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Howard University


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

I would tell students to firstly follow thier heart. If you have a choice in what college to attend; make sure its the one yo...

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

I would tell students to firstly follow thier heart. If you have a choice in what college to attend; make sure its the one you really desire to learn at. Its a decision based on whats best for you; not your parents or anyone else. When choosing your college remember to be realistic. Set finicial goals early, because the less debt you acquire before graduation, the better off you will be. Students should learn early to take control of your education. You should not souly depend on parents, friends, advisors, or anyone else because in the end your becoming an adult and your responsible for your future. My advice to parents would be not to pressure your kids into anythig they are not ready for. Tough love is one thing but you dont want to push them away! Id tell them set finicial plans early, before the graduation of highschool. Do your own research; dont just depend on brochures and tours because there is ALWAYS SOME HIDDEN COST! If you can help it, you dont want your kid to be the embarrassed one on the 1st day of classes because they have not been validated. MAKE THE BEST OF IT

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

I wish I had known or tried to get to know more people during my freshman year. I also wish I had known that housing was not guareented after your freshman year because I had to miss a semester due to that.

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

That it is a historically Black college! The fact that my college is known nation wide and how proud I am to walk the halls of so many legends before me!

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

the Aworse thing about my school via personal exprience would have to be academic advisement. It seems that there is no coh...

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

the Aworse thing about my school via personal exprience would have to be academic advisement. It seems that there is no cohesiveness with professors, advisors, and chairpersons; and thus no system of checks and balances to course students to assure them that they are on the right track. It also seems that they are not trained to advise in any given situation.

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

Parents should go to the College that their son or daughter is attending. College prep teacher's have a very general and thus limited understanding of how college, college life, and financial aid works. Go on college tours if they are available., Live as a college student, and do what you can to get a real life understanding of the enviroment your son or daughter will be in for the next 4+ years.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school is that it is a priceless learning experience across many diverse aspects of life, education, and the future.

Jeremiah
Describe the students at your school.

Driven to achieve their own personal goals with little consideration of others.

Describe the students at your school.

Driven to achieve their own personal goals with little consideration of others.

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

The heritage and history is very rich and inspiring.

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

Find the truth out about any college you are considering. Don?t just accept the white-washed version the institution presents you on their website or during a campus visit. Talk to current students and alumni, and make sure the school provides the services and environment you desire. Once you get to school throw yourself into campus life. Study hard, get involved and never miss an opportunity to maximize your college experience. The worst feeling at the end of college is wondering what could have been.

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

Please make an informed decision! Before sepping onto the campus know what you want to do with your life. Changing your majo...

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

Please make an informed decision! Before sepping onto the campus know what you want to do with your life. Changing your major mutiple times is costly! Preliminarily, do the best you can in high school to ensure yourself a scholarship. Parents: Start a college savings account for your children when they are young. Don't leave them out to dry, when it's time for them to attend college. Do not depend on the government to completely pay for their education.

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

THE ADMINISTRATION AND HOUSING IS THE WORST ENTITY OF MY UNIVERSITY. A LOT OF THE STAFF IS RUDE, UNINFORMED AND DON'T REALLY CARE ABOUT OUR ISSUES. IT'S REALLY HARD TO GET ON-CAMPUS HOUSING. WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH HOUSING TO PROVIDE A PLACE TO LIVE FOR HALF OUR CAMPUS.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I'M FRUSTRATED BECAUSE MY ENTRIRE YEAR IS PAID FOR, BUT I HAVE A BACK BALANCE FROM FALL 07. I AM PAYING FOR COLLEGE ALONE AND DID NOT GET ENOUGH FINANCIAL AID LAST YEAR. I NEED A PLAN TO BE ABLE TO PAY MY BALANCE OFF AND STILL BE ABLE TO BE ENROLLED IN SCHOOL.

Shamona
What's unique about your campus?

The things I consider best about my school are the opportunities available for students to network with each other and people...

What's unique about your campus?

The things I consider best about my school are the opportunities available for students to network with each other and people who are in the work field that have experience with what students are interested in. Also, I Iike that at Howard, no one is like the next person. Everyone dresses in their own unique style and carries themselves differently. Another thing I like about Howard is that schools within the university try to provide students with opportunities for internships and hands on experience within their major. Adapting to the Howard lifestyle is also easy to do.

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

My advice to parents and/or students about finding the right college and making the most of the college experience is to not settle. Money is a huge factor when considering colleges, but there is money out there available to help people pursue their goals. Find a school you know you will enjoy going to everyday. Visit schools and speak with the students and ask questions about their experiences and get their recommendations. Try going to a school event to see how campus life is for other students who are already there. Finding a college that is suitable for you doesn't have to be difficult. You just have to make use of the resources available to you to fing the best college for you.

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

When I brag about my school, I always tell my friends about Howard being "the real HU" because we have a rival with Hampton university because they claim to be "the real HU", but they were called Hampton Institute before they changed it to a university. Meanwhile, Howard was always called Howard University. I also brag about Howard being the "black Harvard" and about our homecoming every year. Our homecoming is the biggest event that happens throughout the school year, and people from all states come just to get a taste of the the Howard experience.

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

Look for scholarships furing your sophomore years of high school. I didn't know anything, and had to pay my way through. Get ...

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

Look for scholarships furing your sophomore years of high school. I didn't know anything, and had to pay my way through. Get high gpa's so that you can immediatey get scholarships when you get in college. Participate in school activities,,and please leave on campus. Focus on school and forget about boys. If you think about boys, you will fail. Trust me, i went through it. Most of all, make the best out of your college experience..SCHOLARSHIPS...SCHOLASHIPS,,,,APPLY FOR ALL OF THEM..

What's unique about your campus?

Thats it has alot of black people, and even though we have afew white people, they are always welcomed, They don't feel out of place

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The administartion building needs to get more organized when it comes to keeping student files. They don't know what the hell they are doing sometimes

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

Do not attend any college because someone else wants you to! You will be miserable, which will hold you back from reaching an...

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

Do not attend any college because someone else wants you to! You will be miserable, which will hold you back from reaching and surpassing your limits. Invest in your emotional being as well as you education. These four college years will give you a chance to explore you, and what you like, love and what you are truly passionate about. Relax and please enjoy these grooming years, you will be surprised how much you learn in and outside the classroom. Congratulations in advance!!

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

They will take your scholarship away, so don't get too carried away with being involved in "campus life".

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A close-minded, unoriginal individual

Christine
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Some people still call it "the Black Harvard," but frankly, I think its an insult to our race to say that. Now that we can g...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Some people still call it "the Black Harvard," but frankly, I think its an insult to our race to say that. Now that we can get in anywhere, it no longer attracts the best students and faculty. Fewer top students are coming and they're having a hard time holding on to new faculty (most of the best are near retirement age). The administration is run by crooks, thus driving away the good students and faculty. In 10 or 15 years, it won't be much better than the average community college. Go elsewhere if you can.

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

The administration and facilities are a joke. Most of the teachers are great and very passionate about teaching, though they're not necessarily the best-connected in their fields. I ended up going here for financial reasons and I can see why it's half the price of most private universities. (Beggars can't be choosers, I guess.) If you're smart, you'll seek internship opportunities outside the university. There are a lot of opportunities in the DC area-- just don't expect Howard U. to help you connect with any of them.

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

Don't make decisions based on the financial aid package alone. Don't assume that because a school has a high price tag that you won't get a good financial aid package- often the most expensive ones are the ones that have the resources to give the most scholarships, etc. In the end, go with the school that fits the student's goals and personality best. If they want a small school but they get a full-ride to a Big 10 university where they're just a number, it probably won't work out, and you'll end up wasting time, money and effort. Someone who really wanted to go there could have made better use of that scholarship! You may not be able to afford your dream school, but there's usually good consolation school. Also, students, take it all with a grain of salt. Find people who accept you for you, keep in mind you're there to learn first and party second, and don't forget to chase your dreams.

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