Howard University: Statistics

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#576 of 14,131 In the World
#210 of 2,597 In North America
#185 of 2,496 In the United States
#5 of 15 In District of Columbia
#5 of 14 In Washington
#177 of 1,044 For Social Work
Top50% For 60 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
39%
Average SAT
1195
Average ACT
24
Avg. cost to attend
$23,233 /y
Aid receiving
98%
Undergraduates
7,857
Graduates
3,002
Male:Female Ratio
29:71
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.howard.edu

Howard University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 39% 39% 38%
Applicants 24,325 7,001 17,324
Admissions 9,398 2,755 6,643
Freshmen enrolled full time 2,358 655 1,703
Freshmen enrolled part time 2 2

3,456 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

109 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,837 or 78%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1130
or below

75% of them
had 1260
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Howard University are 1130-1260 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
871 or 37%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 22
or below

75% of them
had 26
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Howard University are 22-26 (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 American 7373 (69%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 1053 (10%)
Hispanic 718 (7%)
Nonresident Alien 517 (5%)
Asian 417 (4%)
Two or more races 407 (4%)
White 214 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 29 (0.3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 28 (0.3%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$23,233/year
Average aid awarded
$22,738
Students receiving aid
98%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $39,395
$30-48K $40,938
$48-75K $43,093
$75-110K $44,529
$110K+ $45,955

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $26,464$32,248
Tuition in-state $26,464$32,248
Tuition out-of-state $26,464$32,248
Fee in-district $1,976$1,976
Fee in-state $1,976$1,976
Fee out-of-state $1,976$1,976

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 5,230
Combined charge for room and board $15,650
Room charge $9,432
Meal charge $4,933

Howard University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Law 124
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 113 7
Medicine 107
Political Science and Government, General 89 3 6
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 68
Dentistry 66
Social Work 60 5
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 55
Psychology, General 41 2 11
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 54
Pharmacy 47
Finance, General 42 2
Computer Science 36 4 4
Marketing, Other 41
Business Administration and Management, General 40
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 32 1
Economics, General 20 3 6
Occupational Therapy & Therapist 28
Mechanical Engineering 23 1 1
International Business & Trade & Commerce 22
Chemical Engineering 19 3
Management Information Systems, General 21
Sociology, General 14 3 4
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other 20
Nutrition Sciences 10 3 6
Theatre & Theatre Arts Management 18
Physical Therapy & Therapist 17
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 16
English Language and Literature, General 13 1 2
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 16
Divinity & Ministry 11 5
African-American & Black Studies 14
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 14
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 14
Art & Art Studies, General 10 4
Accounting 7 7
School Psychology 11 3
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, Other 13
Chemistry, General 10 2
Mathematics, General 6 6
Civil Engineering, General 11 1
History, General 6 2 2
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General 10
Film & Cinema & Media Studies 10
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology, Other 9
Music, General 5 3
African Studies 1 7
Elementary Education and Teaching 8
Computer Engineering, General 8
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 4 4
Physics, General 4 3
Architecture 7
Communication and Media Studies, Other 7
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General 7
Microbiology, General 7
Public Health, General 7
Human Development and Family Studies, General 5
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 3 2
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist 5
Spanish Language and Literature 4
Philosophy 4
Pharmaceutical Sciences 4
Counseling Psychology 4
Anatomy 1 2
Educational Psychology 3
Medical Radiologic Technology & Science - Radiation Therapist 2
Special Education and Teaching, General 2
Genetics, General 2
Physiology, General 2
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 1
Secondary Education and Teaching 1
Grand Total 950 241 476
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 64% 58% 67%
  • Full-time retention rate - 90%
  • Part-time retention rate - 20%

Publications & Citations

Publications
12,260
Citations
407,278

Publication / Citation count by topic

Medicine
4,707 / 217,518
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
2,521 / 120,319
Biology
2,426 / 123,166
Chemistry
1,413 / 30,242
Engineering
1,315 / 21,294
Psychology
1,214 / 52,415
Physics
1,030 / 17,484
Computer Science
947 / 35,833
Demography
813 / 101,823
Business
672 / 16,875
Materials Science
561 / 8,621
Surgery
533 / 22,156
Oncology and Cancer research
516 / 13,332
Political Science
494 / 2,805
Sociology
491 / 4,888
Environmental Science
478 / 11,274
Health Science
432 / 10,963
Economics
415 / 5,386
Mathematics
320 / 6,898
Immunology
299 / 11,820
Genetics
293 / 40,030
Anatomy and Physiology
290 / 12,153
Social Psychology
284 / 17,087
Public Health
282 / 35,809
Gerontology
271 / 48,321
Pathology
271 / 9,340
Pharmacy
267 / 3,820
Biochemistry
257 / 9,279
Molecular Biology
252 / 7,550
Art & Design
232 / 2,353
Pediatrics
222 / 29,726
Healthcare Management (MHA)
221 / 4,543
Psychiatry
216 / 12,385
Gender Studies
209 / 2,468
Pharmacology
208 / 7,192
Family medicine
199 / 3,627
Communications and Public Relations
197 / 2,697
Clinical Psychology
197 / 10,238
Bioinformatics and Computational biology
195 / 19,718
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
192 / 5,538

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 161 1948
1992 195 2099
1993 218 2124
1994 205 2293
1995 171 2302
1996 194 2642
1997 229 2853
1998 225 3477
1999 196 3570
2000 209 4102
2001 241 4695
2002 252 5358
2003 329 6095
2004 330 7228
2005 356 9122
2006 370 10813
2007 477 12287
2008 464 14479
2009 466 16535
2010 529 17094
2011 598 18852
2012 590 20194
2013 637 22660
2014 624 26037
2015 640 28255
2016 648 29047
2017 638 31527
2018 598 29711
2019 653 31603
2020 695 35328
2021 722 46041

Howard University alumni

  1. Kamala Harris

    Kamala Harris
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Enrolled in Howard University
    In 1986 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerprosecutor
    Biography

    Kamala Devi Harris is an American politician and attorney who is the 49th and current vice president of the United States. She is the first female vice president and the highest-ranking female official in U.S. history, as well as the first African American and first Asian American vice president. A member of the Democratic Party, she previously served as the attorney general of California from 2011 to 2017 and as a United States senator representing California from 2017 to 2021.

  2. Chadwick Boseman

    Chadwick Boseman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-2020 (aged 44)
    Enrolled in Howard University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Fine Arts
    Occupations
    screenwriterplaywrightfilm actortelevision actorfilm producer
    Biography

    Chadwick Aaron Boseman was an American actor and playwright. After studying directing at Howard University, he began his career in theatre, winning a Drama League Directing Fellowship and an acting AUDELCO, along with receiving a Jeff Award nomination for his 2005 play Deep Azure. Transitioning to the screen, his first major role was as a series regular on the NBC drama Persons Unknown (2010) and he landed his breakthrough performance in 2013 as baseball player Jackie Robinson in the biographical film 42. He continued to portray historical figures, starring as singer James Brown in Get on Up (2014) and as attorney Thurgood Marshall in Marshall (2017).

  3. Sean Combs

    Sean Combs
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    restaurateurmusicianfilm producerentrepreneuractor
    Biography

    Sean John Combs, also known by his stage name Puff Daddy (also known as P. Diddy, Diddy, or Puffy), is an American rapper, songwriter, record executive, and entrepreneur. Born in New York City, he worked as a talent director at Uptown Records before founding his own record label, Bad Boy Records in 1993. Combs has produced and cultivated artists such as The Notorious B.I.G., Mary J. Blige, and Usher.

  4. Nick Cannon

    Nick Cannon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Enrolled in Howard University
    Studied in 2016-2020
    Occupations
    comediantelevision presenterentrepreneurmusic producerbusinessperson
    Biography

    Nicholas Scott Cannon is an American television host, rapper, actor, and comedian. In television, Cannon began as a teenager on All That before going on to host The Nick Cannon Show, Wild 'n Out, America's Got Talent, Lip Sync Battle Shorties, and The Masked Singer. He acted in the films Drumline, Love Don't Cost a Thing, and Roll Bounce.

General info

Alternative names HU
Founded 1867
Motto Veritas et Utilitas
Truth and Service
Colors red, white, blue
Academic Calendar August to May. Also Summer Session (June - July)
Total FTE staff 2,546
Carnegie Classification Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address 2400 Sixth St NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20059
United States
City population 690,000
Phone 2028066100
Fax +1 (202) 806 5934

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