Catholic over Howard anyday... esp. w/$$. If you wouldn't mind going to Cleveland I'd take Case over both of them... but if you really want DC then Catholic has a much better rep.
awww. Cleveland's not that bad. I live in the DC area now, so you can definitely take that into account, but its not crappy. there are things to do and see and cool people esp. if you get to know the neighborhoods. little italy is nice and nearby. i lived on the east side and there are places to hang out. i think anyone of them would be a good choice. i heard that case is not necessarily a good place for black men. but if you talked to black students and they seemed happy, then I would take that into strong consideration. the only thing about i know for sure is that the school is mostly tech nerds, so you might have to leave campus to find parties and stuff.