Howard University

Washington, DC, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
31%
69%
Size of Town
Major city
In-State Students
2%
Out-Of-State Students
96%
US States Represented
48
Countries Represented
41
Ethnicity
African American
89%
Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
Hispanic
1%
White
1%
Percent of First Generation Students
24%
Student Organizations
155
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
62%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes
Disability Housing Available
Yes
0
100
95%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Bison
School Colors
Red/Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Total Male Athletes
200
Total Female Athletes
177
Intramural Sports
7
Sports Team (Men)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
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Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

3.42 Average Rating
For the picky eaters, there are an array of options: from chipotle style burritos and bowls, to burgers/fries/hot dogs, to the home cooked classics line, to made-to-order subs, salad, to made-to-order pastas right in front of you, to pizza, sushi, pannini's.... you get the idea.
Michael from Algonquin, IL
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 the students living there.
Freshman
The food in the cafe is good with a wide selection but just like any other place, if you're stuck eating the same foods over and over again you get bored and sick of it. But it sparks your creativity and courage to try new things and invent new ways to eat your favorite foods.
My-Xaviera from Spencerport, NY
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.
Khiana from Newark, NJ

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