Howard University (HU)

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Howard University

Howard University

Howard University Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline February 15
SAT / ACT Scores Due May 31
SAT II Scores Due May 31
Priority Application Due November 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 2,661 6,354 9,015
Accepted 1,456 3,401 4,857
Acceptance Rate 55% 54% 53%
Enrolled 461 1,085 1,546

HU Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

Average GPA
3.20 (weighted)

SAT Scores

(77% of Students Admitted to Howard University Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 490 to 580
  • Math 480 to 580
  • Writing 470 to 570
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 580 580 570
Bottom 25th Percentile 490 480 470

ACT Scores

(45% of Students Admitted to Howard University Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 21 to 27
  • Math 19 to 25
  • Composite 21 to 26
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 27 25 26
Bottom 25th Percentile 21 19 21

Howard University Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($45)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Very Important
High School GPA   Very Important
High School Rank   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations   Important
Essay     Considered
Extracurricular Activities     Considered
Volunteer Work     Considered
Standardized Test Score(s)   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Competencies   Important
TOEFL   Very Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
Electives 4 4
English 4 4
Foreign Language 2 2
Math 2 2
Science 2 3
Social Studies 2 2
Lab 1 2
Electives 1 1

Howard University Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 7,498 (94%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 427 (5%)

Howard University Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($45)   Very Important
Credits (minimum 15)   Very Important
GPA (minimum 2.50)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement   Important
Interview     Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores   Important
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
  Very Important

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