Howard University.

Howard University

Washington, DC4 year degree
Acceptance rate

About Howard University

Howard University (Howard or simply HU) is a private, federally chartered historically black university (HBCU) in Washington, D.C. It is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity" and accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.Tracing its history to 1867, from its outset Howard has been nonsectarian and open to people of all sexes and races. It offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in more than 120 programs, more than any other HBCU in the nation.


  • Offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
  • 6,276 students
  • 0.45 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at Howard University

Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Accounting, Finance, and International Business.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

6,964 students out of 16,815 applicants were accepted into Howard University. They had an average SAT score of 1201. 65% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 49% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Howard University was $25,697. After taking into account the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for students was $43,201.

Financial aid available at Howard University

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

69% of undergraduate students at Howard University received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Howard University

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Howard University was of $13,504 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500.

Diversity at Howard University

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017