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Howard University


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Recent Reviews

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

I wish i would have known the administration (financial aid & student accounts) was terrible. I also wish I would have known...

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

I wish i would have known the administration (financial aid & student accounts) was terrible. I also wish I would have known that the campus and its surrounding areas are relatively unsafe; there is a current average of about 1-2 robberies per week (some have even occuered in broad daylight!) . I also wish that I would have known that campus housing is unavailable to most students after freshman year and that off-campus housing is extremely expensive and hard to find.

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

For the Parents: Try not to impose what school you like best on your child. Instead, give them names of schools that you feel that should consider or take a look at. In addition, let them know which schools you can financially afford, which will also help narrow their search. Students: Make a list of all the things you want in a school, as this will help you narrow your search. When making a decision, go with what truly makes you happy, as this is the place that will help shape the rest of your life.

What's unique about your campus?

The best aspects of Howard University are the social scene (homecoming, clubs & activities, etc.), the connections, the cirriculum, and the broad mix of styles & fashion, cultures, opinions. Everyone is different!

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

Howard University is a place for great networking and a social school, but it is also a place about business.

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

Howard University is a place for great networking and a social school, but it is also a place about business.

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

The advice that my parents gave me was "Don't let anyone decide what's best for you, because only you know the answer to that." College is all about what you make it, you can only do so much, so it is in your best interest to make the most of it. Get involved and if you want to become a part of a sorority or fraternity don't join just because a friend of yours is doing the same. Do it because you want to. Don't give in to the peer pressure because if you give in once, you will keep giving in. Just because the school is giving you the most money, doesn't mean you like it. Once you get into the school you like fill out the scholarships and or even loans. You have to take the good with the bad when going to school, just make sure the good out weighs the bad. If the bad out weighs the good then maybe you are at the wrong school.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone that has patience because Howard is a place that requires alot of it. Just be eager about your education. To go here you should have social skills because there are going to be many people you will meet. Also most people that go here are vey fashionable and most have the latest brand name shoes, jeans or coats.

Angela
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Howard is best known for its homecoming, fraternities and sororities, activities, parties, business school, medical program, law program and being the most diverse HBCU.

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

Choose a college that is right for the student. Base your decision on class size, graduation rate, social activities, campus size and any other factor that may hinder your decision. Dont just pick a school based on its name or because your parents went there. This is your college experience, they've had theirs.

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

don't choose a college just because your parents went there or because it's a party school oa because all of your friends wil...

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

don't choose a college just because your parents went there or because it's a party school oa because all of your friends will be there. this is the first of many decisions that will affect you for the rest of your life so choose wisely.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

someone who is not eager to learn or to be successful.

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

There are people from all around the world here who share you same ethnicity. it is such a beautiful thing to learn about dif...

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

There are people from all around the world here who share you same ethnicity. it is such a beautiful thing to learn about different people who are the same color as you!

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

that you have to follow the syllabus for every class!

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

I would tell students to check out the campus first before you make a final decision to go there. and to lean on your family for support cause they will be there when you need it the most. To make the most of your college experience you have to be willing to do anything. college can come as a culture shock for some and all you need to make it through that shock is the let go of the situation and just do whatever it is that is before you. If you experience as much as you possibly can you will make the most out of your experience. However dont chsnge who you are to appeaize anyone!! You have to remember the person your parents raised and never let go of that person. of course you will grow and develop in college but dont beome something you are not!! that way you will always be happy with who you will become. that is all the advice i would give someone to make the most out of their college experience.

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

The advice I would give to parents with children who are planning to attend college is 1) START EARLY! I can't stress this po...

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

The advice I would give to parents with children who are planning to attend college is 1) START EARLY! I can't stress this point enough. Parents should begin taking their children on college tours in middle school, enroll them in AP courses in high school, sign them up for SAT prep courses during their sophomore/junior year, and should get the application process going as early as possible, even if they don't plan on utilizing the early decision option. Advise your child to apply for scholarships, beginning their junior year of high school. Assist your child in the process. So much money is out there for students and goes to waste because students don't apply! Parents should not pressure their child into going to college if he/she doesn't want to/ doesn't feel ready; it's better to have waited than wasted thousands of dollars on tuition. Parents, be supportive of your child's college/career decisions; let him/her go where ever he/she feels comfortable. And please, learn to LET GO! At some point, you must let your child be an adult, make their own decisions, and learn to live with the consequences.

What's unique about your campus?

The social aspect. Students come from around the world to attend this university, so you have friends from everywhere. There's always something to do on campus, no matter what day of the week it is. It also provides a place for African-Americans to be educated from a perspective that is different than the typical "Eurocentric" perspective.

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

It's orgaization and administration. Financial aid isn't as abundant as it should be, administrators are rude and don't care about the students. There are always long lines for registration, financial aid, etc. The school is not as technologically advanced as it should be. There is not transparency when it comes to the monies that the school recieves/raises and the budget.

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

Even though the administration is not the best thing in the world here, I just love the fact that Howard University has so mu...

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

Even though the administration is not the best thing in the world here, I just love the fact that Howard University has so much diversity!! In these past couple of years, I have met and interacted with a variety of people (and backgrounds) not only from the different areas of the United States but from all over the world as well. I love meeting new people and being here at Howard has definitely opened up doors for that to occur. I have learned so much about myself, my peers, and my professors through these daily interactions.

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

One main idea that I would stress as a word of advice to parents and/or students is to focus solely on the student as a whole. A student should take the time out of their lives, while in their last year of high school, to evaluate themselves on a more sophisticated level. They should realize that going to college is a major step that is going to determine their potential careers and futures as a whole. Parents and students together should discuss the students' aspirations, inspirations, interests, and the expectations that they have in this life. By laying this important foundation first, parents and/or students may then focus on finding the right schools that seem to be compatible and best for the student's ideal career and personal goals. Students who really want to make the most out of their college experiences should never forget who they are. I would advise students to be responsible, open-minded, motivated, ambitious, and goal-oriented. They have to remember that success is only accessible through obstacles and hardships. Students can and should only be themselves from this point forward in order to reap the illustrious benefits of college.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about my school is the fact the the administration and its members are not 100% willing to try to do anything that they can to help students in their time of need (i.e. financial aid, registration, etc). I feel as though they are unorganized and sometimes even nonchalant about the requests of the students. They prefer to give students the "run-around" in some situations which has definitely caused mental and sometimes physical distress.

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

I wish I had known how hard it would be to be so far away from my family and friends back home. It is extrememly difficult to...

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

I wish I had known how hard it would be to be so far away from my family and friends back home. It is extrememly difficult to be comfortable and fully enjoy the college experience when you miss so many people so much. However, I have overcome this struggle for 2 1/2 years, and I will continue to overcome for the next year and a half.

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

Advice that I would give to parents and students about finding the right college would include three things. I would urge students and parents to find a college that caters to a students' professional/career goals. There are some colleges that are especially great for specific majors and it is these schools that certain students should apply for. There should be no intimidation when applying to schools that have a narrow focus, you never know what a college or university may see in your application. Secondly, I would encourage students and parents to make sure to visit a campus before choosing to attend. Pictures, virtual tours, and even taking the word of an alumni or current student can be deceiving. There is a general feeling that one can get from actually visiting a college and it is this feeling that can affirm the desire to go to that school or deter an individual from following through with that choice. Finally, I would advise students and parents to sit down together and weigh all information on prospective colleges. This final discussion should especially include financial aid options for each school. All of these things are important when picking a college/university.

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

I always brag about how all of my professors are professionals in their fields. Every journalism teacher that I have had has had at least 20 years of experience as either a broadcast or print journalist. They have also occupied senior positions as well and have a lot to offer students training for these same positions post graduation. I love the quality of education that I receive here, and I always brag to my family and friends about how much I am learning.

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

I advise parents to not foce their choice or career goals on their children. I advise the children to travel away from home ...

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

I advise parents to not foce their choice or career goals on their children. I advise the children to travel away from home for college because this is there only chance to be paid to leave home but also, to experience other people and cultures and see a bit of the world for themselves. To make the most of your college experience, be open minded and receptive to change

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person who is looking to become a well rounded individual because, once your finished with Howard, you are ready to take on the real world

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

I wish I had known about the difficulty with the administration and the lack of on campus housing

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

its an HBCU, the best school for black students in the world

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

its an HBCU, the best school for black students in the world

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

It is important to recognize that national prestige is not the be all end all answer for the perfect school. College has to give you the best fit for your money, personality, and degree interests. I recommend that for all college considerations that you conduct information interviews with current students, particularly with students that are in your field of study. Also, do not be afraid of being away from home. Some of the best life experiences come from learning about yourself away from your home environment. It is important to keep in mind a quote from Carter G. Woodson, "An education is nothing unless it revolutionizes the social order..." Your education is your opportunity to estabilish yourself as an agent of change within your community, take every advantage afforded to you and make sure to give everyone who comes behind you the opportunity to do the same plus more!

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