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How hard is it to get into Howard and can I get accepted? The school has a 36% acceptance rate ranking it #4 in District Of Columbia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,578 out of 21,006 applicants were admitted making Howard a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 36 percent. Howard University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||580|
|SAT Math 25th||550|
|SAT Composite 25th||1130|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||650|
|SAT Math 75th||630|
|SAT Composite 75th||1280|
|Average SAT Score||1210|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Howard University?
Howard University typically requires applicants to be in the top 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1050. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in District Of Columbia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 75 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1280 and Above||Good||>49%|
|1205 to 1280||Avg +||36%-49%|
|1130 to 1205||Avg -||25%-36%|
|1055 to 1130||Reach||16%-25%|
|Less than 1055||Low||<16%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||20|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||28|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||27|
|Average ACT Score||24|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Howard?
Admission data indicates that Howard regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in District Of Columbia for highest average ACT composite score. 42 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Howard University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|27 and Above||Good||>52%|
|24 to 27||Avg +||36%-52%|
|22 to 24||Avg -||27%-36%|
|20 to 22||Reach||19%-27%|
|Less than 20||Low||<19%|
What GPA do you need to get into Howard University?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Howard. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Howard University was 3.54 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #4 in District Of Columbia for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Howard will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.54 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||26%||24%||25%|
The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 15, 2021.
What are the requirements for admission to Howard University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=131520 IPEDS survey data for Howard University.
75% of students submit their SAT scores to Howard. 42% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
36% of those who apply are granted admission to Howard. Admission competition is high and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1130 and 1280. 75% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 27. 42% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.