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Howard University

Washington, District Of Columbia

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Overview

Student Population
10,859
Howard University overview
Location Washington, District Of Columbia
Online howard.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Howard University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Washington, District Of Columbia, Howard University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 24,325 prospective students applied, and 9,398 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,360 enrolled in the school.  10,050 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 809 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $26,464 plus fees of $1,976. Howard is ranked 206 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Howard University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.
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Ratings

7/10
Overall
8/10
Academics
9/10
Resources
6/10
Outcomes
9/10
Value

Howard is rated within the top 33% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Getting In

Admission Standards
Challenging
Howard University overview
SAT 1130/1260
ACT 22/26
GPA 3.6
Applications Accepted
38.6% 
Howard University overview
Applications Due Feb 15, 2023
Applicant Competition High
Application Fee $45

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$26,464
Costs for Howard University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,900
Other Fees$1,976
Room and Board $15,650
Budget for Other Expenses$3,260
Total One Year Cost$49,250

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$51,800 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
63% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Howard University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 20%
Communication 20%
Social Sciences 12%
Biology 10%
Psychology 9%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=131520 IPEDS survey data for Howard University.

Current students may use the Howard University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.