HU Description

Howard University is a nationally acclaimed, research-oriented institution, which was founded to provide stellar education to African-American students. Howard may be the most well-known Historically Black University (HBCU).

Located in the culturally rich U Street/Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC, Howard finds itself surrounded by politics and artists. Students come to Howard not merely for a rigorous education, but to have a well-rounded, culturally inspired, politically informed university experience.

Howard offers bachelor’s degrees in a wide range of studies, has graduate programs, and offers doctorate programs in law, medicine and pharmaceutical studies. Students are able to take advantage of research studies to build their resumes, as well as study abroad programs to enlighten their global perspectives.

Howard University is a competitive institution that boasts the some of the best professors and professionals in their field. Faculty and students alike are proud to be members of such a prestigious and historically significant institution.

If you’re looking for a first class education in the heart of the nation’s capital, Howard University may have an academic future for you.

Quick Facts about Howard University

Region

Mid-Atlantic

Setting

Large City Setting

Type

Private

Size

Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Bison

Nickname

HU

Website

www.howard.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Highly Selective

In-State Tuition

$19,150

Out-of-State Tuition

$19,150

Retention Rate

84%

Enrollment

8,932

Year Established

1867

HU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4

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100% of students gave Howard University 4 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

It's a great school. Just make sure you find yourself and stay focused. Being here is a great opportunity to network and develop on who you are as an individual. You are given the opportunity to literally take any road you choose.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

This school is very lovely, entertaining and a top-notch school with excellence and swag wrapped into it's world. I like academic help and college life. I find it very interesting and filled with fun.

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HU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
7,145
Freshman Class
2,334
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
8,932

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
80%
Graduate
20%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
62%
Part-Time
38%

Students Coming From In-State vs. Out-of-State

In-State
1%
Out-of-State
99%

Gender of Students

Women
71%
Men
29%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
53%
Asian
1%
Latino
1%
Other
45%

Students State Origin

Maryland
14%
New York
11%
New Jersey
8%
Georgia
7%
Virginia
7%
Other
53%

International Students

International
4%
Domestic
96%

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