Howard University Top Questions

Why did you decide to go to Howard University?


Honestly, they gave me an amazing scholarship. I was a bit reluctant to go to Howard at first. I had never really been to a predominately Black college before, and I didn't see the value of the HBCU experience before attending. Now, I understand that there is so much more to learn, and that there are plenty of other African Americans who want to learn and put forth the effort as I do.


I decided to go to Howard University, because I grew up in an area that didn’t have that many African Americans. I felt like Howard University would be a great way for me to get in touch with my own culture and history. After visiting the University I felt like it was my calling to go to this university, because of its legacy, history, and the reality of being around thousands of young intelligent Blacks who are working for a similar goal I am working for.


This is one of those questions that is asked EVERY single day from freshman year to senior year, and by this time, it just becomes a standard answer. But honestly, its all about the school of business. I applied to UCONN, UMD, CCSU, and Howard. I got into all of them, scholarships from 3 and the one I didn't get a scholarship to, I went to. I fell in love with 21 CAP program because waiting until my junior year to start my major was not an option for me. Ironically, I ended up falling in love with radio and spend the majority of my time in the School of Communications, but I still never changed my major. The culture and environment here is very open and inviting, and it just felt right. This is a family environment and everyone has there place to fit it. Its just a cool place to be.


A white student explains why she came to Howard.


An international student explains why he came to Howard.


A student explains that why Howard appealed to her after years of attending predominantly white schools.


A student explains that he came to Howard because his father is an alumnus and he grew up with the school in his mind.


A student recalls a fun event on the Yard that made her want to come to Howard


A student tells us the motivations behind coming to Howard