Howard University Reviews

  • 69 Reviews
  • Washington D.C.
  • Annual Tuition: $31,050
100% of 69 students said this degree improved their career prospects
86% of 69 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Shukura Burrell
  • Reviewed: 9/24/2019
  • Degree: Graphic Design
"I truly appreciate my time at Howard as an undergraduate student. I was a commuter student and travel back and forth from home. Had was able to shape me and moved in to become a student who was proud of her ancestry, and encouraged by the community of students around. My major was a small cohort of students and we were able to really encourage and focus and together on our studies and work. I would definitely recommend Howard to other students who are interested in knowing and understanding they're African American Heritage and becoming a lifelong learner."
Shukura Burrell
  • Reviewed: 9/24/2019
  • Degree: Graphic Design
"I truly appreciate my time at Howard as an undergraduate student. I was a commuter student and travel back and forth from home. Had was able to shape me and moved in to become a student who was proud of her ancestry, and encouraged by the community of students around. My major was a small cohort of students and we were able to really encourage and focus and together on our studies and work. I would definitely recommend Howard to other students who are interested in knowing and understanding they're African American Heritage and becoming a lifelong learner."
Kwaku Salaam
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2019
  • Degree: Computer Science
"Howard is an amazing school. My experience there was one of most joy, but also one of also constant work. I love Howard deeply and will always recommend someone to attend, particularly if they want to major in computer science. Howard's department of computer science is one that is constantly evolving and growing in an effort to better equip the students with the needed skills and mindset to succeed in any aspect of computer science. Howard has various connections with major companies such as google which allows them to offer various programs like such as GIR, googler in residence (a google employee comes and teaches a class or two at Howard), and Howard West (a chance for Howard students to go and take classes at google's headquarters in California for a semester). Howard's computer science students have also gained a reputation of doing extremely well in their internships causing them to be highly sought after for full-time employment. I know a number of students who have gone to work at top companies like Twitter, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and more. Howard Is the place to be."
Jeovane Slater-Taylor
  • Reviewed: 9/13/2019
  • Degree: Computer Science
"My experience at Howard University was nothing short of amazing. It was on that campus that I got to truly learn who I was. I met some of my best friends who will undoubtedly be in my life for a very long time. My classmates are some of the most extraordinary people I have ever met and each of them has gone on to do some amazing things. The culture and family that I was surrounded by the 4 years I spent at Howard University really kept me grounded. I enjoyed my program and the professors that I had there. They encouraged me and challenge me in ways I didn't know I needed. I can't imagine having gone to any other university."
  • Reviewed: 4/5/2019
  • Degree: Accounting
"I was sorely disappointed in Howard University. The campus was dilapidated and the professors unconcerned. I particularly found the university administration and Title IX office disappointing. Student complaints are typically ignored and things just keep getting worse."
Charisma James
  • Reviewed: 3/25/2019
  • Degree: Biology
"This institution is overall good. College in general is what you make it. Any student that enters this institution with the goal of graduating will do just that. This school teaches you perseverance and how to maneuver through college when there are both good times and bad times. The "worst" part was dealing with the cost and financial aid assistance from staff at the A building (which everyone must eventually experience), but my experience here is one that I enjoyed."
  • Reviewed: 8/17/2018
  • Degree: Law
"Howard University, is located in Washington D.C., the law school is a shuttle ride from the main campus and has a more quieter and refined air to it. That could be the proximity to rock creek park or the simple fact that thurgood Marshall is also an alumni. My experience was enjoyable and unique. The times go by surprisingly fast but the lessons I learned there will last a lifetime."
Galen Williams
  • Reviewed: 5/17/2018
  • Degree: Performing Arts
"Howard University, also known as, The Mecca, is responsible for some of the greatest Black minds that have contributed to modern society nationally, and internationally. Alumni of the illustrious HU include, but are not limited to Thurgood Marshall, Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Morrison, Debbie Allen, Phylicia Rashad, Taraji P. Henson, Lance Gross, Wendy Raquel Robinson, and so many others. As a student of the College of Arts and Sciences, in the Division of Fine Arts, my time at Howard was filled with success as well as adversity. As any student's experience at any institution would be. Though I learned a great deal of life lessons and practical skills that are integral to my individual success as a working actor, I would be lying if I said the school was everything I wanted and needed it to be. The students in my department kept me at the university. The professors in the program varied in impact and experience, but overall, they all had something for me that made me better. Although we are graduating with BFA's, the training is not equivalent to that of any other conservatory program. The facilities are lackluster and very dated, our Theatre Arts Department is in dire need of a renovation, but a lot of this is not their fault. Quite honestly, the division of fine arts does not receive the necessary funding and support that it deserves from the University, therefore a lot of things are lacking in terms of quality. Just this year has the current president of the University decided to make strides towards reinstating the College of Fine Arts, which will hopefully provide the program with the necessary budget and support its been lacking since it merged with the College or Arts and Sciences some twenty plus years ago. I would not trade my experience at Howard University for anything in the world. It was integral in my development as an artist of color, it showed me how my Blackness was an asset and not an issue to fitting into the world of Show Business, and it instilled me with values that make me fight and work for everything that is given to me. I am forever grateful to the man I've become because of Howard University, and I would highly recommend this school to any Black student who seeks to pursue a career in the field of entertainment."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"The school greatly emphasizes and teaches diversity which was my favorite part of the program. I felt that I was able to freely express myself and my passions and received support rather than judgement"
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Howard University was an excellent school with amazing teachers and a supportive student body. I really enjoyed my time there. My only complaint was the internship program. I knew of several students who had problems with their placement and in every case, the school took the internship's side instead of the student's."
Keith Barclay
  • Reviewed: 6/28/2017
  • Degree: Finance
"I'm a current 2nd year MBA student at Howard University School of Business. I feel that the Graduate School has prepared to be a leader in the global business landscape for making me comfortable with being uncomfortable. My MBA coursework is meant to be challenging and our professors create a case-study focused environment that makes learning based on your own thoughts and how to debate your stance. I will be forever indebted to this great institution and value the teachings gained here."
Diana Obinna
  • Reviewed: 6/22/2017
  • Degree: Philosophy
"Extremely diverse campus. Teaches you so much about your heritage and how important and impact diversity is on a campus. Having people from all over the world interact in a learning environment lead for a more enriching experience. It allows you to see the bigger picture due to having so many different people share they experience and unique culture. This school really humbles you and the alumni support is amazing, it is a very historic school and you will definitely feel the pride the school carries."
Paul Iroezi
  • Reviewed: 6/20/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Howard University is a great institution for educational advancement and networking opportunities. I will speak from experience that Howard University broaden my networking opportunities to speak with local employers about future jobs, gave me the skills to get a job and ways to maintain/keep a job. The professors at the Allied Health Department speak highly of their professions and there are able to recommend and advise potential health science or health management majors. The degree program is pretty straight forward. If you are a potential student and you were not assigned an adviser, I will advise you to establish a relationship with one and keep in constant communication."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The graduate school felt disjointed since each department was isolated from the others. The administration of the school was a nightmare and getting anything done, no matter how simple, took days to weeks to complete. The people working in my department were passionate about their field and knew they were stuck working in an old and dysfunctional system. While I can say the instructors I had were great, I'm not sure I could recommend anyone else to seek out a graduate degree from Howard without also emphasizing the all the problems."
Derrick Denzell Spencer
  • Reviewed: 5/13/2017
  • Degree: English
"Howard is a great place to explore one's identity. While at first glance, one might think it's simply a "Black" school, it is much more. The diversity of thought, culture, race, and intra-racial experiences inspires students to question the world around them in ways that they would not have imagined on their own. Also, the faculty is filled with professors and scholars who are truly invested in the lives and progress of the University's students. Overall, Howard University is a transformative place, and with access to ample opportunities."
Tiffany Alexander
  • Reviewed: 4/20/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I am extremely thrilled to review Howard University College of Medicine. Here, you can expect a challenging curriculum, passionate professors, helpful peers and long lasting friends and mentors. Medicinal school has been known to be stressful, time consuming and expensive. Initially, I felt overwhelmed and lost. I am the first physician in my family and although I was proud of this, I also felt alone. However all of these negative feelings quickly melted away as I observed the lengths that my professors were willing to go to in order to help their students succeed. They have come in on Sundays before anatomy practicals and given us 3 hour review sessions, they have given us general review sessions at their houses and have provided us with their cell phone numbers. On rounds, they always find time to teach and include us in the care of the patient. My classmates are extraordinary as well. In medicinal school, there is intense pressure to do well and to make the highest scores possible. This environment can foster competitiveness and bring out the "gunners" as we like to call them. However, my classmates are exceptional. They voluntarily post electronic textbooks, review materials and links to great resources. We all genuinely want to see each other succeed and represent Howard in the best way possible. The financial aspect of medicinal school can daunting but the financial aid officers seek out scholarships for us and regularly notify us about opportunities. Overall, my experience here has been phenomenal. The diversity has also contributed to increasing my cultural competence. If I could do things all over again, I would undoubtedly choose Howard for medical school. I feel prepared, confident and supported by all of people I have encountered. I can truly say I gained another family."
R. Wilson
  • Reviewed: 4/10/2017
  • Degree: Political Science
"Attending Howard was one of the greatest experience of my life. From schoolmates to Professors the networking reach is bar none. I feel pride to be amongst Howardites, the shared experience and strength gives me pride. Howard taught me to be proud of who I am, a Afro-Caribbean woman, love that I come from a long line of strong people. Howard taught me to love my history, my people, and ensure that I give back to this world more than I take from it. As much as I love Howard, it is not without fault, administration is an headache, but trust, if you can deal with the "A" building, there is nothing you cannot deal with. I have learned resisliencey and to never take no for an answer. Trust me, there is nothing a Howard woman cannot do."
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2017
  • Degree: Cultural Studies
"The access to resources made my research and career experience very delightful. The professors in my department held a variety of knowledge in different career paths associated with history which allowed for great advisement. I was even able to study a language that would help me excel further in my chosen career field."
Bilqis Watts Wilkerson
  • Reviewed: 3/25/2017
  • Degree: Law
"My experience at Howard Law has been my most challenging and rewarding experience to date. It is humbling to stand on the foundation that was laid by the incredibly compassionate and exceptional human beings that have come before me. The short falls in the financial aide office and some of the administrative interactions are completely out weighed by the incredible support of the students, staff and alumni; from helping with class feedback to helping you find resources. There is an incredible atmosphere of support and dedication to the responsibility for future generations. The caliber and quality of the students and professors is exceptional. I strongly recommend Howard Law for future law students. The curriculum prepares students to be confident, competent and compassionate."
Je'Coven Norwood
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2017
  • Degree: Journalism
"While some students struggle with indecisiveness on attending college/graduate school, others decide to further their academic career with hopes of even greater career opportunities. I decided to attend Howard University's School of Communications to pursue a degree in Public Relations Journalism. The program exceeded all of my expectations and left me with a different perspective of myself as well as my potential in the field of communications. I was well equipped with the professional portfolio, networking skills, and references. I used Howard University's resources and applied all of my professors' lectures and words of encouragement to position myself so that I could stand out in such a competitive marketplace. Howard University is an experience that I will never forget, if you don't gain anything from this university, you gain a sense of confidence and the motivation to be your greatest self."