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Howard University

Washington, DC

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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 NW
Washington, DC  20059
United States
Contact Mrs. LaTrice Byam
Executive Director of Admissions and Registrar
Email: latrice.byam@howard.edu
Phone: 202-806-2702
Fax: 202-806-4467

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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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Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Microbiology, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services, Other Checkmark
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Hospitality Administration/management, General Checkmark
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Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Management Information Systems And Services, Other Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Communication And Media Studies, Other Checkmark
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Systems Security/auditing/information Assurance Checkmark
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Education Associate Bachelors
Counselor Education/school Counseling And Guidance Services Checkmark
Education, General Checkmark
Educational Leadership And Administration, General Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
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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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Foods, Nutrition, And Wellness Studies, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Communication Disorders Sciences And Services, Other Checkmark
Dental Hygiene/hygienist Checkmark
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Health And Medical Administrative Services, Other Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, And Kinesiology, Other Checkmark
Sports, Kinesiology, And Physical Education/fitness, General Checkmark
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Chemistry, General Checkmark
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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
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
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Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Ceramic Arts And Ceramics Checkmark
Dance, General Checkmark
Design And Applied Arts, Other Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Fashion/apparel Design Checkmark
Film/cinema/media Studies Checkmark
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Music, General Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

21,006
Applied
7,578
Accepted
6,526
Enrolled
36%
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Female Admissions

14,934
Females Applied
5,516
Females Accepted
37%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

6,072
Males Applied
2,062
Males Accepted
34%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

45
Application Fee
3.59
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations
Other requirements exist (see below)
Recommended Other requirements may exist (see below)
Other requirements: Standardized test scores required; campus visit recommended

Application Deadlines

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

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 615 580 650
SAT Math 597 550 630
ACT Composite 25 22 27

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

26,464
Private
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Fees

1,976
Full-time student fees
12,380
Room & board
9,030
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees
Alumni

Financial Aid

22,591
Avg. Financial Aid Package
26,445
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
29,877
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,233
Avg. Loan Aid
29,709
Avg. Grant Aid
9,124
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
2%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

6,526
Total Undergrad students
5%
International Students
98%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.25%
Black or African American 72.81%
White or Caucasian 1.06%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.68%
Asian 1.06%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.25%
Two or more races 3.31%
Other 8.88%

Gender

Male (29.11%)
Female (70.89%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 78%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming, Bison Week and Spring Fest

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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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
Football No Division 1B Checkmark
Golf Checkmark No No
Lacrosse No No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis No Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
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Bowling No Checkmark Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf Checkmark No No
Lacrosse No Checkmark Checkmark
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Softball No Checkmark Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis No Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
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Water Polo Checkmark No No

Faculty

1,114
Total Faculty
10:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 892
Part-time - 222
Male - 588
Female - 526
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