Howard University, founded in 1867, is a private, comprehensive, historically black university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Dentistry; Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences; Medicine; and Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences; through the Schools of Business, Communications, Divinity, Education, Law and Social Work; and through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Howard has an international faculty representing over 65 countries and a student body from 104 countries. This makes for personal growth and academic excellence. The university has the largest collection of materials dealing with people of color of any university in the world. It also has available close by the resources of many important government agencies and the Congress of the United States. Its main campus is located in central Washington, DC.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
6,526
Undergraduates
1,900
Men - 29.1%
4,627
Women - 70.9%
2,873
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
36% of 21,006 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.59
SAT Math
597 average
550-630 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
615 average
580-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$43,720
Tuition and Fees
$28,440
Room and Board
$12,380
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$26,445
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$23,507
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
892
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
28%
10-19
28%
20-29
20%
30-39
15%
40-49
4%
50-99
4%
Over 100
1%
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Washington Population
632,323
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Washington
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
78% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bison
Sororities
6% of women participate
Fraternities
8% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.8%
Asian
1.1%
Black/African-American
76.4%
Hispanic/Latino
6.6%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.5%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.3%
White
1.1%
Unknown
9.3%
International Students
4.6% from 39 countries
First-Year Students Returning
86.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
52.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
56%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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