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Howard University


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Imani
What is your overall opinion of this school?

In an effort to figure out my career path, I took courses that were outside of my comfort zone. I took Fashion Marketing, Wa...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

In an effort to figure out my career path, I took courses that were outside of my comfort zone. I took Fashion Marketing, Wall Street, Business Law, and Principles of Marketing and Advertising to name a few. I excelled in each of these classes, winning an award for a Wall Street competition. But more importantly, I enjoyed them, they quickly became my favorite classes. I developed a strong interest in consumer behavior and how the market responds to their trends. Each class unlocked a new skill and strengthened my passion for business. My teachers saw that I had a knack for business and encouraged me to join our school’s DECA and Business Olympics business clubs. These clubs were fun and gave me real world business experience. My Business Olympics team proposed a fundraising event for cystic fibrosis research. We decided on a silent auction and worked collaboratively to gain sponsors, secure a venue, and advertise the event to ensure it would be profitable. In DECA I've written job pitches, elevator speeches, interned with local companies, and engaged in business competitions. Not only did I enjoy these projects, but I was great at leading and executing them. The business clubs helped to solidify my decision to make business marketing my career choice. I have developed a love for business marketing and have demonstrated that I am highly skilled at it. I am on track to receive the New York State Business Honor Society Mastery of Business Achievement distinction for the work that I’ve done in class, in clubs, and in the community. Through my discovery journey, business marketing has become the space that I can explore the different facets of who I am. It takes advantage of my analytical and creative sides. I have developed strong presentation, leadership, and project planning skills and am looking forward to continuing to expand these studies at Howard. I am also looking forward to continuing my real world business experience through the partnerships that Howard has with various corporations.

Muna
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It's chill I guess. I don't mess with the folks there, a little elitist, as you would expect from a comfortably middle-class ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's chill I guess. I don't mess with the folks there, a little elitist, as you would expect from a comfortably middle-class population. The professors are really active in advocacy and urge you to go beyond the privilege of academia to make an active change in the surrounding community. I don't know, it's chill.

Timiyah
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My overall opinion on Howard University when I visited it was I liked it it’s a good school , he has great opportunities for ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion on Howard University when I visited it was I liked it it’s a good school , he has great opportunities for the major that I want to go into if I plan on going to the school , good sororities & extra activities the students seem nice they was definitely nice when I visited the place they was very helpful knew what they was doing , the whole place seems like it’s nothingbut good vibes , fun & everybody comes to together but at the same time their dedicated to their studies & get their work done.

Rekhia
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In all honesty, Howard would be nothing without the spirit of the students. In its current state, the students are really the...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

In all honesty, Howard would be nothing without the spirit of the students. In its current state, the students are really the heart of this campus. There is low morale, but through it all we still stick it out because the culture that has been created and the history is incredible and it is a wonderful thing to be part of. Once you figure out how to navigate the administration and financial aid, it really is so rewarding to be here and know that this education isn't available at every institution and that's why I'm coming back. It truly is a place where the strong not only survive, but thrive, and the others are forced to grow up and deal with things that other students don't have to experience, but may need to.

Keoniah
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I feel like Howard is a great school with brilliant students but the administration completely sucks. If administration gets ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I feel like Howard is a great school with brilliant students but the administration completely sucks. If administration gets its act together and gets things done that need to be done around campus then it would be one of the best schools ever. But since they don't, it is a very frustrating experience especially for first year students.

A
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If you don't get a full-ride scholarship to Howard, don't go to Howard. Let me explain. Howard is one of those schools you ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

If you don't get a full-ride scholarship to Howard, don't go to Howard. Let me explain. Howard is one of those schools you think is amazing -- until you get there. I would not advise coming here. Don't get me wrong, you'll meet some really nice people and the atmosphere is magnificent (attending an HBCU as a person of color and being in the heart of the District). With that being said, the employees are rude. You will get the run around no matter what you're trying to do: schedule classes, get college credits transferred, see an academic advisor, transferring outside scholarships, applying for housing. No one will answer your phone calls, your emails, your countless amount of submitted tickets. Howard will leave you high and dry. Throughout the year, at Howard, I've encountered heat outages in my dorm (in the middle of winter--my dorm is only 4 years old btw), little to no hot water to shower and complete hot water outages with freezing cold water (i've heard of flies and worms in the showers of older dorms), air conditioning outages, laundry room outages, wifi outages, vending machine outages (yes), computer and printer outages (which have not been fixed for about a good 4 months if not more, leaving us to have to walk across campus every time we need to print something off or use a computer). In other dorms and dining halls, I've encountered or heard stories of rats (yes, in the dining halls-- where they cook your food-- where you eat. Also, some girls moved from an older dorm to my newer dorm building because there were rats, might I add in the middle of a hot summer), roaches (be careful where you set your bags down in the educational buildings, I've seen them in the biology and communications/speech buildings). Howard recently went through a situation where pipes burst, damaging a number of educational buildings. This could've been avoided by turning the heat on once or twice over the winter break. Instead, students are having to relocate their classes to different buildings, some off-campus or across town. Even more disgusting, Howard University shut the student center down for a month after classes started in January. This left those closest to the cafeteria in the student center (mostly freshman boys who are extremely far away from campus) to walk to the other side of campus (which is no walk in the park, no pun intended) just to eat. Leaving the one open cafeteria ridiculously packed and crowded. In addition to that, Howard waited until two nights before classes were supposed to start to inform us that classes were cancelled (due to pipes bursting and heat outages)-- leaving some students who had already returned to dorms without heat or hot water in the middle of winter in the northeast. (They claimed it was due to extreme weather. But, might I add, all the other universities in DC were completely fine and ready to open without any building damages). For two weeks after that incident, wifi was out in one of the dorm halls. Howard is just an unnecessary excuse of an educational institution built solely on its students and the culture and barely on its facilities and quality of education. Bottom line is: Will people, especially those in the African American community, be impressed because you go to Howard University? Sure. Will you gain good memories and experiences from living in the nation's capital and being surrounded by poc excellence for four years? Sure. Will you probably get a good scholarship to Howard if you're a good student? (A to A+; 1300+ New SAT; 28 + ACT) Sure. However, those are the only pros that I can think of. You will be so frustrated at every moment of your life if you attend this university, for four years straight. If I didn't have a scholarship covering almost my entire bill to attend, I would have transferred a long time ago. All in all: If you don't get a full-ride to Howard, don't go to Howard. It's as simple as that.

Cheryl
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I am a Howard alumnus!! I earned a MSW and have returned to this University to earn a M. Div degree. I cannot imagine atten...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am a Howard alumnus!! I earned a MSW and have returned to this University to earn a M. Div degree. I cannot imagine attending any other university. The diversity, the breadth of intellect which the professors offer, the accessible of the staff and the daily encouragement and support from all is AMAZING!!

Jasmine
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I love the overall scene of Howard and the Howard culture. DC is an amazing city that is easily accessible by Uber, walking, ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the overall scene of Howard and the Howard culture. DC is an amazing city that is easily accessible by Uber, walking, or the Metro. Most facilities are not up to date, but they are in the process of creating newer and more updated facilities. Relationships and connections are great, the Howard experience is honestly whatever you make it.

Marla
What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion of Howard University is its diversity. Its tuition is is too high for what the university offers, and pro...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion of Howard University is its diversity. Its tuition is is too high for what the university offers, and professors need to be regularly avaiable. However, I still think it's a great school because of its location near the White House and the many job opportunities and offers students receive.

Selah
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Howard University is a very unique school. There are many things about Howard that I do not like. The on campus housing is n...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Howard University is a very unique school. There are many things about Howard that I do not like. The on campus housing is not an equal experience for everyone and the faculty and administration can stand to be more organized. What I can say about Howard that is exceptional is the culture. The events, the people. and the connections you make really do help set you up better than a lot of bigger schools.

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  • Tuition & Fees
  • $24,908
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