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 5,991 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Howard acceptance rate is 32%. Popular majors include Biology, Public Relations, and Political Science and Government. Graduating 62% of students, Howard alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,800.
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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.211 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.211 responses
Most Popular Majors
Public Relations99 Graduates
Political Science and Government86 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching64 Graduates
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies48 Graduates
Information Science34 Graduates
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- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.284 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.339 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.123 responses
Howard University Reviews
My experience at Howard University was overall great. I was a student-athlete, so I didn't get the full experience of just being a student but I still had a lot of fun. The party life was great my freshman year and the professors I had were very relatable. I mainly hung around my track teammates and would spend a good chunk of my time at practice, getting treatment, or traveling for meets. This would be tough to balance with school at times, but I was able to maintain a stellar GPA during my matriculation. Some weekends, I would go to parties, kickbacks, or just explore DC. Homecoming was always the best time of the year; I'll definitely come back as am alum! Most of all, my favorite part about Howard was the camaraderie and diversity. I was surrounded by bright, ambitious people who looked just like me. I was inspired by students here because their aspirations and goals in life were high, just like mine. I made so many connections and friendships that I know will last a lifetime.
The atmosphere is GREAT! The enriching culture is unmatched. It is wonderful to be surrounded with intelligent minorities like myself, both peers and professors. The only down fall is the administration and some non teaching faculty (i.e: financial aid, registar, etc). The sometimes seem like they do not care or know what they are doing, which can hinder a student's experience at Howard (especially academically).
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