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Howard University

About the School

Degree of Urbanization:
City: Large
Institutional Control or Affiliation:
Private not-for-profit
Religious Affiliation:
Not applicable
Historically Black College or University:
Yes
Tribal College:
No
Calendar System:
Semester
Undergraduate Programs Offered:
  • Accounting
  • African Studies
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
  • Consumer Economics
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Insurance
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Journalism
  • Marketing, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist
  • Microbiology, General
  • Modern Greek Language and Literature
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Systems Engineering
  • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

Size of School

Fall Reporting Period for Attendance:
2011
Total Students:
10,583
Men:
3,705
Women:
6,878
Total Undergraduates:
7,144
Undergraduate Men:
2,371
Undergraduate Women:
4,773
Total First-time Undergraduates:
1,546
First-time Undergraduate Men:
461
First-time Undergraduate Women:
1,085

Admissions

Fall Reporting Period for Admissions:
Fall 2011
Total Applicants:
9,015
Total Admissions:
4,857
Total Enrolled:
1,546
Admittance Percentage:
54%
Highest Degree Available:
Doctoral
AP Credits:
Yes

Test Scores

Fall Reporting Period for SAT/ACT Test Scores:
Fall 2011
Number of First-time Students Submitting SAT Scores:
1,197
Percent of First-time Students Submitting SAT Scores:
77%
Number of First-time Students Submitting ACT Scores:
702
Percent of First-time Students Submitting ACT Scores:
45%
SAT Critical Reading 25th Percentile Score:
490
SAT Critical Reading 75th Percentile Score:
580
SAT Math 25th Percentile Score:
480
SAT Math 75th Percentile Score:
580
SAT Writing 25th Percentile Score:
470
SAT Writing 75th Percentile Score:
570
ACT Composite 25th Percentile Score:
21
ACT Composite 75th Percentile Score:
26
ACT English 25th Percentile Score:
21
ACT English 75th Percentile Score:
27
ACT Math 25th Percentile Score:
19
ACT Math 75th Percentile Score:
25
ACT Writing 25th Percentile Score:
N/A
ACT Writing 75th Percentile Score:
N/A

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