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Howard University


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Recent Reviews

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

It's not just a school, it is a familyof people working together to achieve the same goal-education

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

It's not just a school, it is a familyof people working together to achieve the same goal-education

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are always there when I need them and help the long classes fly by.

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

Howard University is an excellent school choice. One can really learn about themselves and others in the close knit environment. The teachers reward excellence and the students strive achieve that reward.

Maurice
What kind of person should not attend this school?

Closed minded, unfocused people should not attend Howard. People who want to do nothing but party all day and night will not...

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Closed minded, unfocused people should not attend Howard. People who want to do nothing but party all day and night will not do welll.

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

As far as college goes, You don't pay to just go to class and study. You pay for the entire experience. But college can be as memorable or miserable as you want it to be. College is trully what you make of it.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The People who work in the Finance department.

Nicolette
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for their revolutionary acts against racism, and the misrepresentation of the black community, not ju...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for their revolutionary acts against racism, and the misrepresentation of the black community, not just in the United States, but also abroad. Howard has a rich and heavy history. It is a historically Black University built to educate and gear great opportunity towards the black student, and it still does so today. Howard is always on the frontline when it comes to issues of descrimination amongst our people, and when any student enters Howard University's gates, they are instantly obligated to uphold the morals and character of great black men and women.

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

In order for any student to find the right college they must first answer the question "am I fully ready to take care of myself?" If answered truthfully, the student will know just how far away from home their school should be. A student may not always know what major they want, or what path they would like to follow, but as long as they are able to recognize where their strengths and weaknesses lie mentally, socially and academically, they will be able to locate a college that fits their personality. Comfort and a sense of belonging are key in selecting a college. Without the proper balance of these factors, any student can fall prey to homesickness, depression or alcoholism ultimately resulting in what can be a detrimental affect on ones grades. However, once you've arrived at college it is important to experience new things, and new people. Never delve too far outside of your comfort zone, but reach a little beyond your "personality box" and grab hold to something that you feel may enhance your life, and your spirit while attending this school. Know your morals and principles, and never stray too far for enjoyment.

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

I wish I had known how hard it is to finance college. As a student that is barely making ends meet due to the price of tuition, and low financial aid awards, I find that it is easy to become financially overwhelmed and burdened due to the sticker price of a private university such as Howard. I wish that someone would have forced and pressed the importance of finding scholarships and grants so that the majority of financial obligations could be taken care of, and so that as a student I would better be able to focus on my schooling.

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

Howard is a fun, entertaining, keep-you-on-your-toes kinda school; no matter what, you can't prevent yourself from being drag...

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

Howard is a fun, entertaining, keep-you-on-your-toes kinda school; no matter what, you can't prevent yourself from being dragged into the various activities on campus, or from becoming some type of entrepreneur*; everyone is a businessman/woman on HU campus.

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

It is very important to VISIT the college before deciding to go there and to also talk to students who are CURRENTLY attending the school. Also make sure that it is an atmosphere that you are comfortable in, and also that it is a place where you would not mind spending FOUR YEARS or your life, or more, living in.

What's unique about your campus?

The students are the best thing on campus because WE make the university what it is; we are its representatives and we give it its street cred.

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

When choosing the right college, it is best to assess exactly what it is you are looking for in a school. Before choosing a ...

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

When choosing the right college, it is best to assess exactly what it is you are looking for in a school. Before choosing a distant school make sure you're ready to be far from home. Most importantly, stay focused on what you are in school for. It is important to enjoy yourself but the main goal is to recieve an education in order to better your life and the life of those around. We are the generation of geniuses. Stay on track and don't get distracted.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The type of person that shouldn't attend Howard is the type of person that procrastinates. If you are the type of person that likes to put parties and friends before school and schoolwork then Howard is not the place for you.

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

Before I cam eto this school I wish I had known that as a chemistry major it was not wise to try and work while at the same time on a very rigorous class schedule. I wish I has known just how hard the curriculum is for a chemistry major and how much it takes to stay on task.

Sasha
What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person that shouldn't attend this school is if they do not have a lot of patience. If an individual is not ready to deal wi...

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person that shouldn't attend this school is if they do not have a lot of patience. If an individual is not ready to deal with the financial aid or administrative building then this is not the school for them.

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

The advice that I would give students and parents about finding the right college and making the most out of it is to first, find the college that makes you whole inside. If a person does not go home after the feeling that they are not complete if they don't go here then it is the right college for them. If a student feels that they could be at another school never ever settle. Also by making the most out of the college experience would definitely be to join clubs and organizations and get to know some of the staff. Sometimes the administration will have your back in the end. As for parents, because my parents dont support me, the best thing for you all to do is support your child. If you can't afford to pay out of pocket then try to do a PLUS loan with them. Students will appreciate it more in the end and if they do get a good job, then they are more willing to help pay it back versuses a parent that completely shoved them off. Overall that sums it up and good luck on your college search.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about Howard University is financial aid. I know that almost all students will have their individual problems about financial situations, but I wish they were nicer about it. I am sitting in my dorm room right now for another defeated day with financial aid and I have no idea how I will get the money to stay here, but I just wake up in the morning and try again hoping that maybe something good will come through because even though I am a dependent the parents just dont want to help.

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

Choose the college that you think best fits your personality and academic needs. You have to choose what YOU need in life eve...

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

Choose the college that you think best fits your personality and academic needs. You have to choose what YOU need in life even though your parents may want you to go to another college. When you get into college enjoy it as much as you can. Academics first though. A social life is great. You dont always have to be clamed up in your dorm room. These will be the best four years ever and you will make GREAT life long friends and lose some friends who you thought were lifelong but its ok. You may not necessarily get the dream job you want after college but it will be there as long as you worked hard and stayed focused.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person who is very open minded and creative and artistic.

Charles
Describe the students at your school.

Kind hearted but play into the black sterotype far too often.

Describe the students at your school.

Kind hearted but play into the black sterotype far too often.

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

We are an HBCU (Historically Black College University) so we have a student and faculty population that is predominantly black. This presents a different outlook on the world as well as a different college experience. You arent a minority at Howard, you're apart of the majority and for once it feels like you have a voice that can be heard and opinions that matter. 'r

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

Go with a place that is comfortable and suits who you are and what you're about. Not what your friends are and not what your parents are about. Don't even worry abot what's offered. If the school is in line with who you are and what you're about, then it should already be taken care of.

Tayo
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Howard is probably best known for its homecoming. Everyone remembers the line from Ludacris' song "and make sure I don't miss...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Howard is probably best known for its homecoming. Everyone remembers the line from Ludacris' song "and make sure I don't miss the homecoming at Howard," which put our homecoming even further in the spotlight. The whole street is basically blocked off during homecoming. People come from everywhere mostly for the parties and the inevitable celebrity sitings. Even people who have never attended the school show up. There's parties all weekend and celebrities literally all over campus. It's definitely something to experience at least once and people just keep coming back.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

If you're not open to meeting new people from all over the world and from all different backgrounds, Howard is not the school for you. There are people from all over the US and all over the country, and Howard is the melting pot for everyone to come together. Everyone has different music, slang, clothes, etc.; it's almost like a culture shock when you first arrive. You can meet so many people that can teach you many things as long as your're open to the idea, so if you're not you'd have a tough time.

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

Choosing the right college is one of the most daunting decisions that a student will have to make. Parents should be there to guide their children and to help them choose the college that would allow the child to flourish both in and out of the classroom. Ultimately, the decision lies with the student because they will have to deal with whatever the outcome may be. The first factor to look at should definitely be academics and the whole learning environment. Find a place that has a variety of majors and courses. I think college is also a time for self-discovery. It's a chance to meet new people, experience new places and things, and find out who you really are. College can allow you to challenge yourself in ways you never could before. I would advise a new student to soak up everything college has to offer because it's an experience that can't be replaced. College isn't just a place to party and hide from our parents. It's a place that will build your character and hopefully test you in ways that will only make you stronger and wiser.

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

Always visit the school before you make the decision to attend.

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

Always visit the school before you make the decision to attend.

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