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Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 363 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 22 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

65% Women
35% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $83,052)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $49,814)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 38 33 - -
Basketball 19 16 - Yes
Bowling - 7 Yes -
Football 91 - - -
Lacrosse - 22 Yes Yes
Soccer 29 21 Yes Yes
Softball - 21 - -
Swimming and Diving 16 13 - -
Tennis 8 8 - Yes
Volleyball - 14 Yes Yes
Badminton - - Yes Yes
Court Sports - - Yes -
Flag Football - - Yes Yes
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 90.5%
Hispanic 1.1%
Non-resident alien 5.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.0%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 0.9%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • Hospital on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 1
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 7
Property Crime 46
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Michael from Algonquin, IL
  • 5
  • You will love your freshman year dorm life experience! And you will hate it sometimes. You cant have one without the other. But once your freshman year is over, you…

  • Jun-08-2012 Read More
  • Brittany from Washington, DC
  • 5
  • dorm life is full of experiences. especially your freshman year. women if you're just now coming in your best bet is to stay at the bethune annex dormitory. i can't…

  • Feb-04-2012 Read More
  • briana from Fresno, TX
  • 4
  • Dorm Life is Pretty cool. Its not pure luxury but its average. Every year there is a competition called Resfest where all of the dorms compete in dance, stroll, and…

  • Sep-18-2012 Read More
  • Ashley from Dover, DE
  • 4
  • There are several dorms to reside in, usually freshmen girls/guys have their own buildings. There are also co-ed dorms. Once settled you eventually feel like home, and it can get…

  • Jul-25-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 2
  • Alex from Mount Pleasant, SC
  • Apr-12-2014 I am a current student here

    Howard has its problems with its food. The food is usually not the best, but when there are nearing major events like homecoming, the food becomes exceptional.

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  • 4
  • Devyn from South Holland, IL
  • Apr-06-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The food seems nice.There is definitely a variety. As with anything,it gets old after a while,but there are plenty of other places to eat not far from campus.

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  • 2
  • KM
  • Apr-01-2014 I am a current student here

    I am from Louisiana, and I like my food seasoned to the T and very flavorful. In my opinion, the food is horrible. Some of my friends like it, but I don't. I'm used to having my food cooked a certain way, and this way isn't for me. The breakfast is GREAT! They have an assortment of items to choose from, including an omelet bar. Lunch and dinner aren't so great. The food is edible, but after a while, it gets old and I found myself eating out everyday.

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  • 4
  • Kendra from Greenwich, CT
  • Mar-18-2014 I am a current student here

    The food isn't bad compared to what my friends at other schools say. We do have odd hours though, but there are about 6 dining options on campus, two are cafeteria style.

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  • 3
  • Nicole from Saginaw, MI
  • Mar-10-2014 I am a current student here

    The cafe has a variety of options, but they aren't always the best. But there are also other places on campus to get food, like the Punchout with offers fast food type variety. There is also Sankofa, they have Caribbean type food and amazing smoothies. And there is also Jasmines in the A building, here you can buy sandwiches and snacks, but they are most commonly known for their coffee beverages.

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  • 1
  • Alan from Hyattsville, MD
  • Feb-25-2014 I am a current student here

    Like residential life, food and dining is another aspect of Howard that most students despise, but it is all apart of the college experience.

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  • 3
  • Daniel from Hagerstown, MD
  • Jan-20-2014 I am a current student here

    The café has pretty decent food. It gets kind of old after a while so you can go to the Punchout if you want something different. Also there are a lot of places to eat around campus.

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  • 5
  • Lavern from Los Angeles, CA
  • Jan-17-2014 I am a current student here

    Howard is known for having one of the best cafeterias. There is a variety of food to choose from within the cafeteria, as well as different dining options. Howard also has the famous Soul Food Thursday, and they also serve Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner. Fun activities also happen during dining weather there is a DJ in the Cafeteria, or lots of fun during First Friday in our food court the Punchout.

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  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • Jan-15-2014 I am a current student here

    I absolutely love the punch out, they have the best food ever but you have to pay for the food in there, it's not allowed already in the meal plan so you have to go to the Blackburn café or Annex café and food is good there also.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Alex from Mount Pleasant, SC
  • Apr-12-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life at Howard is spectacular. There have been numerous Fraternities and Sororities that have been established here. They also host a lot of parties at different clubs and venues.

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  • 0
  • KM
  • Apr-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Their are multiple sororities and fraternities. Five out of the nine out of the Divine Nine organizations were founded here at Howard. Their are fraternities and sororities for just about anything ( business, law, medical, service, etc.).

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  • 0
  • Simoane from Moreno Valley, CA
  • Feb-16-2014 I am a current student here

    Greeak life her is extremely exciting. Especially considing most of the Divine 9 (Black greek letter organizations) were founded on Howards campus. The greeks do their strolls/ steps on campus on the Yard, in the Punchout, anywhere, and everyone gets excited and stops to watch.

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  • 0
  • Briana from San Diego, CA
  • Dec-29-2013 I am a current student here

    It is an amazing experience. I love to see the Divine 9 in the yard, it is an authentic experience especially during their anniversaries it is beautiful to see people from all over come to the MECA to pay their respect to the founding school for their sorority or fraternity. The original greeks!

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  • 0
  • Shannon
  • Nov-05-2013 I am a current student here

    greek life is taken extremely serious at Howard because 5 out of the 9 nphc organizations were founded on Howard's Campus.

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  • 0
  • Briana from Norfolk, VA
  • Nov-03-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is huge at Howard! We are the location where several Divine Nine (D9) Greek Letter Organizations were founded.

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