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What is the stereotype of students at Howard University?


So, even though I said I'm not too sure how people stereotype the school, I talked to one of my colleagues and I guess people say we're bougie. If you don't know what that is, its stuck up, pretending to be of an elite class, people who they think we are better than everyone else. Is that true? Probably. We're confident, and we have to be. Its lonely here at the top. Do we think we're better than everyone else? No...not at all, this school prides itself on service and helping others. We're not any better or any worse than anyone else, we are who we are, and we just do what we have to do to keep our legacy proud.


There are only two main stereotypes that I encountered while attending Howard. A) everyone is stuck up and B)its a fashion show.


1) Howard students are very fashion-conscious (to say the least) 2) Howard is the Black Harvard 3) The administration is horrendously disorganized.


Honestly, Howard is over-rated. People hear Howard and think of a prestigious institution for higher learning. Don't get me wrong, it is a great university, but it isn't the same as when it was founded in 1867. The stereotype about Howard students is that we are all stuck up, conceited, spoiled, rich kids.


One is that Howard Students are very into how they dress


1) Howard is a party school. 2) Everyday is a fashion show at Howard. 3) Howard's students are "sididy". 4) Howard is known for its homecoming.


Stereotypes I've always heard about Howard students are that they're dorks, stuck-up/sadiddy, highly fashionable, pretend to be concerned about social/global/political issues, racist, Afro-centric, etc. As a whole, the university seems to have fallen from its glory. The classrooms probably haven't been renovated since the 1960s or so. The sidewalks and building steps are disentegrating. Technology is hardly ever functioning or updated. We hear of all of these donors and money flowing into the school, but don't seem to see where exactly this money's going to. Many of the teachers complain, piss and moan about their salary, their office(or lack of one), the classrooms, the administration, etc.


Howard students are lazy, party too much, self indulged,


The main stereotype is the University is only concerned with fashion.


The females are all snotty and uppity. We have a superiority complex. We're the number one HBCU in the country.