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Would I fit in? Posted on 01-04-2010
potentialhowardite

So I'm a potential c/o '14er who's recently been accepted to Howard. I'm going to visit in a few weeks and then I'll more than likely attend the accepted students day. Howard's one of my top choices but I've heard so many mixed reviews about the school so I'm eager to form an opinion of my own. I'd consider myself fairly outgoing, sociable and for the most part pretty confident (of course I have the usual insecurities of a teenage guy). I guess some would describe me as quirky or preppy. I've grown up in a predominantly white area for all of my life and my parents have managed to help me find some balance in my life (I'm always around relatives and close family friends, I'm enrolled in Jack and Jill, we've met people within the community). I'm really eager to be around more like-minded people who look like me. I've heard that I'll find what I'm looking for at Howard but I'm nervous as to whether or not I'd truly be happy there. I love having fun, meeting new people, partying (although I'm not the greatest dancer...working on that though) and being social, but I also want an intellectually stimulating environment where I can debate about politics or books read in class. I'm also willing to fight for what I want but I'm not looking for a hard-core, cutthroat environment. Now that I've described myself, do you honestly think Howard and I would be a match? Does it have the diversity of people I'm looking for?
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danotorious1jd from Dalzell, SC replied on 01-09-2010 12:05AM [Reply]

you would fit in. Go to Howard
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TSUblueTiger replied on 01-12-2010 12:17PM [Reply]

"potentialhowardite" wrote:
So I'm a potential c/o '14er who's recently been accepted to Howard. I'm going to visit in a few weeks and then I'll more than likely attend the accepted students day. Howard's one of my top choices but I've heard so many mixed reviews about the school so I'm eager to form an opinion of my own. I'd consider myself fairly outgoing, sociable and for the most part pretty confident (of course I have the usual insecurities of a teenage guy). I guess some would describe me as quirky or preppy. I've grown up in a predominantly white area for all of my life and my parents have managed to help me find some balance in my life (I'm always around relatives and close family friends, I'm enrolled in Jack and Jill, we've met people within the community). I'm really eager to be around more like-minded people who look like me. I've heard that I'll find what I'm looking for at Howard but I'm nervous as to whether or not I'd truly be happy there. I love having fun, meeting new people, partying (although I'm not the greatest dancer...working on that though) and being social, but I also want an intellectually stimulating environment where I can debate about politics or books read in class. I'm also willing to fight for what I want but I'm not looking for a hard-core, cutthroat environment. Now that I've described myself, do you honestly think Howard and I would be a match? Does it have the diversity of people I'm looking for?

In my experience, HBCUs are majority people of African descent. However, we are very different and diverse in terms of cultures, personalities, likes, and dislikes. Therefore, I think you will find some interesting lifelong friends at Howard University. In addition, Howard is located in D.C., which I am sure you will have opportunities to network with a diverse group of individuals, professionally and personally. Best wishes with your future endeavors.

 

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NeoSoulBrotha replied on 01-26-2010 06:47PM [Reply]

HBCUs attract students from all backgrounds, so you'll have no problem finding friends who share your interests. As a matter of fact, I think that one of the best experiences is finding out that there are other people just like you.

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jordanhgns replied on 01-26-2010 09:50PM [Reply]
Wow you and I are exactly alike. If i go to Howard this fall we need to be meet each other. By the way what are you trying to major in. Because I am trying to figure out if i am going to Howard or Hampton, I think Howard is a better fit for me but my mom wants me to go to Hampton really bad, probably because she went there. 
Anyways I think Howard would be a good fit for you. Since i think it will be a good fit for me since you descriptions sounds like me.
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Daisa replied on 02-27-2010 02:39AM [Reply]

join the howard university class of 2014 page on facebook and meet some possible future peers. everyone is very nice and there are tons of people to fit in with.

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WhateverHU 24 from ATL, WY replied on 03-05-2010 02:57PM [Reply]

"potentialhowardite" wrote:
So I'm a potential c/o '14er who's recently been accepted to Howard. I'm going to visit in a few weeks and then I'll more than likely attend the accepted students day. Howard's one of my top choices but I've heard so many mixed reviews about the school so I'm eager to form an opinion of my own. I'd consider myself fairly outgoing, sociable and for the most part pretty confident (of course I have the usual insecurities of a teenage guy). I guess some would describe me as quirky or preppy. I've grown up in a predominantly white area for all of my life and my parents have managed to help me find some balance in my life (I'm always around relatives and close family friends, I'm enrolled in Jack and Jill, we've met people within the community). I'm really eager to be around more like-minded people who look like me. I've heard that I'll find what I'm looking for at Howard but I'm nervous as to whether or not I'd truly be happy there. I love having fun, meeting new people, partying (although I'm not the greatest dancer...working on that though) and being social, but I also want an intellectually stimulating environment where I can debate about politics or books read in class. I'm also willing to fight for what I want but I'm not looking for a hard-core, cutthroat environment. Now that I've described myself, do you honestly think Howard and I would be a match? Does it have the diversity of people I'm looking for?

There are other HU students just like you....just because an HBCU has a majority black enrollment doesnt mean everyone grew up around black people all of their lives.

I think you will fit it very well. HU has all types of people from various backgrounds. 0

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cityscape511 from On Top of the World, SD replied on 06-29-2010 05:38PM [Reply]
I am a rising Senior and I've been eyeing HU since the 8th grade but i've read so many reviews that say different things I'm skeptical that Howard is really for me ...I'm looking for a school where I can get a well-rounded experience not just preprofessional training and good parties...(although those are a plus) an intellectual school where people can learn from each other. in a review someone that goes there said "The experience I've gotten from Howard has been inspiring yet disappointing...a large segment of Howard students perpetuate Black stereotypes. I've heard some opinions expressed in classes which have no factual basis and are pretty ignorant and uninformed...The preprofessionalism spills over to the mindset of the students. You will find classmates asking 'What can you do with your degree?' rather than 'What are you reading?'...I would say if you want classmates who talk about texts outside of class and who are passionate about human rights, you will feel out of place because most of the people here are about fashion, dating, and money." Is this true? Please help me!
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