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Howard University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

10,379 students

54% admitted

  • 9,443 full time
  • 936 part time
  • 3,293 men full time
  • 6,150 women full time
  • 8,794 applied
  • 4,790 admitted
  • 1,494 enrolled

6,921 Undergraduates

$21,450 tuition/year

  • 3,447 Graduates
  • 11 Non-Degree
  • $21,450 in state
  • $1,233 fees
  • $13,460 room & board
  • $3,000 books and supplies

At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Mid East Large City
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Historically Black College or University: HBCU
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Colors: Navy blue, white, and red
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Michael from Algonquin, IL
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  • I micro-niche within a beautifully unique DC community. This University pushes you, disappoints you, then drives you forward to take control of your own destiny. One of the only HBCU…

  • Jun-08-2012 Read More
  • My-Xaviera from Spencerport, NY
  • 0
  • Howard has excellent academics and is the MECCA of all HBCUs. At Howard, students have a voice, a say in what goes on. Organizations at Howard build character and connections…

  • Aug-06-2012 Read More
  • Brittany from Washington, DC
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  • howard university is an amazing school filled with ambitious students. this university helps better prepare their students for succession in today's society. every graduate from howard university will be gladly…

  • Feb-04-2012 Read More
  • Khiana from Newark, NJ
  • 0
  • The perfect place for stars looking to shine. Our stars do not only show up at night. They shine during the good times of our country, contributing to society in…

  • Jun-11-2015 Read More
Mission Statement

The mission of Howard University as a comprehensive, research-oriented, predominantly African-American university is to provide an educational experience of exceptional quality at reasonable cost to students of high academic potential. Particular emphasis is placed upon providing educational opportunities for African-American men and women and for other historically disenfranchised groups. Furthermore, Howard university is dedicated to attracting, sustaining, and developing a cadre of faculty who, through their teaching and research, are committed to producing distinguished and compassionate graduates who seek solutions to human and social problems in the United States and throughout the world.

Howard University
  • Located in Washington, DC
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 10,379 students enrolled
  • 54% admitted
  • $21,450 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 4
  • Brittney from Brooklyn, NY
  • Dec-25-2011 I am a current student here

    I enjoy being at Howard University . The school spirit here is amazing . The school has incredible history . Heroic people like Malcolm X and Martin Luther King are people who have impacted the school. There is many groups, associations to join as a student at Howard.

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  • 5
  • Kyara from Houston, TX
  • Oct-29-2011 I am a current student here

    I really enjoy the city. It's apart of the Howard experience. D.C. is a beautiful city; it's really diverse. There is always something to do on campus.

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  • 5
  • Khrystin from Hampton, VA
  • Oct-17-2011 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The students here are very enthusiastic about their university and will represent it proudly. They always have some sort of event going on.

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  • 5
  • Dominique from staten island, NY
  • Sep-25-2011 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Howard University makes me want to persue going to school , the campus looks fun and educational both at the same time.

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  • 2
  • M.N. from Silver Spring, MD
  • Aug-18-2011 I am a current student here

    For the most part, Howard has a lot of clubs and organizations, and a very active Greek life. There's always something to do here.

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