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Howard University

2400 Sixth St NW, Washington, DC

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Howard University is a nonprofit private historically black institution located in Washington, District Of Columbia. Many historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were founded after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. Howard University has a yearly student enrollment of over 10,000.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Public Administration And Social Services
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences

The admissions process will begin with the submission of an application, transcripts, and test scores, which are then reviewed by the admissions committee. A SAT or ACT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores within the range of 1410 - 1720 for the SAT exam and in a range of 20 - 25 for the ACT exam is common among students accepted to Howard University. Approximately 50 percent of all applicant were accepted at Howard University, with 31 percent of those accepted choosing to enroll. More information from the admissions office can be found at howard.edu.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is nearly $22,000 annually. Tuition prices may change for any number of reasons, and therefore students should visit the school's net price calculator to understand their personalized cost estimate of attendance. Housing may be available for students who wish to live on-campus at an estimated cost of $13,000 each year. Howard University may provide financial aid for students that are eligible in the form of grants and loans.

Athletic programs are available at Howard University through the NCAA, allowing students to compete in intercollegiate sports. Athletic programs available may include the following:

  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-AA)

For a complete list of areas of study, programs, enrollment information, admissions information, and more, please take a look at the school's website at http://www.howard.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the students Howard University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Howard University is around 10,000 students, with undergraduate students making up about 69% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $23,000-$27,000 per year
  • For part-time students, charges are between $980-$1,200 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid89%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships84%$22,687
Receiving Student Loans89%$6,416
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Howard University may offer services to students including:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Howard University is around 61%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years40%
Graduating in 5 Years16%
Graduating in 6 Years5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Dental Hygienist Program
  • Coordinated Dietetics Program
  • Law Program
  • Medical (M.D.) Program
  • Music Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics Program
  • Pediatric Dentistry Program
  • Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) Program
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
  • Theatre Program
  • Theology (Ministry) Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Howard University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
  • Track and Field (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
  • Football (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Bowling
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Howard University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Architecture

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Theology and Religious Vocations

Visual and Performing Arts

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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Howard University for official up-to-date information.

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
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FINANCIAL AID RATE
89%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
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DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
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FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
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