Howard University

Washington, DC

Howard University

Washington, DC

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Tuition & Fees

$28,440

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
54%
500-599
37%
400-499
0
700-800
7%
600-699
36%
500-599
53%
400-499
2%
30-36
8%
24-29
50%
18-23
40%
12-17
0
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undergraduateRatios

29%

male

71%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

36%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,578
Declined 13,428
Total Received 21,006
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Private

6,526

undergraduate students

2,873

graduate students

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School Facts

Howard University, founded in 1867, is a private doctoral/research-extensive institution with 13 schools and colleges: the Graduate School; the Schools of Business, Communications, Divinity, Education, Law, and Social Work; and the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Dentistry, Engineering and Architecture, Medicine, and Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences. Its 89-acre campus is located in the North West section of Washington, DC.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 9,399
Established in 1867
Coeducational Coeducational
Historically Black college/university yes

89-acre main campus in Washington, DC (population: 693,972); branch campuses in Beltsville and Silver Springs. Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to some off-campus university housing. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Washington
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Reagan National

Howard University
2400 Sixth Street, NW
Washington, DC
20059

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
78%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Howard University Student Association
  • Undergraduate Student Assembly
  • Campus Pals
  • International Student Organization
  • Entrepreneurial Society, Howard University

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Bison Week
  • Spring Fest
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • security lighting

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
28%
Top 1/4
35%
Top 1/2
92%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
54%
500-599
37%
400-499
0
700-800
7%
600-699
36%
500-599
53%
400-499
2%
30-36
8%
24-29
50%
18-23
40%
12-17
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $45
Application deadline February 15
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.59

Very Selective

36%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,578
Declined 13,428
Total Received 21,006

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

character/personal qualities

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
application essay
first generation
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 39
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

99%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,555

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $26,464
Room & board $12,380
Additional fees $1,976
Books & supplies $1,900
Total $42,720
Average Financial Aid - $5,555
Total with Avg. Aid $37,165
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for children of alumni yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-country running
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
African-American/Black Studies
Anatomy
Anthropology
Architecture
Art Therapy/Therapist
Art/Art Studies, General
Astronomy
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration and Management, General
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Design and Applied Arts, Other
Drama Therapy
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
English Language and Literature, General
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
Fashion/Apparel Design
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Finance, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
History, General
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician
Information Science/Studies
Insurance
Interior Design
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Economics
Journalism
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Music, General
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Physician Assistant
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Radio and Television
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Russian Language and Literature
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

9,399

total students

2%

in-state

98%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

69%

6,526
students

Female
71%
4,626

Male
29%
1,900

31%

2,873
students

Female
64%
1,851

Male
36%
1,022

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

6,269
students

Female
72%
4,472

Male
28%
1,797

4%

257
students

Female
60%
154

Male
40%
103

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 86%
Student 4 year graduation rate 52%
Student 5 year graduation rate 11%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
72%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
1%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

210

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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