Howard University Rankings

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In the World#684 of 14178
In North America#239 of 2629
In the United States#212 of 2528
In District of Columbia#4 of 15
In Washington#4 of 14

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
36%
Average SAT
1205
Average ACT
25
Avg. cost to attend
$21,428 /y
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
6,526
Graduates
2,873
Male:Female Ratio
31:69
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
howard.edu

Howard University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate36%34%37%
Applicants21,0066,07214,934
Admissions7,5782,0625,516
Freshmen enrolled full time1,9204971,423
Freshmen enrolled part time523

1,047 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

22 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,509 or 78%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1130
or below

75% of them
had 1280
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Howard University are 1130-1280 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
720 or 37%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 22
or below

75% of them
had 27
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Howard University are 22-27 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Black or African American6704 (72%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown642 (7%)
Hispanic573 (6%)
Nonresident Alien560 (6%)
Two or more races317 (3%)
Asian261 (3%)
White212 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native24 (0.3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander20 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$21,428/year
Average aid awarded
$23,223
Students receiving aid
99%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$37,757
$30-48K$39,858
$48-75K$42,870
$75-110K$44,482
$110K+$44,624

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$24,966$31,309
Tuition in-state$24,966$31,309
Tuition out-of-state$24,966$31,309
Fee in-district$2,240$1,940
Fee in-state$2,240$1,940
Fee out-of-state$2,240$1,940

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity5,230
Combined charge for room and board$14,365
Room charge$9,432
Meal charge$4,933

Howard University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Biology & Biological Sciences, General16015
Law135
Political Science and Government, General1063
Medicine109
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other100
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication96
Psychology, General7918
Social Work822
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, General74
Dentistry74
Pharmacy65
Computer and Information Sciences, General5712
Economics, General3826
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse43
Marketing, Other41
Management Information Systems, General40
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies37
Business Administration and Management, General37
Occupational Therapist Assistant32
Finance, General265
Theatre & Theatre Arts Management28
Sociology2611
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management27
Chemistry, General252
Art & Art Studies, General188
Accounting215
Chemical Engineering223
Mechanical Engineering1742
English Language and Literature, General22
Physical Therapy & Therapist20
Electrical and Electronics Engineering1154
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other19
Nutrition Sciences657
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other18
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology1142
Elementary Education and Teaching134
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other16
Divinity & Ministry142
International Business & Trade & Commerce15
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other132
Civil Engineering, General123
School Psychology87
Health and Wellness, General14
Music, General85
Architecture13
Mathematics, General832
African-American & Black Studies11
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, Other11
Educational Leadership and Administration, General65
Physics, General631
Film & Cinema & Video Studies10
Communication and Media Studies, Other10
African Studies37
Spanish Language and Literature9
Child Development9
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist9
Counseling Psychology8
Computer Engineering, General7
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General6
Philosophy6
Medical Radiologic Technology & Science - Radiation Therapist5
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design4
Legal Professions and Studies, Other3
Educational Psychology3
Journalism2
French Language and Literature2
Computer Systems Analysis & Analyst11
Special Education and Teaching, General2
Radio and Television1
Fashion Merchandising1
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General1
Biochemistry1
Anatomy1
Genetics, General1
Grand Total1,353280496
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate65%62%66%
  • Full-time retention rate - 86%
  • Part-time retention rate - 67%

Publications & Citations

Publications
14,261
Citations
410,063

Publication count by topic

Medicine
4,156
Chemistry
2,109
Biology
1,839
Psychology
1,052
Mathematics
623
Materials science
594
Computer science
557
Sociology
539
Political science
525
Engineering
349
Physics
315
Economics
237
Business
213
History
161
Geography
150
Environmental science
137
Art
135
Geology
66
Philosophy
60

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
History360871
Medicine400168,102
Art501344
Psychology60634,948
Biology62599,452
Political science6412,478
Geography6654,155
Sociology6694,829
Mathematics88111,768
Chemistry94933,788
Business9863,584
Geology10152,345
Engineering10545,110
Economics12002,267
Environmental science12782,529
Physics12954,292
Philosophy138141
Computer science13896,013
Materials science14857,658

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
19901681641
19911501768
19921871937
19932021918
19941872090
19951572239
19961832494
19972102743
19982033338
19991903515
20002013961
20012394540
20022395206
20033135930
20043077035
20053468910
200635810518
200745711917
200844813966
200944515872
201050816422
201158818301
201258119578
201363222203
201462825509
201563227541
201663827745
201761229488
201856326186
201960528240
202060029188

General info

Alternative namesHU
Founded1867
WikipediaHoward University
MottoVeritas et Utilitas
Truth and Service
Colorsred, white, blue
Academic CalendarAugust to May. Also Summer Session (June - July)
Total FTE staff2,500
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address2400 Sixth St NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20059-0001
United States
City population706,000
Phone2028066100
Fax+1 (202) 806 5934

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