In honor of yesterday being Valentine’s Day, I had the opportunity to rave about my university, Howard University and everything that I love about it on Unigo allows students to review their university, in hopes that the information shared will help someone decide if that is the place for them. While I was completing my survey, I fell in love with Howard all over again.

Just like most relationships, sometimes you take your significant other for granted – well in my relationship with Howard, the survey reminded me why I chose this school out of the thousands in the nation. I was forced to think about what makes Howard different and truly answer, ‘Why do you love it so much?”

Honestly my most favorite characteristic is the diversity at Howard. When I was applying for college, I knew that I HAD to go to a diverse school. Although it is an HBCU, just like any other ethnic group in the world, there are still so many different “types” of people within that ethnic group. Sometimes I have to remind myself that I am at an HBCU because the phenotype of my university is not at the forefront of my mind.

My other favorite thing about Howard is the drive and motivation to be successful that is instilled in my fellow student body almost everyday. Being away from home, you don’t necessarily have that constant voice in your ear telling you not to fail and to reach for the stars. Well Howard makes sure to fill that void when you aren’t hearing it from your parents. I have definitely noticed my work ethic skyrocket since my first step on the university’s campus. I love how I am encouraged to be an even better person today, than I was yesterday. I Love You Howard! XOXO Ashley.

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Ashley Williams is a Broadcast Journalism major and Digital Design minor at Howard University. She is a member of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Social Action chair for the NSCS chapter at Howard University. She is a chic geek at heart as she truly enjoys shopping for great deals, and putting different styles together. She enjoys sharing her deals, beauty and fashion secrets with whoever is willing to listen. She is a contributing writer for TalkNerdy2Me and