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Howard University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
6,921
Total Undergrads
Including 363 Part-time
1,486
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 22 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

65% Women
35% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-AA

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

6
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $83,052)
9
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 -

Diversity

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%
Disabilities
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
Living
  • 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
Other
  • 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…

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  • Freshman
  • 4
  • College Hall North and College Hall South are the newer dorms and are the most luxurious and expensive. The other dorms are mostly known for the relationships they form within…

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  • alexis from marietta, ga
  • 3
  • during your freshman and sophomore years, dorm life will be on of the main aspects of your social life, especially if you choose to join a dorm organization such as…

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  • 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…

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Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • London - COLUMBUS, OH
  • I am a current student here

    We have two dining halls- Annex and Blackburn. Blackburn just opened up this spring semester and the quality is so much better. The dinner buss, by annex has better pasta.

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  • 1
  • Anon
  • I am a current student here

    Sodexo is disgusting. Mice live in the cafe. Not many options

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  • 3
  • Mo from Chicago, IL
  • I am a current student here

    University sanctioned food and dining is nothing special. I avoided it personally because my digestive system and multitude of allergies rendered it unreasonable, but it makes do. They have vegetarian options. There are some restaurants very close to campus that are almost all fast food. After freshman year, I relied mostly on the dining dollar plan at the Punchout (a retail dining area with a wing/burger/chicken, etc spot, a make your own pasta line,or Chinese mini-buffet style spot) or Sankofa (a miniature version of a bookstore that sells great food, breakfast items and smoothies!) Other than the cafeterias, there are a multitude of 'corner store' like places where you can get snacks, quick meals, and little things you might need. For those who make their own food: One upperclassman dorm has kitchens on every floor (read: stove, microwave). Other upperclassman dorm that was renovated in 2016 or 2017 has full kitchen- fridge and freezer, oven, microwave. Freshman dorms do not come with kitchens.

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  • 5
  • Nadine-Marie from Gaithersburg, MD
  • I am a current student here

    Campus is located off of Georgia Ave, seemingly between MD and DC. That means endless food and dining options. There are so many fun little restaurants surrounding the campus, and some off them accept student dining cards as payment. You are also right near the metro, so access to the city is easy. And I have personally seen many different food trucks come around campus to offer even more variety. You will not go hungry at Howard.

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  • 2
  • alexis from marietta, ga
  • I am a current student here

    when students first come to howard, the caf is great but after second semester of sophomore year you begin to realize the quality of the food isn't.

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  • 1
  • there's ups and downs
  • I am a current student here

    sodexo is the worst. i have a lot of stomach issues so i'm not supposed to eat the food but a meal plan is required. way too expensive for the quality. make sure you have money to eat on the weekends because the hours are terrible. like i said i only ate the food because i had to pay for it. it makes me sick though

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  • 3
  • Hallie
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Not many healthy options but its still tasty.

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  • 3
  • Tylar
  • I am a current student here

    The cafe isn't the best of food but the breakfast is AMAZING! The lunch and dinner is good most of the time but its a bit repetetive.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • London - COLUMBUS, OH
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life could be better. It's taken very seriously, as it is the home of most the organizations start.

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  • 0
  • Anon
  • I am a current student here

    Many of the black greek organizations began at howard and students have stayed true to the roots

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  • 0
  • Mo from Chicago, IL
  • I am a current student here

    All NPHC / Divine Nine organizations are currently active on campus. Greek business, service, pre-professional and music organizations exist.

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  • 0
  • Hallie
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    There is a high presence of greek life. I can see that even though I only visited once.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    Very heavy presence. First Fridays on the Yard, step shows, etc.

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  • 0
  • Jessica
  • I am a current student here

    Greek culture plays a major role in student life at Howard University. Most of the African American Greek letter organizations were founded at this University which makes it an epicenter for Greeks. On campus they are respected for high academic achievement and involvement in various activities which promote the enhancement of student life and community service.

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