6,883
Students
Financial aid thermometer
14,601
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
49
7436/15163
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Howard University is a University institution located in Washington, DC, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 2400 Sixth Street N.W.
Suite 111
Washington, DC  20059
United States
Contact Tammy McCants
Associate Director of Admissions
Email: admission@howard.edu
Phone: 202-806-2763
Fax: 202-806-4465

Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Science Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

15,163
Applied
7,436
Accepted
6,883
Enrolled
49%
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Female Admissions

10,427
Females Applied
5,115
Females Accepted
49%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

4,736
Males Applied
2,321
Males Accepted
49%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

45
Application Fee
3.33
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
Required for some programs 2 recommendations

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen February 15th April 1st
Other early decision plan November 1st December 20th
Transfer April 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 24 21 27

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

24,122
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Fees

1,575
Full-time student fees
13,504
Room & board
8,942
Room only

Financial Aid

14,601
Avg. Financial Aid Package
14,968
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
27,384
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,184
Avg. Loan Aid
27,095
Avg. Grant Aid
8,264
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
97% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
62%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
7%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

6,883
Total undergrad students
5%
International Students
96%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0.46%
Black or African American 90.31%
White or Caucasian 1.8%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.73%
Asian 1.35%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.15%

Gender

Male (32.57%)
Female (67.43%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 56%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming, Spring Black Arts Festival and Residence Hall Week

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Howard University Student Association, Undergraduate Student Assembly, Campus Pals, International Student Organization and Entrepreneurial Society, Howard University

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Other Campus Security & Safety:
security lighting

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
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Bowling No No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
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Lacrosse No No No
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Softball No No No
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Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
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Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football No No No
Lacrosse No Checkmark Checkmark
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Softball Checkmark Checkmark No
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Faculty

1,520
Total Faculty
10:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 1,149
Part-time - 371
Male - 832
Female - 688