Howard University Overview
Howard University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Washington, District of Columbia. The city atmosphere of Washington makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.
What Is Howard University Known For?
- Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at Howard since the student to facuty ratio is 8 to 1.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Howard.
- In 2017-2018, 78% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Howard makes roughly $49,200 a year. This is 21% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
Howard University Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Howard has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#115||Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Howard.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Howard has earned from around the web.
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|#111||Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing||College Factual|
Where Is Howard University?
Contact details for Howard are given below.
|Address:||2400 Sixth St Nw, Washington, DC 20059-0001|
How Do I Get Into Howard?
You can apply to Howard online at: www2.howard.edu/admission
Admission Requirements for Howard
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Howard?
Approximately 28% of accepted students are men and 72% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 38%, and the acceptance rate for women is 43%.
Average Test Scores
About 65% of students accepted to Howard submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 650. Math scores were between 540 and 640.
Can I Afford Howard University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Howard, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $6,910 a year. That adds up to $27,640 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Howard is 8.0%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Howard University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 2,873 graduate students at the school.
Of the 6,269 full-time undergraduates at Howard, 29% are male and 71% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Howard University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||4,541|
|Hispanic or Latino||399|
District of Columbia students aren't the only ones who study at Howard University. At this time, 36 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 69 countries are represented at Howard. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, and Jamaica.
Online Learning at Howard University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Howard has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 8th most popular in District of Columbia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Howard
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Howard University was 11.1%. This is the #1,256 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Howard regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Howard majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||5%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||3%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Howard ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Howard.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Legal Professions (Other)||#4|
|Business Administration & Management||#408|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Howard University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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