Howard University

3,377 reviews
  1. Washington, DC
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C-
Howard University is ...
Private not-for-profit, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Address
2400 Sixth St NW
Washington, DC 20059
Website

Howard University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
48%
SAT Range
990-1220
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$22,337/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,277/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,538/ year
  • $49-75k
    $29,290/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,940/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,042/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
65%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.187 responses
36%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.187 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.187 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,513Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 117 responses
Report
  • Very fun but goal oriented
    30%
  • "Work hard, play hard" mentality
    26%
  • All of the above
    15%
  • Average student that enjoys a good "turn up"/party
    9%
  • All the above, never average.. turn up w/ a 3.97
    7%
  • On their grind
    7%
  • Very enlightened individual
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
69%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.260 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.315 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 121 responses
Report
  • Great experience
    26%
  • Couldn't imagine being anywhere else
    17%
  • Different
    12%
  • Howard is definitely interesting. ;)
    7%
  • Interesting
    7%
  • Wonderful experience but not worth the debt
    7%
  • I wouldn't change it for anything
    7%

After Howard University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.123 responses

Reviews

3,377 reviews
  • Excellent
    438
  • Very Good
    998
  • Average
    1447
  • Poor
    356
  • Terrible
    138
Campus Life – Campus life is fun and convenient. It was enjoyable. You can access everything you need. The dorms aren't too too far away from campus, except for Meridian and Slowe. There are always events, programs on campus by many on and off campus organizations. The food is pretty decent, especially in the restaturant and Soul Food Thursdays in the Cafe. Sankoa Cafe is my favorite! Yum! The dorms are very outdated and so are most of the buildings. Although I wish the structures were newer and more technologically advanced, I think we have access to everything we need at Howard. I wish there was more on campus housing though. The housing selection process is fair but very cruel. First come, first serve. Tuition is very expensive as well. It's scary that we have some of the most affordable room and tuition prices in the area. Old dorm rooms and classrooms are what have helped to shape my Howard experience. At times, I dislike them, but I appreciate the rich tradition that each stairwell, elevator, chalkboard, wooden chair, etc. represent.
  • College Junior
  • Sep 4 2012
Is hard to find and expensive, but very rewarding. It gives you a sense of growth and maturity and makes it feel like you have really lived a well-rounded college experience. Students communter from very near and far everyday for classes. Residence Life has a website for off campus housing posts which is some what helpful. Many people live in the Towers at UTC in Hyattsville, MD and Franklin Park Apartments in Greenbelt, MD. The Metro and bus routes make it easier and more convenient to communte in the DMV area. I love UTC and the student off campus apartment style buildings. Other students also live in Avondale Overlook apartments in West Hyattsville, MD, which is within 1 mile of UTC. Many students live in that area because of the many apartment complexes offered there. There are also opportunities to rent homes in the areas around Drew Hall near, Slowe and Carver Hall, Columbia Heights and in NE DC. If you look early enough and hard enough, you can find off campus housing that will work best for you!
  • College Junior
  • Sep 4 2012
I love the academics and the black excellence that exist at my university. But like most HBCU's it is very hard to receive money from this school if you don't qualify for a scholarship as a freshmen coming in. I would love to see more scholarships set up for all class levels, and a better, more concerned financial aid department. Basically your typical HBCU problems, but I love Howard!
  • Junior
  • 28 days ago