Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA+
- Campus FoodC-
- Student LifeA
Howard University is ...
Private not-for-profit, HBCU
NCAA Division I-AA
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
High School GPA
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.130 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.129 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.129 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies96Graduates
- Political Science and Government96Graduates
- Radio, Television, and Digital Communication74Graduates
- Business Support Services54Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.210 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.266 responses
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After Howard University
- Very Good993
Howard University has provided me with opportunities that I wouldn't have been able to get elsewhere.
- College Junior
- 15 days ago
Howard University is the top HBCU because of the unique opportunities that it provides for its students. Employers target Howard students because of the prestigious reputation tied to their academic programs and the excellence that is expected of each and every student. The social scene at Howard is it's second most redeeming quality; one has the unique experience of finding themselves surrounded by others just as creative, intelligent, and powerful as themselves. The promotion of black culture and excellence is immense on campus and students are allowed to feel empowered by others who will uplift and support their ambitions and passions. There is never a dull moment on campus with hundreds of events and parties where students are guaranteed to enjoy themselves safely. The culture and history is profound, with hundreds of alumni who went on to becoming icons in their fields, students embrace the feeling of being truly honored to walk the grounds.
- 19 days ago
Howard is a great school, though it is not much of a challenge. If you simply put in the work you can get a 3.5 or better in non-STEM majors, which means some of the classes often do not have real educational merit. If you are looking for a university to truly further your education and teach you what you came to learn, I might go elsewhere. In terms of connections and being pressured into greatness, Howard is the place to be. You often cannot find one person who does not have an extensive resume or is in the process of adding to it. I won't even get into the administration side of Howard because it's a mess.
- College Junior
- 19 days ago