Howard University

Address:
2400 Sixth St NW, Washington, DC 20059-0001
Phone:
202-806-6100
Website:
http://www.howard.edu
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About Howard University

Howard University is classified as a doctoral-granting university with high research activity. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. 80% or more of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and at least half of undergrad students reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in over half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in the sciences, humanities, social sciences, and medical fields. Professional degree offerings may also be available within other health professions or in other professional fields. According to data for fall enrollment, this institution has a low transfer rate, and at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Fewer than 20% of entering students are undergrad transfer students. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with the majority of students enrolled in undergrad programs. 25-49% of students are enrolled in graduate programs.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate7,176
 Graduate3,397
 Total10,573
GenderFemale68%
 Male32%
Student Age% Under 2569%
 % 25 and Over27%
 % Age Unknown4%
Attendance Type% Full-time91%
 % Part-time9%
Race/Ethnicity% White0.9%
 % Black51.0%
 % Asian1.7%
 % Latino1.1%
 % Native American0.1%
 % Race Unknown40.6%
 % International student5%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingCity
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
ApplicantsTotal9,209
 % Admitted54%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled32%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRequired
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationRequired
 Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT82%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT40%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800660 / 800
 SAT Writing430 / 800660 / 800
 SAT Math440 / 800660 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite20 / 3625 / 36
 ACT English20 / 3627
 ACT Writing / 12 / 12
 ACT Math18 / 3624 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$45
 Graduate Application Fee$45
 In-State Tuition & Fees$18,120
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$18,120
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid91%
 % Undergraduates with Loans86%
 % Undergraduates with Grants62%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,825
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,162
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,020
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$0
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$0

Neighborhood Data for the Washington Area

Median Age34.1
Median Household Income$61,835
Total Population593,955
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total47.3% 52.7%
 Age 0-950.5%49.5%
 Age 10-1750.5%49.5%
 Age 18-2445.2%54.8%
 Age 25-2946.3%53.7%
 Age 30-3948.5%51.5%
 40+47.6%52.4%
Race/Ethnicity% White38.9%
 % Black51.9%
 % Asian3.5%
 % Latino9.0%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Pacific Islander0.1%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.8%

Housing

On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,162
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$1,043
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $5007.4%13.0%9.2%
 $500 to $7499.7%11.7%0.0%
 $750 to $99920.4%21.1%19.1%
 Over $100062.5%54.3%58.8%
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