How did she pay the deposit? If by check, she could always cancel. I'd take Howard over Case. As for keeping living costs low in DC, tell her to get two-bedroom and a roomie. I have some ideas for higher education financing. Look for the details in the near future when my campaign kicks into high gear.
Also, I am famously handsome. If your friend is above an 8.5, tell her she can work on my campaign.
Hey George, she paid by money order ( I don't think Howard accepts checks). Lol, what's your definition of an 8.5?
Your roommate should also not be decieved that she will find a man at HUSL b/c for every fine man, there are nearly three women (two of whom probably have the same intention) from whom that man can choose. It seems a tad bit silly to choose a professional school based on the men. If she's serious about school, she might not have enough time to focus on them anyway
Additionally, the HBCU experience is very different in grad/professional school than it is in UG. I went to an HBCU for UG (I actually decided on it b/c of cute guys - and a full ride - but that was a choice I made when I was 18 and trying to have fun, not when I was older and trying to get a high paying job) and I took some courses at one for a year of post-graduate work. It definitely was NOT the same. There are things about HBCU's that are cool in UG that very quickly become irksome in post-graduate life. I loved every minute of UG, but nearly slapped the mess out of some administrators - and teachers -in grad school for not being professional and acting like education was a game.
HU seems like a great school and the students, faculty and staff seem committed to being stellar, so I'm not trying to dissaude her from going to HUSL, but I do believe that she should do whatever her heart - and head - is telling her. Do me a favor though, please tell her that she should be very serious about this choice and avoid making decisions based on stuff like the looks of her potential classmates
P.S. -- Technically, living "on campus" at HUSL is living "off campus" because the school has no housing on the site. The "on campus" housing is located at the undergraduate school located a few miles away from the law school.
Hey Inquirer. I was just joking at the end about her going to HUSL just for the men (it's been a running joke b/w us and I should've maybe left it alone). She wants to have some fun, but she's a pretty serious student and wants a successful career. We both realize that the intensity of law school will diminish the hbcu experience to an extent. I think I should clarify what I mean by hbcu experience: I realize that she won't get to have the hbcu undergrad experience, but she'll enjoy Howard for the simple fact that there are black people in abundance. At our undergrad, you pretty much get excited if there's any social function with even a large number of blacks attending. In many of our classes, we're one of a handful of black students or even the only one (including classes that focus on African-American studies). I just think that Howard would be good for her in regards to a level of comfort that we haven't experienced before.