Howard is an above-average private university located in Washington, D.C. As a historically black college, Howard has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,090 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Howard acceptance rate is 41%. Popular majors include Biology, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, and Communications. Graduating 63% of students, Howard alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,800.
NCAA Division I-FCS
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.187 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.208 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.208 responses
Most Popular Majors
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching137 Graduates
Political Science and Government92 Graduates
Broadcast Journalism63 Graduates
Business Support Services59 Graduates
Healthcare Management43 Graduates
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- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.281 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.336 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.123 responses
Howard University Reviews
Howard wasn’t my first choice, at all! But now that I am here and I am experiencing it. I’m glad that I decided to go here. Howard not only surpassed my expectations but also gave me a new insight into hbcu’s. Yes there’s certain areas Howard’s administration could approve on but for the amount of student here Howard is doing a pretty decent job. I am proud to be apart of this institute and can’t wait to be an alum. Class of 2023
Attending Howard University has been a blessing. The atmosphere is incredible. You would be impressed by the excellence that is displayed all throughout campus. But what really makes Howard stay out is its outstanding drive for its students to be great being themselves. There are so many who have started their own school organizations or have just brought change through the city and nationwide. I've become so much more involved with political, environmental, and personal issues that I would usually just pass over. However, there are a few areas that Howard needs improvement, such as, freshman housing, admission/financial availability, and their disbursement of money. The experience would be even better if students weren't so stressed out due to the poor university to student relationship. Let's not talk down on them too much. I'm happy I choose to attend Howard University.
What I love about Howard University is that it is an HBCU whose student body is dedicated to their educational and academic success. The motto is "Excellent in truth and service" for a reason because that's truly what the students here embody. Mostly everyone who attends this university made this their first choice. With the student body being predominantly Black, that's also a reason most of the students are here to be able to connect with someone who relates to them because a lot of students didn't have that opportunities in high school. Howard, however, does have its faults when it comes to taking their time to process information, and so on. However, it is based in its community. Through outreach, networking, and forming alliances with one another to stay connected and make this a better experience with one another, that makes an even better college experience.