11th grader Dejanah Lorthe reports from Howard University on the spring break college tour


Howard University is an HBCU filled with many opportunities and is one of the most diverse colleges in the United States. Founded in 1867, by Oliver Otis Howard, the predominantly African American school has six schools that comprise various majors like biology, communications, Afro-American studies, and chemical engineering. To get into this prestigious university, you must have a weighted GPA of a 3.2 or higher and have at least a score of 1080 on the SATs and a 24 on the ACT. Tuition for Howard is $40,000 a year. This fee includes boom, board, and most of the other expenses on campus. When applying to Howard University, you are entered into a scholarship pool to determine if you're qualified for receive funds to go the school. Howard University believes cultivating community is important and they want individuals who are willing to give back. It's best to start getting involved within your community and in your high school.

Campus life at Howard is usually live with music, step shows, parties, and special events as well. "The Yard" is the hangout spot for all students where most of the fun happens. One fun fact about Howard University is the rapper, and entrepreneur P. Diddy attended Howard but did not graduate. Howard University is a school where \ you can find who you really are, and it's also a place that I can call home within the next year. Visiting this particular school made me fall deeper in love with it, and it motivated me to continue to push harder in high school and to strive only for greatness and never settle for average.

Dejanah Lorthe
11th Grade Brien McMahon