campus.

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

Visiting a campus is extremely important to see if you can envision yourself being at the school. Talk to other students, ask questions. Try to sit in a class if possible or speak with faculty or heads of department. First and foremost, do your research, a simple search on the internet will answer most of your basic questions.

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

Know the school well before you decide to attend even if that means you have to visit the campus more than once.

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

Know the school well before you decide to attend even if that means you have to visit the campus more than once.

Courtney
Describe the students at your school.

There were many students from different backgrounds, therefore it was very diverse and full of open-minded individuals!

Describe the students at your school.

There were many students from different backgrounds, therefore it was very diverse and full of open-minded individuals!

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

the best advice that I could ever give any student who is in the process of choosing a college is to never settle for the first school that accepts you, also, never let money get in the way of you going to your dream school! Make sure that you are choosing a school where you are comfortable. Always choose a major that fits you, and not something that will simply sound good to the rest of the world. Lastly, dont be afraid to leave your comfort zone (i.e. home) college the time for a person to explore many different possibilities, and find their true inner beings.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The faculty! They are very hard to get in touch with adn most teachers arent really in their office during their office hours!

Darriah
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Howard Unviersity is known for being the most prestige HBCU in the United States and employing its graduated students. Known...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Howard Unviersity is known for being the most prestige HBCU in the United States and employing its graduated students. Known as "the Mecca," Howard applauded for the level of responsiblity and understanidng it inserts into the persona lives of its students. It is also the Alpha Chapter for many of the sororities and fraternities on camps.

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

Visit all of the higher learning institutes that u may possibly apply to. Ask questions and do your research to find financial aid assistance. It is there. Use your on-campus sources, administartive offices amd such. Be open-minded and friendly, while cautious and realistic. Enjoy yourself, but remember that education is first.

What kind of person should attend this school?

An open-minded, creative and experimental individual with respect for history and authority should attend Howard University.

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