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
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
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Evening Degree Programs
- 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.203 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.203 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
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.276 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.331 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.123 responses
Howard University Reviews
I am a freshman at Howard University. I love it so much. It has already taught me so much not only in the classroom, but outside of the classroom as well.I love the surrounding DC environment because it offers diversity and fun. I love my on campus dorm and it is close to my classes. Howard University is a place you come to grow and gain knowledge on who you are and find who you want to be. I would recommend this school to everyone and anyone if I could! It is like a big family. The networking oppurtunities are endless. I love the culture because it is very rich and diverse. I am always meeting new people from so many places around the world. I have had good experiences thus far with all of my professors. I can tell they really want me to succeed and be the best that I can. Often, my parents ask me if I made the right decision. I am absolutely sure that I did and I could not be happier to have chosen to attend Howard University.
Based off of my experience just like everything in life I believe things comes with its ups and downs. Howard university has opened my eyes to new aspects of life that I never really considered. This insight from my experiences have help me to grow into the person I am today. Having to endure my personal trials and tribulations and ultimately moving in victory. Knowing that I am capable of more as I discover more in myself. Yes Howard’s has many amenities and features that is pleasing and offer many aesthetics for our image. However, after venturing through the past several years I see that it’s more beyond the surface which makes this school that much more amazing. Through all of my complaining I honestly couldn’t see my self anywhere else.
Howard culture is unmatched! However, your success here really depends on how well you can navigate the administration and poor professors.