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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Recommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencies: Recommended
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Rank: Required
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required
Common Application Accepted: Yes

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AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

2400 Sixth St NW Washington, DC 20059-0001
Admissions Phone: (202) 806-2755
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Howard University
  • Located in Washington, DC
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 10,379 students enrolled
  • 54% admitted
  • $23,419 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Nadine-Marie from Gaithersburg, MD
  • Nov-03-2017 I am a current student here

    Always check your BisonWeb account and email: These are 2 sources that will help guide your path at Howard. It will keep you aware of any holds on your account, remaining balances, course schedule, etc. Check your DegreeWorks account prior to registering for classes: Before you meet with your advisor to register, this will show you what remaining classes you need to earn your degree. It is a very useful tool to help you stay on top of your academic plan. ASK FOR HELP: All staff, professors, financial aid agents, advisors, deans, etc., are always available for a student who has a question, needs some guidance, or just needs to talk. If you need something ask for it. You will never regret it.

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  • T - Dallas, TX
  • Dec-22-2016 I am a current student here

    Howard University is a great school! Yes, it is an HBCU but many aren't aware of the fact that many of the students are not even from the United States. It is more culturally diverse than I ever imagined and there is lots of history associated with the school. There are lots of notable alumni (many of which are quite famous). If you wish to attend Howard, or even if you really don't, I would say to take the chance to apply. I honestly did not have plans to attend this school in the beginning, but I changed my mind close to decision day. If you really want to develop a good sense of personal identity or would like to learn skills that will help you in your adult life, this is the place to be. Howard University teaches you how to be persistent and helps you realize your true potential! Also, you will be in Washington, D.C. and you will have lots of time to explore the city! If you plan to travel while you are in college, Howard is the right place to be. There will be many opportunities to travel to different states and countries with Howard (many of which are free), so I would use this opportunity to my advantage if I were you. If you believe this school may be out of reach because of financial purposes, keep your mind open because there are many scholarships available. If you really want these scholarships, you MUST be persistent with the financial aid office. Just know that you're experience at Howard University will be life changing and you will never forget about the great times you had!

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  • alexis from marietta, ga
  • Jul-28-2016 I am a current student here

    join organizations that interest you. that's where you'll meet a lot of your good friends. but make sure to get off campus too, it's extremely easy to get stuck in the howard bubble. also, don't get caught up doing things only to boost your resume or gain clout. do things that feed your spirit and that genuinely made you happy.

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  • there's ups and downs
  • May-18-2016 I am a current student here

    stay on top of all of your stuff. check your bison web holds. check your epay to make sure you don't owe money. a lot of kids got caught up with that, you have to be an adult now. its not howard's responsibility to look out for you, look out or yourself. a lot of people who say they hate it here are typically people who can't keep up. also, a lot of people meet the scholarship requirements but not everyone gets them, keep that in mind, theres only so much they can give out. do not come here if you were offered a full ride somewhere else. its stupid and then all you will do is complain when you can't pay your bill. so unless you're on scholarship, want to take out loans (which a lot of people do), or have another guaranteed way to pay for it in full, do not come here. you won't last a full year that way.

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