Howard University

Howard University

Washington, DC
location
Private
type
Urban
setting
67%
33%
student ratio
6,883
total students
Tuition Cost $24,122 | $24,122
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $14,601
February 15
fall application deadline
49%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
Not
Reported
sat math
Not
Reported
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
24
act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Architecture
    • Architecture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • African American/Black Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Anatomy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hotel/Motel Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Insurance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Broadcast Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Radio and Television
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Kindergarten/Preschool Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Civil Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Family and Consumer Economics Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Art Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dental Hygiene
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Drama Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Occupational Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pharmacy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physician Assistant
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Police Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Science technologies
    • Industrial Radiologic Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Design and Applied Arts Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fashion/Apparel Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Interior Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

49% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied15,163
    • Accepted7,436
    • Acceptance Rate49%
    • Enrolled6,883
    • Female Applicants10,427
    • Females Accepted5,115
    • Female Acceptance Rate49%
    • Male Applicants4,736
    • Males Accepted2,321
    • Male Acceptance Rate49%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $45
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.33
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 15th April 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer April 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading
    • SAT Math
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 24 21 27
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$24,122
    • Out-of-state tuition *$24,122
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,575
    • Room and board *$13,504
    • Room only *$8,942
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNot Reported
    • Tuition pre-payment planNot Reported
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$14,601
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$14,968
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$27,384
    • Average Loan Aid:$4,184
    • Average Grant Aid:$27,095
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$8,264
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:97%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 62%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 7%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students6,883
    • Male Student Percentage33%
    • Female Student Percentage67%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino.46%
    • Black or African American90.31%
    • White or Caucasian1.8%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.73%
    • Asian1.35%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.15%
    • Two or more races%
    • Unknown or International Student%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout5.2% representing 41 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students95.6% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 56%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Howard University Student Association, Undergraduate Student Assembly, Campus Pals, International Student Organization, Entrepreneurial Society, Howard University
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other security lighting

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball Yes Yes Yes
    • Bowling No No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Football Yes Division B Yes
    • Lacrosse No No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball No No No
    • Swimming Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball Yes Yes Yes
    • Bowling No Yes Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Football No No No
    • Lacrosse No Yes Yes
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes Yes No
    • Swimming Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Volleyball Yes Yes Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty1,520
    • Full-time Percentage76%
    • Part-time Percentage24%
    • Female Percentage45%
    • Male Percentage55%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio10:1 or 9,026 students to 902 faculty

Location & Contact

2400 Sixth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20059-0002
USA

Tammy McCants

Associate Director of Admissions

Phone: 202-806-2763
Fax: 202-806-4465
Email: admission@howard.edu

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