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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
African Studies Checkmark
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Microbiology, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Management Information Systems And Services, Other Checkmark
Management Information Systems, General Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs, Other Checkmark
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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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Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Human Development And Family Studies, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist Checkmark
Communication Disorders Sciences And Services, Other Checkmark
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Medical Radiologic Technology/science - Radiation Therapist 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
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General Checkmark
Nutrition Sciences Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, And Kinesiology, Other Checkmark
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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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Economics, General Checkmark
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Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

29,396
Applied
10,362
Accepted
8,964
Enrolled
35%
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Female Admissions

21,058
Females Applied
7,488
Females Accepted
36%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

8,338
Males Applied
2,874
Males Accepted
34%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

45
Application Fee
3.66
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 April 15th
Early decision plan Not reported December 18th
Other early decision plan November 1st December 18th
Transfer April 8th Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 611 550 650
SAT Math 593 530 640
ACT Composite 25 21 26

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

30,584
Private
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Fees

466
Full-time student fees
15,580
Room & board
10,262
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

Financial Aid

23,795
Avg. Financial Aid Package
22,925
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
24,571
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,070
Avg. Loan Aid
12,253
Avg. Grant Aid
12,351
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
61.2%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
29%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

8,964
Total Undergrad students
3%
International Students
98%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.61%
Black or African American 67.45%
White or Caucasian 0.31%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.52%
Asian 4.34%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.24%
Two or more races 4.48%
Other 11.74%

Gender

Male (27.97%)
Female (72.03%)

Campus Life

Housing

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

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
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark Division 1 No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
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Golf Checkmark Division 1 No
Indoor Track Checkmark Division 1 No
Lacrosse No No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
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Volleyball No No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling No No Checkmark
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 No
Indoor Track Checkmark Division 1 No
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Water Polo Checkmark No No

Faculty

1,188
Total Faculty
13:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 877
Part-time - 311
Male - 618
Female - 570
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