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Howard University Acceptance Rate, Requirements & Admissions Information

Washington, DC

Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is not required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 2  
History    
Academic Electives 4  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required March 1
SAT Only Required March 1
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Recommended March 1
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
2400 Sixth Street, NW
City, State, Zip
Washington, DC 20059-0002
Phone
(800) 822-6363
Fax
 
E-mail
admission@howard.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 15
Application Fee
$45
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins April 9
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
Not reported
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 20

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
Standardized test scores required; campus visit recommended required for freshmen, Standardized test scores required; campus visit recommended recommended for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
36% of 21,006 applicants were admitted
Women
37% of 14,934 applicants were admitted
Men
34% of 6,072 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,135 (28%) of 7,578 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,561 (28%) of 5,516 admitted students enrolled
Men
574 (28%) of 2,062 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
Not reported
Early Action Admission Rate
51% of 6,950 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.59
3.75 and Above
16%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
24%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
597 average
550-630 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
7.4%
Score of 600 - 700
36.8%
Score of 500 - 600
53.6%
Score of 400 - 500
2.2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
615 average
580-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
7.8%
Score of 600 - 700
54.2%
Score of 500 - 600
37.3%
Score of 400 - 500
.7%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
8.2%
Score of 24 - 29
50.6%
Score of 18 - 23
40.4%
Score of 12 - 17
.8%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 28%
Top quarter: 35%
Top half: 92%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

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