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

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
640
25th
580
75th
620
25th
550
75th
28
25th
22
75th
26
25th
20
75th
26
25th
22
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undergraduateRatios

30%

male

70%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

38%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,398
Declined 14,927
Total Received 24,325
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Private

6,801

undergraduate students

3,030

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 9,831
Established in 1867
Coeducational Coeducational
Historically Black college/university yes

Social Networks

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

Howard University
2400 Sixth Street, NW
Washington, DC
20059

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
77%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
28%
Top 1/4
35%
Top 1/2
91%
Bottom 1/2
9%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
640
25th
580
75th
620
25th
550
75th
28
25th
22
75th
26
25th
20
75th
26
25th
22

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (final deadline) February 15
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Very Selective

38%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,398
Declined 14,927
Total Received 24,325

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-prepatory program

Recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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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/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

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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Financial Aid

91%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$20,237

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $26,464
Room & board $15,650
Additional fees $1,976
Books & supplies $1,900
Total $45,990
Average Financial Aid - $20,237
Total with Avg. Aid $25,753

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $14,580,318
State $126,526
Institutional $47,035,017
Other external
Total $61,741,861

Non-need-based

Federal $317,091
State
Institutional $44,986,984
Other external
Total $45,304,075
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 433-3243
F: 202 806-2818
finaid@howard.edu

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Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Basketball
Bowling
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, bowling, soccer, softball, table tennis, tae kwon do

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
African Studies.
African-American/Black Studies.
Anatomy.
Architecture.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General.
Biochemistry.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other.
Chemical Engineering.
Chemistry, General.
Civil Engineering, General.
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other.
Communication and Media Studies, Other.
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer Science.
Counseling Psychology.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Divinity/Ministry.
Economics, General.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Educational Psychology.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
English Language and Literature, General.
Film/Cinema/Media Studies.
Finance, General.
French Language and Literature.
General Studies.
Genetics, General.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
History, General.
Human Development and Family Studies, General.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
Management Information Systems, General.
Marketing, Other.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist.
Microbiology, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music, General.
Nutrition Sciences.
Occupational Therapy/Therapist.
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology, Other.
Pharmacology.
Philosophy.
Physics, General.
Physiology, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration.
Public Health, General.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
School Psychology.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, Other.
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management.
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Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

9,831

total students

1%

in-state

99%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

69%

6,801
students

Female
70%
4,779

Male
30%
2,022

31%

3,030
students

Female
64%
1,950

Male
36%
1,080

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

6,429
students

Female
71%
4,567

Male
29%
1,862

5%

372
students

Female
57%
212

Male
43%
160

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
71%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
1%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

2%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

65

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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