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Howard University
Howard University 2400 Sixth St NW Washington, DC 20059 Phone: (202) 806-6100
  • General Information
    About Howard University

    Howard University is a comprehensive, research oriented, historically black, private university, providing an educational experience of exceptional quality to students of high academic potential with particular emphasis upon the provision of educational opportunities to promising black students. Further, the University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching and research, committed to the development of distinguished and compassionate graduates and to the quest for solutions to human and social problems in the United States and throughout the world.

    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • General Education Courses
    • Career Services available upon completion
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • 2-4 years certificate
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    • Post-master's certificate
    Campus Setting
    • City: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 9,209
    Percent Admitted 54%
    Men Admitted 54%
    Women Admitted 54%
    Full Time Retention Rate 83%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 470 670
      Math 460 680
      Writing 430 680
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 19 29
      English 18 30
      Math 18 29
      Writing 20 29
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 11,503
    Native American 18.0
    Asian 172.0
    African American 7,495.0
    Hispanic 151.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 6,732
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 2,876

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