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Howard University

Washington, District Of Columbia

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Student Population
Howard University overview
Location Washington, District Of Columbia
Online howard.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Howard University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Washington, District Of Columbia, Howard University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 21,006 prospective students applied, and 7,578 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,925 enrolled in the school.  8,500 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 639 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $24,966 plus fees of $2,240. Howard is ranked 187 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Howard University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.
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Howard is rated within the top 30% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards
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SAT 1130/1280
ACT 22/27
GPA 3.54
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Feb 15, 2022
Applicant Competition High
Application Fee $45

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Howard University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,900
Other Fees$2,240
Room and Board $14,365
Budget for Other Expenses$2,500
Total One Year Cost$45,971

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$51,800 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
63% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Howard University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 20%
Communication 20%
Social Sciences 12%
Biology 10%
Psychology 9%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=131520 IPEDS survey data for Howard University.

Current students may use the Howard University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.