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Howard University


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Recent Reviews

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.

Naa
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

A History of producing some of the most formidable and successfull African Americans

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

A History of producing some of the most formidable and successfull African Americans

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

The worst part about our school is the on-campus housing because it is not very nice and we do not have 24 hour visitation.

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

To find the right college one has to focus on what they want to gain from their college experience. They also need to learn more about the schools that they are applying to in order to see if any relate to them as a person. If a person is interested in being exposed to politics then it makes sense to go to a school that is in Washington DC and has a great Political Science program. For myself, I wanted to go to a school that I knew would motivate me to be successfull and intelligent. This was Howard University. I looked at its founding and history and found some relation to me and my life. Making the most of your college experience involves putting yourself out there to learn and enjoy new things. College is a very diverse world, and one has to be able to accept people of different backgrounds and cultures. Also it is important not to dwell on the problems of the school. It is best to make new friends and join a club at the school. There, it is certain that a person will find their niche and feel more comfortable in the school environment.

Brooke
Describe the students at your school.

They are fashion-forward, driven, intellectual, talented, and hilarious leaders of their communities.

Describe the students at your school.

They are fashion-forward, driven, intellectual, talented, and hilarious leaders of their communities.

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

Don't let peer pressure, legacy, or climate dictate where you choose to attend school. Alot of students stay in-state because half their high school went there. Don't be afraid to look at other less popular schools. You propably won't keep 90% of the friends you made in high school. College is a very different world. Make sure you do your reseearch into any organizations you want to get involved in. And always remember your education comes first. It's what your paying for. Treat every homework assignment and project as if you're getting paid for it. It'll help you stand out in the crowd later on.

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

That scholarships can be taken away very quickly if you don't keep your GPA at the required level (even by one semester). And that every activity you join will have its own version of a pledge process to build unity and friendships. And that keeping up a long distance relationship would be insanely hard.

Jynell
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Prestigious historically black college/university

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Prestigious historically black college/university

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is motivaed, independent, and loves meeting new people.

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

Visit the campus before you attend because being comfortable is very important when you are living on your own. Also find out what kinds of resources the college or university offers.

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

Visit the college because that could really help you in your decision. If you can, go on a tour and sit in on some classes b...

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

Visit the college because that could really help you in your decision. If you can, go on a tour and sit in on some classes because, especially if you will be staying on campus, you want to be comfortable with the surroundings you will be in because that is where you will be spending the next ten months of your colligate career. You want to enjoy where you are staying and know that the college that you attend is a home away from home.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school is it is a big networking place. There are many people who come by Howard in order to recuit and offer a internships and things that would be important in starting a career.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The kind of person that should attend this school is someone who is ambitious and determined to make something of themselves. We have a lot of professors who are a great inspiration and who we can learn a lot from for those who are willing to be open-minded.

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

In order to find the right college, the student must find out what type of environment he or she would like to immerse themselves into. Whether it be a university contains a tremendous amount of students with different political views, or an institution in which the arts are prevalent amongst the student body. For myself Howard University in Washington D.C. was the best choice. The rich history of the city is what first attracted to travel outside of my home state to further my education. The divergent cultures that emerged themselves from the predominant ethnicity within the university is what made me grow to love my school, and the knowledge presented from this type of environment. To make the most of the experience it is wise to enroll in a school that exposes a person to something that goes against the norm of the city from which one is indigenous. It is then that the exposure to different cultural backgrounds and diverse ways of life assist in cultivating the person that one is destined to be.

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

I tell them about the benefits of being at a school where you see your own ethnic group succeeding.

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

Trust your child. As usual, push them to where they are going to be successful. But, also, listen to them. Let them visit pl...

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

Trust your child. As usual, push them to where they are going to be successful. But, also, listen to them. Let them visit places and find the right fit for them. Many schools look great on paper, but aren't the perfect fit for every person. Allow your son or daughter the room to decide what they want to do. But guide them toward schools that line up with their interests, their intended course of study. Also, be mindful of the location of the college, and its size. These have to be agreeable with your students in order for them to be successful. Ultimately, you need to be there to support them in this decision making process.

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

The worst thing about Howard is that it drives you to want to be involved in something. Because of this, it is easy to put too much onto your plate. You need to be able to develop really good time management skills in order to really be successful here. Otherwise, it will be all to easy to lose yourself in all of your extra-curriculars.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People who don't have any sense of drive or ambition should not attend here. Everybody here has to work hard to be successful whether it is academically, career-wise, or to be in a social organization. If you aren't prepared to work, then Howard is not the school for you.

Kiara
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is best known for producing successful business people. Our business school is nationally ranked with top companie...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is best known for producing successful business people. Our business school is nationally ranked with top companies as corporate sponsors. The business program is very intense and the students there receive wonderful oppurtunities. Some students on campus often refer to the business school as a cult because the students wear suits every Tuesday and Thursday and many wear them more often than that. Anytime a business student introduces themselves they all plug their information into a short outline given to them at orientation. I personally feel that these practices prepare them for the real world and insure success.

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

The worst thing about my school is the realtionship between the students and the faculty. When it comes to financial aid, forms get lost all the time and you may not realize it until they send you a letter with a purge date stamped on it. On this campus it is not uncommon to hear horror stories of the Administration Building. This building house the financial aid office and academic recording. Transcripts are misplaced, charges are inaccurate, and the staff is rude. It is unfortunate that this happens to students as it would be better to be courteous.

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

I would advise them to start early! If at all possible meet some students who currently attend the school of intrest or have within the past five years. Talk with them and listen to their raves and rants. It is also a great idea to visit the campus and factor in costs and save up just in case financial aid and scholarships don't cover the bill. Also look at what jobs alumni of the school have and find out if the school helped out at all. Once a school is chosen and the semester starts, apply yourself from the beginning. Don't slack off and make it to every party, it will only hurt you in the long run. I have told myself to treat my classes and my school work like the biggest event on campus. Make sure you're there and leave a great impression. If everyone put as much effort into their grades as they do in preparing for a ball or party a 4.0 would come almost naturally.

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