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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
  • 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
  • Khiana from Newark, NJ
  • 5
  • Up & coming! Thanks to New Howard we have 2 new dorms that resemble hotels and have adequate security so you feel safe yet can enjoy yourself. …

  • Jun-11-2015 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 2
  • alexis from marietta, ga
  • Jul-28-2016 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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  • there's ups and downs
  • May-18-2016 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
  • Aug-02-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Not many healthy options but its still tasty.

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  • 3
  • Tylar
  • Jun-17-2015 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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  • 4
  • Khiana from Newark, NJ
  • Jun-11-2015 I am a current student here

    Up coming as well. New cafeteria made with cool hot sandwich station that I'll argue tastes better than Potbelly's, Subway, and especially Quiznos! We have a cool new stir fry station, waffles & ice cream every day all day, Soul food Thursday's with mac & cheese, baked & fried chicken and fish, delicious corn muffins, greens, bbq ribs sometimes, rice if you want & much more. Of course we have pizza, pasta, & hot dogs & hamburgers. We have vegetarian options as well. Meal plans are accepted in both dining cafeteria's. Theres levels too If your anti-social , upper blackburn is for you. It is quiet with relaxing music and usually nobody in there. Lower cafe used to be the place for the social its however the new cafe stole the spot light! With its new amenities, the new cafe has quickly become the ideal place to eat. Finally! every first friday , we have first fridays in Punchout ( another dining area in Blackburn) where there is a taco station, custom pasta & pizza station, wow wings and a chinese spot too. On first fridays, the orgs come out and dance with us regular folk haha! Just kidding. But its a great time to show off your dance moves and hang out with friends in between 12-2 pm.

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  • 3
  • Ashley from Dallas, TX
  • Jan-19-2015 I am a current student here

    Great Diversity in terms of foods served They give you the opportunity to dine out, through dining dollars that are included in your meal plan. Its good.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • Dec-31-2014 I am a current student here

    They're reopening the Annex Cafe, and with the new renovations it should be nice. I'm not sure if the Main Cafe will still be open, but they have a hot meal option and a vegetarian option. If you don't like those, there's a deli station, a Southwest station, pizza counter and a station where you can get burgers (turkey too!), hot dogs, grilled cheese, and fries. If you use your Dining Dollars you can use the Punchout, which is like a mall food court or Meals to Go, where there's sandwiches and salads. Also outside College Hall South and the Annex they have food trucks frequently at night if you don't want to go the cafe. (The pink truck is best)!

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Addison from Cary, NC
  • Oct-27-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Most Black Fraternies and Sororities began at Howard University

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  • 0
  • Hallie
  • Aug-02-2015 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
  • Dec-31-2014 I am a current student here

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

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  • 0
  • Jessica
  • Dec-23-2014 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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  • 0
  • annonymous
  • Nov-12-2014 I am a current student here

    All of the divine 9 are well known around campus.

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  • 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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