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Howard University


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korey
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Howard University is known around the world for its academics and diversity.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Howard University is known around the world for its academics and diversity.

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

FIrst i would have to say, find and visit the top three schools a student/adult would like to atend. Second, what ever his/her major is, make sure they have it. Third, also make sure the have a large networking program that comes to the school. Last but not least, make sure you interact with students and make friends to really get the whole college experience.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person that should attend Howard University should be eager to learn and do lots of homework. Also, if an individual wants to get an excellent education and network, then Howard U is the place to be.

Whitnie
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates/peers are a positive aspect within the classroom. Majority of the students are on the same mindful and level he...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates/peers are a positive aspect within the classroom. Majority of the students are on the same mindful and level headed learning as I am. Some may be brighter and smarter in some aspects, yet we are all focused on that one goal which is to gain more knowledge each and every day.

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

The worst thing at my school, i would have to say is the weather. We are located in Washington, DC; which is the eastern coast, and it's very cold. Being born and raised in the Northern coast of California, we do not experience cold winters or hot summers.

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

From previous experience, I would first tell parents/students to defintely visit ALL the schools that are most interested in, and get accepted to, so they can make sure the school fits them. Second, do tons of research on your major at the college to make sure your department of your major is accrediated. Third, make sure the college has flexiable finaicial aids services within loans, grants, and scholarships. With making the most and best experience is college, I would have to say is to always remember what you are there for in college; which I mean always stay focused and keep above a 3.00 g.p.a. Also have fun, socialize, experience new things, and network with organizations. Don't be ashamed if you have to do college for 5 years instead of 4 years, because the percentage is low for students that actually go to college and finish in four years. Last, dont rush college it only comes once, and will be the best of your 4-5 years!

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

A true expierence that will shape your future in all aspects of life in a positive way.

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

A true expierence that will shape your future in all aspects of life in a positive way.

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

When parents and students are choosing a university to attend time should be taken out. I strongly suggest visiting the school and maybe even staying a weekend with a current student. Always take a look at the dormitories and the caf?(s). Do research on the department the student is applying for on campus. Students should also do research on how helpful the financial aid and student accounts departments are. Going through all these steps can be tedious but in the long run it is well worth it.

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

The worst part of Howard University is the adminitration and the way finanical aid and student acccounts is handled. The adminitration, finanical aid, and student accounts are the worse at Howard because many documents get lost, and nomorous students have problems and issues within the financial and student accounts departments.

Devin
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Howard University is best known for its Scientific Research, School of Business, and its School of Communications. It is also...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Howard University is best known for its Scientific Research, School of Business, and its School of Communications. It is also well known for its notable alumni and its homecoming.

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

The most I can tell students about finding the right college is to alway visit the college you would like to go to. Once you get there and explore and maybe even peek in on some of the classes, if you can see yourself walking down its halls, sitting in the classrooms, or socializing with people then thats the college for you. If you can't imagine being there for four years then maybe there's another college out there waiting for you. For art students, especially art students who went to art high schools such as I did, I would suggest that they give regular colleges a chance. I always wanted to go to art school, but I chose Howard because I never had the chance to see what other people in different non-art majors do or how we could work together. At a regular university you become exposed to so many different things and it opens your mind and heart to more than just the arts .

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

I mostly brag about the sense of unity here. Also, since I attend an HBCU (Historically Black College-University) I like to brag about how wonderful it is to see so many young black people trying to make something of themselves and better themselves.

Ayla
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Howard University is best known for its legacy. I believe that the best and brightest students attend my school. Howard alumn...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Howard University is best known for its legacy. I believe that the best and brightest students attend my school. Howard alumni (Phylicia Rashad, Ossie Davis, Thurgood Marshall, etc.) have achieved noteworthy success. In addition, five of the divine nine sororities and fraternities were established on Howard's campus (Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Omega Psi Phi, etc). Howard is also home to the Moorland Spingarn Research Center which is one of the world's largest repositories for the documentation of the history of people of African descent. We are the future leaders of America and we make history.

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

Choosing a college can be difficult, but the one thing parents and students should keep in mind is that the atmosphere of the college is the key to the student's success. The student must be comfortable with their choice. The organizations, clubs, extracurricular activities, volunteer opportunities and job opportunities contribute just as much to this atmosphere as campus safety, technology, and resources. A student must be able to know that their school will assist them in achieving their goals. Every student excels in a different atmosphere. The task therein lies in finding the perfect atmosphere for the student to succeed. The student's personality will determine his perfect atmosphere. Taking a tour is the best way to explore the atmosphere of a college. If I had not taken a tour of my top college choices, I would have certainly chosen the wrong one. In order to make the most of the college experience , the student should get involved with campus activities. It is an excellent way to create lifelong relationships and network which will certainly help further your career. Also working and learning from and with your peers can be very rewarding because you gain insight into various perspectives.

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

The worst thing about Howard University is the administration and financial aid offices. Dealing with the workers in these offices can be very difficult. Majority of the students take issue with them. They tend to be rude to students, unorganized, and unhelpful. However, the new president of the school has been asking for feedback from students and is working with the administration and financial aid offices to better serve us. I think that a training course that teaches hospitality skills is greatly needed for the employees.

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

Allow the child to choose their own school, parents don't make the choice for them. Don't keep reminding your child how much you are paying for them to attend their school of choice. Allow them to be a student without that pressure.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The administration building is a total mess but with our new president things should change

Martia
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are helpful and concerned when it comes to making sure we all understand te coursework and if not then there ar...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are helpful and concerned when it comes to making sure we all understand te coursework and if not then there are people who are willing to help.

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

My school is not only a historically black university, but it is also a prestigous historically black university that promotes black history in a very inspiring and informative way

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

If I could advice to parents of prospective students, then I would tell them to make sure they visit the camous with their children and understand that this is a location where the students will spend their college life at so they should make sure their children are comfortable and in the end it is the choice of the students and not the parents. As for the students, I would advise them to do their research and do not simply choose a school as a result of the choices made by friends because it will be easier to make new friends and be in a comfortable enviornment than to just simple go somewhere that you do not totally agree with.

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

It is a diverse school and you have a lot of opportunities being in the area.

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

It is a diverse school and you have a lot of opportunities being in the area.

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

I would tell students that they need to visit the school before you make a decision. Ask to see the inside of the dorms there and talk to some of the students and not just administration. Ask specific questions about the school and not just general questions. You also need to do your research about the college that you are interested in. Find out facts like how many companies come to recruit the students at the school and find out about which field you are trying to go into. To make the most of the college experience when you first get there you just need to be open to everything. Be open to meeting new people and listening to different ideas.

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

How our business school is ranked among the top schools.

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

The worst thing about Howard are the facilities. I believe that as one of the top Historically Black Colleges and Universitie...

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

The worst thing about Howard are the facilities. I believe that as one of the top Historically Black Colleges and Universities, there should be better auditoriums, labs, and equipment for students and faculty.

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

Howard University is great for making the most of the college experience. It offers the educational aspect as well as the social aspect. The responsibility of the student is to find a balance between the two. Howard provides students the skills needed to succeed in this ever changing world. With the care of professors and support of fellow peers, students interested in attending this prestigous university will have a chance to accomplish their desired dreams. Prospective students should understand that Howard University currently does not have the best equipment, but is working toward advancing these conditions. But overall, the opportunities here are limitless and the people you encounter are irreplaceable.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing would have to be the process of registering for classes and housing. It is like a competition for everything. If you are not an upperclassman, you may not receive the much needed classes. Also, if you don't have enough RSVP points (earned by joining clubs and organizations) then you will pick housing last, if anything is left. But on-campus housing is limited anyway.

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

To find the right college, I think that you should visit the school before you attend so that you'll be use to the campus. Th...

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

To find the right college, I think that you should visit the school before you attend so that you'll be use to the campus. That way you get a feel of the environment, and the type of people that attend the school. To make the most of the college experience, I believe that you have to get out there and meet new people and get involved in school activities. I regret not being more involved this year or last year, because I have missed out on numerous friendships and possibilties. Also to make sure you make the most of the college experience, I believe that you have to make sure you keep up your grades, and try your best academically.

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

I wish I would have known not to take Pre-Calculus, and that its ok if I drop classes.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The kind of person that shouldnt attend this school is a person with a close- mind. Although Howard is an HBCU, it is still a diverse place, and a melting pot of learning.

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