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Howard University
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  • 4 Year
  • WASHINGTON, DC

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade C minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade A+
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade A
  9. Dorms
    grade D+
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade C

editorial

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 7,497 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Howard acceptance rate is 39%. Popular majors include Biology, Political Science and Government, and Public Relations. Graduating 64% of students, Howard alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,800.

About

2400 SIXTH ST NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20059
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

Howard University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Howard Admissions

Acceptance Rate
39%
Application Deadline
February 15
SAT Range
1130-1260
ACT Range
22-26
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$23,233 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$22,738 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
65%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 187 responses
38%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 215 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 215 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    36%
  • On Campus
    64%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,497 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
360
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 144 responses
  • "Work hard, play hard" mentality
    30%
  • Very fun but goal oriented
    26%
  • All of the above
    13%
  • All the above, never average.. turn up w/ a 3.97
    10%
  • Average student that enjoys a good "turn up"/party
    8%
  • On their grind
    7%
  • Very enlightened individual
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
68%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 288 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 343 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 149 responses
  • Great experience
    26%
  • Couldn't imagine being anywhere else
    20%
  • Different
    9%
  • Howard is definitely interesting. ;)
    8%
  • Interesting
    6%
  • I wouldn't change it for anything
    6%
  • Wonderful experience but not worth the debt
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 123 responses

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