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Howard University 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
  • Jessica from Philadelphia, PA
  • 1
  • housing is a huge pain. howard has more students then they can accommodate. therefore housing is not guaranteed. the dorms have many issues including frequent electrical outages, false fire alarms,…

  • Feb-13-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Alisha from Nashville, TN
  • Oct-08-2014 I am a current student here

    The food isn't all that great all the time but that is only because I have to eat it every single day. But if you're hungry you will eat it.

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  • 4
  • Karae from Matteson, IL
  • Sep-23-2014 I am a current student here

    The food here is quite enjoyable. There is a variety of choices to pick from, including vegetarian-friendly options. You always have the option of grabbing a quick slice of pizza or having a salad from the do-it-yourself salad bar. There are also quick to-go options if you are in a rush or just want to eat in your dorm. Although most students believe that cafeteria food will be nasty, Howard's food is tasty. If you pick the right choices and balance out your diet, you will not gain the deadly freshmen 15.

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  • 3
  • Corine from New Castle, DE
  • Aug-05-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is ok in the beginning. Later you'll eventually become sick of it, sick of all of it! You may find yourself eating out more frequently or using a friends kitchen.

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  • 3
  • Tyron
  • Jul-04-2014 I am a current student here

    I lived off campus so I didn't eat the food

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  • 4
  • Destiny from Chicago, IL
  • Jun-24-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    There are the average dining hall buffet options that you'd probably find on most college campuses. The food is decent, and the servers are accommodating and nice. Also, there's a Starbucks and McDonald's basically on campus.

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  • 3
  • Jade from Gardena, CA
  • May-21-2014 I am a current student here

    I will just say, our food is decent haha. But we have great surrounding restaurants and places to eat that are outstanding.

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  • 4
  • Student from Clinton, MD
  • May-16-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is the cafeterias is great! However it is important to not eat it all the time, it can get repetitive and therefore lose it's appeal.

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  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Tyron
  • Jul-04-2014 I am a current student here

    They're Howard's illegitimate children if you get my drift .. I thought I would like it b/c what I heard and seen on Youtube growing up, that they'll be welcoming, very classy adults, upstanding blacks with high morals etc, BUT they are the COMPLETE OPPOSITE you guys, SMOKING MIRRORS. I don't care how many famous people are in it, it doesn't change the fact they are no good, a menace to college life, and in disrepair. I've witness the most obnoxious, classless, abusive, rude, pretentious, and childish acts by them. And they always been screwed up, for example I found out for years in the 20th century it was customary for alpha kappa alpha to deny dark skinned women or women with kinky hair. They had to pass a brown paper bag and hair ruler test first ... this stuff has been dysfunctional and stupid since it's inception. So don't believe the hype you hear, see, or thought you knew to be true ... it's a big elaborate lie.

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  • 0
  • Destiny from Chicago, IL
  • Jun-24-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Half of the Divine Nine Fraternities/Sororities were founded at Howard University. Because of that, they take it very seriously and watch greek activity closely.

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  • 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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