Howard University Reviews

4.07 out of 5 stars
(20 Reviews)
  • Washington D.C. (DC)
  • Annual Tuition: $26,756
100% of 20 students said this degree improved their career prospects
90% of 20 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Shukura Burrell - 9/24/2019
Degree: Graphic Design
Graduation Year: 2009
"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."
4.1 out of 5 stars
Shukura Burrell - 9/24/2019
Degree: Graphic Design
Graduation Year: 2009
"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."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Kwaku Salaam - 9/18/2019
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Jeovane Slater-Taylor - 9/13/2019
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Transferring - 4/5/2019
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2022
"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."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Charisma James - 3/25/2019
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
3.9 out of 5 stars
Nicola - 8/17/2018
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
3.3 out of 5 stars
Galen Williams - 5/17/2018
Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2013
"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."
2.0 out of 5 stars
Diana Obinna - 6/22/2017
Degree: Philosophy
Graduation Year: 2020
"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."
3.7 out of 5 stars
Paul Iroezi - 6/20/2017
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
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