B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C-
Howard University is ...
Private not-for-profit, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Address
2400 Sixth St NW
Washington, DC 20059
Website

Howard University Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
48%
SAT Range
990-1220
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Howard University

Cost

Net Price
$22,337/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,277/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,538/ year
  • $49-75k
    $29,290/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,940/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,042/ year

Academics

Professors
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
36%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.188 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.188 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,513Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 118 responses
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  • Very fun but goal oriented
    30%
  • "Work hard, play hard" mentality
    26%
  • All of the above
    14%
  • Average student that enjoys a good "turn up"/party
    9%
  • All the above, never average.. turn up w/ a 3.97
    8%
  • On their grind
    7%
  • Very enlightened individual
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
69%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.261 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.316 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 122 responses
Report
  • Great experience
    25%
  • Couldn't imagine being anywhere else
    16%
  • Different
    11%
  • Howard is definitely interesting. ;)
    8%
  • Interesting
    7%
  • Wonderful experience but not worth the debt
    7%
  • I wouldn't change it for anything
    7%

After Howard University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
47%
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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Howard University Reviews

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I love Howard! My first year at this university was full of challenges academically and socially, which have helped me to grow into a stronger person. I've made many friends at Howard and I see them lasting a lifetime. They say that this is a party school, but Howard is what you make it. You can go to parties every weekend, or you may never go to any!

While there are those students who never go to class, there are also students who take academics very seriously and have high GPAs. Howard is full of versatile and talented students.

A common complaint is that there is a large proportion of female students. I would not let this deter me from attending HU because the women here are AWESOME. You CAN find a bison guy.

I give my school 4 stars instead of 5 because there are areas that can be improved such as, a more transparent administration, better facilities, and handling sexual assault reports better.
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I love the academics and the black excellence that exist at my university. But like most HBCU's it is very hard to receive money from this school if you don't qualify for a scholarship as a freshmen coming in. I would love to see more scholarships set up for all class levels, and a better, more concerned financial aid department. Basically your typical HBCU problems, but I love Howard!
HU greek life is very important if you are interested in joining. Being apart of a fraternity or a sorority is huge responsibility because of the historical influence of black greeks on HU's campus. In fact, most black greeks were founded on Howard University's campus (Note: All greek organizations on HU's campus are black greeks). I think that if you are interested in pledging at Howard University you should definitely go for it! However, beware! Greek organizations are very selective and are very difficult to join. I must say that even though the influence of greeks are extreme on HU's campus, there is no pressure to join a fraternity or sorority if you do not want to.