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Very Dissappointed at Howard Posted on 01-16-2008

Esviel
philadelphia, PA
HU Represent!!
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Esviel from philadelphia, PA replied on 01-16-2008 09:09PM [Reply]

bison4lyfe!!
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springtime2006 from Cleveland, OH replied on 01-16-2008 09:23PM [Reply]

Congrats on your acceptance letters. It is bad that you went through all that drama with Howard. I think in general all HBCUs lack in that department. All I can say is that it is part of the HBCU Experience. One thing that you fail to realize is that just because you qualify for something doesn't mean that you will recieve it. A lot of people go into job interviews qualified but that doesn't mean that they will be hired. I personally don't know the requirements for Howard's scholarships but I believe they are awarded on a competitive basis. With that said, could it be possible that someone else was awarded the scholarship? Most HBCUs have a limited amount of scholarships to award each year. You shouldn't take that personally. As far as state schools go, of course they will offer more money. For one the Federal govt. gives those schools more fundings in general. Secondly, each school must maintain a certain amount of minorities enrolled in order to continue to recieve funding. So these schools invest a lot of time in recruiting minority students, for their own benefit. They make sure they meet the basic federal requirements each year. I doubt they care how the individual adjusts to college.You need to find out the retention rate of the minority students before you assume that "white people care more about your education."
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theTRUTH replied on 01-16-2008 10:08PM [Reply]
Esviel, It seems like U Penn is a better fit for you. Maybe you should go there...I hope you enjoy it!
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iRep504 replied on 01-17-2008 09:09AM [Reply]
but when I got my admission decision i got a lovely acceptance folder with a letter... I got a scholarship award in a lovely fold out folder with a seal. I also received a pamphlet outlining all of the scholarship information... When I called I was directed to the right people I needed to talk to.... Also Howard COA is around 29,000+ a year which is clearly displayed on the the website... It is a shame that you received such sub par treatment but that is no reason to "tear down" the whole school.
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evy08 replied on 01-17-2008 10:30AM [Reply]
I'm in the same boat as you. I applied EA as well and I was upset that I didn't recieve my letter til mid-January as well. I called up to the Admission office to see about my application about 2,000 times lol They actually got my address wrong so that is why mine arrived late. They also informed me that I'd get another letter to notify me of any scholarships I'd been awarded. I feel you on the whole "Howard shoulda been _______ " but hey, that's how life goes sometimes. You just roll with the punches and do what you have to do in situations like that. I'd suggest call the Office of Admiss. and seeing what you can find out about your scholarship possibilities.
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NeoSoulBrotha from Rosedale, MD replied on 01-17-2008 11:17AM [Reply]

See... shoulda' gone to Hampton... Just kidding, you know I can't miss an opportunity to mess with you Howard folks. LOL it's all love. But seriously, I'm still surprised that HU didn't send you any scholarship / financial aid info. It may be on its way in a separate mailing. I think quite a few schools do it that way. Chances are, you couldn't reach anyone at admissions because there were about 5,000 other freshmen trying to do the exact same thing. Admissions at any school is notoriously hard to reach, especially right after registration packets go out. Give it a chance. I was accepted to Howard; I don't particularly recall having any issues with their admissions process, just already committed to Hampton. Have you visited Penn, or talked to any students there? Both schools are very solid academically. Penn is very highly regarded in corporate America, while Howard has a very powerful network of Black professionals, so these probably balance each other out. Just remember quality of life is important also. If you're not motivated and happy, you won't perform as well in the classroom. As strong as Hampton's business school is, I have to admit that if I had been offered a full scholarship to Wharton, I'd have had a hard time turning it down.
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Phylicia215 replied on 01-17-2008 08:08PM [Reply]
Wow. I think your being a little harsh and very unreasonable. Clearly if you got a full ride to UPenn, an Ivy-League school, you would have one to Howard. Why do they have to tell you all the $$ you would get from them, obviously you would receive that information at a later date, seeing as though you have to recieve a financial aid report from them if you filed your Fafsa.
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C Nels replied on 01-18-2008 08:17AM [Reply]
Most people are disappointed with their sloppy seconds.
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iRep504 replied on 01-18-2008 10:34AM [Reply]
Phylicia215 wrote:
Wow. I think your being a little harsh and very unreasonable. Clearly if you got a full ride to UPenn, an Ivy-League school, you would have one to Howard. Why do they have to tell you all the $$ you would get from them, obviously you would receive that information at a later date, seeing as though you have to recieve a financial aid report from them if you filed your Fafsa.
Just because you meet the qualifications at one school doesn't mean that you are guaranteed awards at every other school...
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