Howard University Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Although I majored in a concentration writing, the Division of Fine Arts, my matriculation was well rounded with the diverse options I had in my general education courses. With a minor in Journalism, I quickly learned how great of a city D.C. is for any aspiring writer, reporter AND performing artist.