Howard University

Men's D1
7 / 10
6,243 Undergrads / 9,139 Students
6 / 10
$21,428 Net Price
9 / 10
36% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    Mid-Eastern (MEAC)

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    City: Large

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
10 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
52% / 65%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Baltimore Maryland Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Greater Philadelphia Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Houston Texas Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area
  • Greater Detroit Area
  • Charlotte North Carolina Area
  • Greater Boston Area
  • Raleigh-Durham North Carolina Area
Where Grads Work
  • District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS)
  • Prince George's County Public Schools
  • IBM
  • Deloitte
  • AT&T
  • DC Government
  • US Army
  • Verizon
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Bank of America
  • PwC
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Wells Fargo
  • Accenture
What Grads Do
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Education
  • Media and Communication
  • Healthcare Services
  • Operations
  • Sales
  • Consulting
  • Community and Social Services
  • Research
  • Information Technology
  • Program and Project Management
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Arts and Design
  • Administrative
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Overall Experience
Student Life
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Test Scores
Critical Reading
520 - 620
550 - 630
1050 - 1240
22 - 28
20 - 26
22 - 27

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 490 - 600 for SAT

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SAT Reading

This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 21,006 6,072 14,934
% Admitted 36% 34% 37%
% Admits That Enroll 25% 24% 26%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.33
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (15%)
    Social Sciences (13%)
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General (12%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (12%)
    Political Science and Government, General (8%)
    Communication & Journalism (8%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Stu. (8%)
    Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other (8%)
    Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (7%)
    Psychology, General (6%)
    Psychology (6%)
    Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General (5%)
    Engineering (5%)
    Computer and Information Sciences, General (4%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (4%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (4%)
    Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (3%)
    Athlete graduation rate
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for all students (private non-profit and for profit institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$27,206
    Books & Supplies$1,900
    Cost of Living$14,365
    Personal Expenses$2,500
    Sticker Price$45,971

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    99% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship98%$23,223
    Federal Grants46%$5,555
    Pell Grants45%$5,035
    Other Federal6%$4,000
    State & Local Grants3%$1,340
    Institutional Grants98%$20,632
    Student Loans64%$6,901
    Federal Loans59%$5,857
    Other Loans6%$16,255

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $689 Million $75,343

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $26,000.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $23,000 $276

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 7.7%

    Avg. rate for colleges with basketball is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 3,231 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $49,200

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 5.25 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 52% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 21 20
    Fondling 9 8
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery 4 3
    Aggravated Assault 7 5
    Burglary 6 5
    Motor Vehicle Theft 5 3
    Arson - -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity
    Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Comprehensive programs, with medical/veterinary school
    Enrollment ProfileMajority undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, medium, highly residential

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