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Founded in 1867, Howard University. is a Private college. Located in District of Columbia, which is a city setting in District of Columbia, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 5,899 full time undergraduate students, and 3,067 full time graduate students.
The Howard University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 8:1. There are 930 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Howard University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered More Selective, with ,203% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 5 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Howard University.
421 Students rated on-campus housing 2.5 stars. 3 % gave the school a 5.0.
369 Students rated off-campus housing 2.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
430 Students rated campus food 2.7 stars. 6 % gave the school a 5.0.
437 Students rated campus facilities 2.9 stars. 8 % gave the school a 5.0.
438 Students rated class size 3.9 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.
435 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.
440 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.
437 Students rated academics 3.7 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.
186 Students rated Howard University
Howard has a strong culture, both from alumni and students. There are plenty of events and activities to partake in and also a variety of student-led organizations. Dealing with administration and navigating the university socially can be difficult, but there are plenty of people to meet with shared interests.
Honestly, I like attending Howard University. I am currently in my second year (sophomore) here and I love the community. It's really a blessing seeing my fellow sisters and brothers on the high achieving path. There are numerous opportunities for campus involvement and career interests (jobs/ internships). However, the campus dorms and academic buildings could be way better.
I absolutely love Howard University. It is full of vibrant and inspiring people. The administration is difficult to deal with, but if you are about it, you'll get it done.
I truly enjoy Howard. There are a variety of clubs and organizations that you can join along with the location being right in the middle of D.C. I also love the student body as an African American and the opportunities provided by the university. I feel like I’m in a place where I could possibly stay after graduation.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Howard University is 30%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
I would tell myself to do well enough in high school so that you wont have to worry about paying for college. I would also tell myself to never give up, and stay postitive throughout every situation; always be a leader, and go for what you want; anything you put your mind to, you can do it. There are many opportunites that are offered to college students, but they are not handed to you, go out and get them. The last thing I would tell myself is to experience everything possible and enjoy life, while maintaining your academics.
My classmates are well-rounded, focused, and ready for the future.
Howard University is the institution of higher learning that places a strong emphasis of one excelling in their respectived fields, and using their acquired knowledge and skills to enhance the local, national, and global communities.
Howard has a distinctive vibe when one visits the campus, different than either of the other two schools I applied to ( UMD College Park and UVA). There's an immediate connection that you feel with the Howard community from students to faculty, it's like a family bond. The same as family goes, members of the Howard community are genuine in their support and care for one another. The fact that you're surrounded by other minorities who are doing tremendous things with themselves is a source of inspiration and pushes you to succeed just the same.
I wish I knew that I would have to have patience with myself, other people, and with the school itself.
Howard Unviersity is known for being the most prestige HBCU in the United States and employing its graduated students. Known as "the Mecca," Howard applauded for the level of responsiblity and understanidng it inserts into the persona lives of its students. It is also the Alpha Chapter for many of the sororities and fraternities on camps.
The professors and their commitment to the students education and helping them be world changers!
A person who loves to get involved, loves meeting new people, a leader, and loves living in a urban enviroment.
I brag most about the teachers' willingness to help me understand, no matter the circumstances.
The most frustrating thing about Howard University is without a doubt, registration. Registering for classes is almost as hard as staying in to study on a Saturday night when everyone's partying, but at the end of the day it's something you have to do. Registration is difficult because of the lack of space in classes so as a freshman the classes you need, often fill fast. While most of the students here can agree, they love the close and interactive environment of a small classroom when it comes time to register it is what we hate the most.
Best thing: The student body, we are so diverse and it's great.
Would Change: The Financial aid staff
Size is just right
Oohhh you go to howard?! (impressed look)
I spend my time in the undergraduate library or Blackburn
Definitely a college town, there are too many schools in dc to count
There's tons of school pride. HU...YOU KNOW!!! (Howard hand)
Guess we will find out in the Fall
The frats and sororities also SGA. But also various clubs such as the California Club.
The stereotype of students at Howard University is that they are stuck up and not very personable. For the most part, that is untrue. The way I see it is this - in the real world there are many different types of people. There are people who expect others to worship the ground they walk on, and there are people that realize they have to work for everything in life. While there may be a few stuck up people at Howard, the majority of students are not like that.
I think that the stereotype about being stuck up isn't really true and is an ideology spread mainly by dc natives who don't attend the school. It is definitely true that some people get caught up in dress up just to go to class....but that is not the majority. I will say however, Howard is not one of those schools where everyone wears pajamas and sweat pants to class.
The females are all snotty and uppity. We have a superiority complex. We're the number one HBCU in the country.
I decided to go to Howard University, because I grew up in an area that didn’t have that many African Americans. I felt like Howard University would be a great way for me to get in touch with my own culture and history. After visiting the University I felt like it was my calling to go to this university, because of its legacy, history, and the reality of being around thousands of young intelligent Blacks who are working for a similar goal I am working for.
A look at the Annex - a freshman dorm.
Total Undergrad Enrollment
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
90% of students
attending Howard University receive some sort of financial aid.
48% were awarded federal grants.
While 54% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
Tuition and fees(Out of state)
Books and Supplies
Room and Board
Total On Campus
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