Howard University

Washington, District Of Columbia

Howard University Overview

Student population

Address2400 Sixth St NW
Washington, DC
School Websitewww.howard.edu
School TypePrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size

Large

StatusPrivate not-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

Howard University is a mid-size private not-for-profit, 4-year college based in Washington, District Of Columbia that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 20,946 students applied to Howard University. Of those students, 6,617 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Howard University was $24,966, in addition to fees of $1,790. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Howard University.

Howard University has a 62% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Howard University Requirements

Academic standards

Moderate

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The Howard University acceptance rate is 32%. To put this into perspective, 6,617 of the 20,946 students who applied to Howard University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Howard University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Howard University had an SAT score between the range of 1,140 and 1,285. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Howard University was between 22 and 27 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to Howard University as part of their application.

Howard University Cost

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Howard University, the tuition for in-state residents is $24,966. Combined with fees of $1,790, room and board costs of $13,895, other expenses of $2,500 and the $1,500 cost of books and supplies.

Out-of-state students can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $26,756 in tuition.

Students at Howard University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Howard University was $5,079 last year, with 49% of students being awarded federal aid.

Howard University Student Life

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio10:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Howard University.

Howard University has a good gender split, with 69% of undergraduates being female and 31% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are out-of-state residents; in fact, 97% of all students reside out-of-state. However, 1% of students come from in-state and 2% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Howard University is 10:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need to thrive in your studies.

Howard University Popular Majors and Programs

HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
SOCIAL SCIENCES
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES
PSYCHOLOGY
ENGINEERING
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, FITNESS, AND KINESIOLOGY

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