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
7,857
Undergraduates
2,216
Men - 28.2%
5,642
Women - 71.8%
3,002
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
39% of 24,325 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.6
SAT Math
593 average
550-620 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
611 average
580-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25 average
22-26 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$46,314
Tuition and Fees
$28,916
Room and Board
$15,038
Average Percent of Need Met
20%
Average Freshman Award
$24,778
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$35,086
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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
712,816
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Washington
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to 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
1.7%
Asian
3.4%
Black/African-American
69.9%
Hispanic/Latino
7.1%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.3%
White
0.9%
Unknown
12.8%
International Students
3.9% from 39 countries
First-Year Students Returning
90.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
52.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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