HU, Howard

Howard University

2400 Sixth St NW, Washington DC, United States
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  • Total Documents
    82
  • Class Notes
    56
  • Textbook Notes
    17
  • Study Guides
    9
  • Currently Enrolled
    119
  • Previously Enrolled
    269

Overview of Howard University (HU, Howard)

About this school

Howard University, founded in 1867, is a private, comprehensive, historically black university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Dentistry; Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences; Medicine; and Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences; through the Schools of Business, Communications, Divinity, Education, Law and Social Work; and through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Howard has an international faculty representing over 65 countries and a student body from 104 countries. This makes for personal growth and academic excellence. The university has the largest collection of materials dealing with people of color of any university in the world. It also has available close by the resources of many important government agencies and the Congress of the United States. Its main campus is located in central Washington, DC.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:6,883
    • Men:2,242 Men (32.6%)
    • Women:4,641 Women (67.4%)

Location

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Admission Information (HU, Howard)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Howard University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is not required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
4
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Considered if submitted
Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
2400 Sixth Street, NW
City, State, Zip
Washington, DC 20059-0002
Phone
(202) 806-2755
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 15
Application Fee
$45
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 20

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for some freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
49% of 15,163 applicants were admitted
Women
49% of 10,427 applicants were admitted
Men
49% of 4,736 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,968 (26%) of 7,436 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,335 (26%) of 5,115 admitted students enrolled
Men
633 (27%) of 2,321 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.33
375 And Above
16%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
24%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported%
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported%
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported%
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported%
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported%
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported%
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported%
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported%
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24 average |21-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
9%
• Score 24 - 29
39%
• Score 18 - 23
51%
• Score 12 - 17
2%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (HU, Howard)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $25,697 (65.55%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,504 (34.45%)
  • Other Expenses: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Howard University accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1 | Final deadline May 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001448
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,445 (90.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,294 (89.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,243 (96.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
77 (6.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$14,968
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 796 (64.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,793
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 839 (67.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,605
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 537 (43.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
153 (9.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $28,263

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
5,440 (87.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
4,942 (90.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,784 (96.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
324 (6.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$14,601
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,107 (64.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,264
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,537 (73.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,534
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,994 (41.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
486 (7.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $27,095

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
79%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$26,181
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Married Students, Members of Minorities, Previous College Experience, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (HU, Howard)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,149

Part-Time Faculty


371

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


59%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 28% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 28% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 20% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 4% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 4% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 15% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 41% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 36% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
6343
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Howard University provides speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


89.4%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


39.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


55.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


60.0%

Programs & Majors (HU, Howard)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (64)


  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anatomy
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art Therapy/Therapist
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Drama Therapy
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Insurance
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Economics
  • Journalism
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music, General
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Physical sciences, Social sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Ministry, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Medicine, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Pharmacy

Master's Programs of Study (79)


  • Accounting
  • African Studies
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biopsychology
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counselor Education
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Policy
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Finance and Banking
  • French
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Human Resources Management
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • International Business
  • Law
  • Leisure Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media Studies
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Theology

Campus Life (HU, Howard)

Location & Geography

Population


632,323

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Washington

Campus Size


256 acres

Weather


Temperature
26.8 average low in January, 84.7 average high in September
Rain
118 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Washington, D.C.
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Washington, D.C.

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


56% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


44%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bison
School Colors
Navy blue, red, and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-Country Running
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-Country Running
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Howard University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, howard university student association, undergraduate student assembly, campus pals, international student organization, entrepreneurial society, howard university

Sororities


5% of women participate

Fraternities


3% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


6,412

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
6,883
Women
4,641
Men
2,242

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.4% Asian
  • 95.3% Black/African-American
  • 0.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 1.9% White
  • 0.0% Unknown

International Students


5.2% from 41 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


3,119

Student Resources (HU, Howard)

Study resources