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Howard University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

10,379 Students

41% Admitted

  • 9,392 full time
  • 936 part time
  • 3,293 men full time
  • 6,150 women full time
  • 8,794 applied
  • 4,790 admitted
  • 1,494 enrolled

6,354 Undergraduates

$23,419 Tuition/Year

  • 3,447 Graduates
  • 11 Non-Degree
  • $23,419 in state
  • $1,489 fees
  • $13,895 room & board
  • $1,500 books and supplies

At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Mid East Large City
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Historically Black College or University: HBCU
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Colors: Navy blue, white, and red
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Michael from Algonquin, IL
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  • I micro-niche within a beautifully unique DC community. This University pushes you, disappoints you, then drives you forward to take control of your own destiny. One of the only HBCU…

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  • Nia - NJ
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  • Howard is The Mecca. Howard will test your faith, agility, and mental health. To graduate from Howard means that you can excel at anything. …

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  • alexis from marietta, ga
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  • howard is wonderful school where blackness in all it's forms is embraced and encouraged. it's small enough to feel like you know everyone but large enough to alwasy be able…

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  • Freshman
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  • Howard University is one of the most influential schools that is not made for the weak minded. Every school has its ups and downs, but as a Howard student, I…

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Mission Statement

The mission of Howard University as a comprehensive, research-oriented, predominantly African-American university is to provide an educational experience of exceptional quality at reasonable cost to students of high academic potential. Particular emphasis is placed upon providing educational opportunities for African-American men and women and for other historically disenfranchised groups. Furthermore, Howard university is dedicated to attracting, sustaining, and developing a cadre of faculty who, through their teaching and research, are committed to producing distinguished and compassionate graduates who seek solutions to human and social problems in the United States and throughout the world.

Howard University
  • Located in Washington, DC
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 10,379 students enrolled
  • 41% admitted
  • $23,419 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 4
  • Brittney from Brooklyn, NY
  • I am a current student here

    I enjoy being at Howard University . The school spirit here is amazing . The school has incredible history . Heroic people like Malcolm X and Martin Luther King are people who have impacted the school. There is many groups, associations to join as a student at Howard.

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  • 5
  • Kyara from Houston, TX
  • I am a current student here

    I really enjoy the city. It's apart of the Howard experience. D.C. is a beautiful city; it's really diverse. There is always something to do on campus.

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  • 5
  • Khrystin from Hampton, VA
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The students here are very enthusiastic about their university and will represent it proudly. They always have some sort of event going on.

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  • 5
  • Dominique from staten island, NY
  • I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Howard University makes me want to persue going to school , the campus looks fun and educational both at the same time.

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  • M.N. from Silver Spring, MD
  • I am a current student here

    For the most part, Howard has a lot of clubs and organizations, and a very active Greek life. There's always something to do here.

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