Howard University is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "considered but not required". If you do elect to submit your SAT scores, the following information is helpful to understand how you compare with other applicants.
The average composite SAT score for admitted Howard University freshman is 1185 out of 1600. For perspective, a 1185 is in the 74th percentile of all SAT test takers.
The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1080 to 1290. The 75th percentile score is 1290 while the 25th percentile score is 1080.
The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by Howard but we estimate it to be around a 970 total composite SAT score.
The average score for Howard students on the math portion of the SAT is 585 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 530 and the 75th percentile score 640.
The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 550 to 650 and the average score for Howard University students is 600.
Below are estimated chances of being accepted at Howard University based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 35.2%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.66.
An SAT score of 1290 or higher is very competitive at Howard and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. You have an above average chance of acceptance, around 51% or higher.
Scores between 1190 to 1280 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. While scores in this range are higher than many who apply, admission is very competitive. The estimated chance of getting in is around 36% to 49%.
SAT scores between 1080 to 1180 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 22% to 34% percent chance of being admitted.
SAT scores from 970 to 1070 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 21% chance of admission to Howard. SAT scores below 970 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class
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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.