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The truth is that it never is asQuite BrightBiology
The truth is that it never is as bad as people say it is at Howard. That is not to say that you won't have issues with the administration, because it is an HBCU and goes through organization issues. However, I can honestly say that the collection of black excellence here is uniquely overwhelming. The student body is full of ambitious, passionate, and intelligent people dedicated to growing as students. We support each other to reach our goals and understand this is a place to grow as minds and as a culture. I love it here and cannot imagine going anywhere else.
1st Year Male -- Class 1920
Social Life: A+, Individual Value: C+
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Howard University is theSuper BrilliantPerfomance Arts
Howard University is the mecca. It houses the greatest minds of the modern world. Plus it creates the most scholars who change the world for the better.
1st Year Male -- Class 2017
Education Quality: A+,
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I find that people either love Howard orQuite BrightPublic Health
I find that people either love Howard or hate it. Rarely any in between. What are you looking for as a student? What are you expectations? If you are the big man or most popular woman in high school, chances are you won't hold that title at Howard. Are you looking for a place where Black people are all accepting? If that's the case, don't go to Howard or any HBCU. We don't all think alike. We don't all have the same beliefs. The Black experience is not monolithic. Black people across the diaspora are the same yet we are different. You will find some Black people that are accepting of gay and transgender students, you will find some who are not. You will find some that look down on poor people, you will find some that do not. You will find some students that will not step out of the dorm without a full face of makeup or without being dressed to the nines, you will find some people that go to class in pajamas.

Some of my classes were challenging. Some were not. BUT I can say that I learned something in every single class.

You have DC and some very connected professors at your doorstep. USE THEM! I did not. I was very to myself. That is the one thing I regret. A good majority of my classmates are movers and shakers. Often, when I see a Black person making moves, they are affiliated with Howard in some way. I went to a PWI after Howard and it's funny because people think PWI's are so much better. I'd rather deal with the messed up paperwork in the administration building, than my classmates thinking I got in via Affirmative Action and my teachers barely knowing I exist.

4th Year Female -- Class 2011
Education Quality: A+, Useful Schoolwork: F
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