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Howard University

3,332 reviews
  1. Washington, D.C.
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C-
Howard University is ...
Private not-for-profit, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Address
2400 Sixth St NW
Washington, DC 20059
Website

Howard University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
48%
SAT Range
990-1220
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$22,337/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,277/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,538/ year
  • $49-75k
    $29,290/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,940/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,042/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
66%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.130 responses
36%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.129 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.129 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,513Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 69 responses
  • All of the above
    1%
  • Average student that enjoys a good "turn up"/party
    7%
  • On their grind
    9%
  • Very enlightened individual
    9%
  • Very fun but goal oriented
    43%
  • "Work hard, play hard" mentality
    30%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
65%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.210 responses
Poll
4%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.266 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 59 responses
  • Couldn't imagine being anywhere else
    14%
  • Different
    17%
  • Everything Lit
    7%
  • GREAT
    3%
  • Great experience
    24%
  • Howard is definitely interesting. ;)
    2%
  • Interesting
    12%

After Howard University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.59 responses

Reviews

3,332 reviews
  • Excellent
    431
  • Very Good
    973
  • Average
    1436
  • Poor
    355
  • Terrible
    137
Howard is known as a HBCU Ivy, so for those who know it's name, its gets you into places
  • College Junior
  • 26 days ago
overall, Howard is okay, the name is great but not much besides that
  • College Junior
  • 26 days ago
Howard University is okay, the name carries a lot of weight but without the famed name, it would not be worth it.
  • College Junior
  • 26 days ago