Howard University (HU)

Washington, DC

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Howard University

Howard University

HU Housing

  • On-Campus Housing Available
  • Freshmen Students Required to Live on Campus
  • Meal Service
  • Co-ed Dorms
  • Women's Dorms
  • Men's Dorms
  • Single-Student Apartments
  • Married-Student Apartments
  • Other: Wellness housing.
Room & Board Expenses $13,274
Living On-Campus 55%
Living Off-Campus 45%

HU Ratings & Reviews

Overall College Life Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 4 Reviews

50% of students gave Howard University 5 stars in College Life.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

College Life Rating

HU has one of the BEST college life experiences. There is always something to do, something to join whether it be community service club, state clubs or academic clubs there is never a moment where you could say you have nothing to do and if that is the case, it is because you made that decision.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

College Life Rating

The clubs, athletics, campus safety, social atmosphere, and weekend activities can be described in one word, tremendous. All of these bring a lively and safe environment all in one. I love it here and would not want to go to any other school.


HU Campus Safety

Emergency Hotline
(202) 806-7777
Medical Center Emergency Department
(202) 806-7540
Campus Police
2244 10th Street, NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, D.C. 20059

HU Athletics

Quick Facts
Team Mascot: Bison
School Song: Alma Mater
School Colors: red, white, and blue
Official Athletics Site: www.howard-bison.com
Athletic Conferences: NAA, NCAA
Football: Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Basketball: Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Baseball: Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Track: Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

Athletics Department at Howard University

Athletic Director Name
Charles Gibbs
Athletic Department Email
cgibbs@howard.edu

HU Student Organizations

Greek Organizations
Number of Fraternities: 10
Number of Sororities: 8
Percentage of Men in Fraternities: 2%
Percentage of Women in Sororities: 1%
Military Programs
ROTC Army
ROTC Air Force

Other Organizations

  • Academic Clubs
  • Business
  • Music Organizations (Band, Choir, etc.)
  • Political Activism
  • Theatre/Drama
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Religious Organizations
  • International Organizations
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
  • Television Station

HU Student Services

Computer & Technological Services

  • Internet Access
  • Computers in Residence Halls
  • Computers in Libraries
  • Computer Labs
  • Email Account Provided by School

Career & Employment Services

  • Career Counseling
  • Co-op Education Placement
  • Internship Placement
  • Career / Job Search Classes
  • Interest Inventory
  • On-Campus Job Interviews
  • Resume Assistance
  • Alumni Network
  • Interview Training

Counseling Services

  • Minority Student Counseling
  • Veteran Counseling
  • Older Student Counseling
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Personal Counseling
  • Academic Counseling
  • Psychological Counseling
  • Religious Counseling

Physically Handicapped Services

  • Note-Taking Service
  • Recording Devices
  • Tutors
  • Reader Services
  • Interpreters for Hearing-Impaired
  • Special Transportation
  • Special Housing
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Braille Services

Other Services at Howard University

School Store / Bookstore

  • Health Services
  • Library on Campus
  • Non-Remedial Tutoring
  • Placement Services
  • Women’s Center
  • Health Insurance

Famous Alumni

  • Edward Brooke, senator
  • Douglas Wilder, governor, former U.S. senator, former governor of Virginia, mayor of Richmond
  • Thurgood Marshall.

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