Howard University is a historically black university in Washington, D.C. that was founded in 1867. The school boasts outstanding academics and has had many famous alumni, including politicians like Thurgood Marshall, who was the first African American Supreme Court justice; and Oprah Winfrey, a media mogul and talk show host.
The best academic programs at Howard are education, health sciences and psychology. The campus experience includes an active Greek system with fraternities and sororities that have served as incubators for political activism on campus; the student government also tends to be very involved in political issues affecting students' lives off-campus as well as on-campus events like concerts or parties held by student groups.
Most students live off campus with their families nearby or farther away from campus depending on how long it takes them to get there every day via public transportation (the Metro). Being located near the U Street corridor means there's plenty of nightlife within walking distance so long as you feel comfortable being around crowds after dark and even if not, there are always taxis around should something happen while walking home late at night.
Howard University is a private university in Washington, D.C., known for its excellent programs in the humanities and social sciences. The school offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and a doctoral degree program through the College of Arts and Sciences or the Graduate School of Education & Human Development. The student body consists of more than 12,000 undergraduate students and 4,500 graduate students from all 50 states and over 100 countries who are encouraged to be active members of Howard's community through organizations.