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
My overall experience has been amazing! It was a difficult adjustment at first, because Howard really is a world of its own with thousands of incredibly beautiful, talented, and intelligent individuals. So it can be a lot to suddenly be entered into, but once you get involved on campus, whether it's with a state club, dance team, service organization, or party group, you automatically feel at home. Our campus is unique because I believe it has some of the most driven student bodies of America. It's a place where students have their own businesses, websites, film companies, and so much more. The school itself can be stressful, but the experience you get here is like no other place.
  • College Sophomore
  • 12 months ago
HU greek life is very important if you are interested in joining. Being apart of a fraternity or a sorority is huge responsibility because of the historical influence of black greeks on HU's campus. In fact, most black greeks were founded on Howard University's campus (Note: All greek organizations on HU's campus are black greeks). I think that if you are interested in pledging at Howard University you should definitely go for it! However, beware! Greek organizations are very selective and are very difficult to join. I must say that even though the influence of greeks are extreme on HU's campus, there is no pressure to join a fraternity or sorority if you do not want to.
  • College Freshman
  • 11 months ago
For undergrad, I majored in Political Science (within the College of Arts & Sciences). Although COAS is the largest school, the services provided by the dean, administrators, and counselors are superb! Furthermore, the Department of Political Science allows students to interact with faculty on a very personal level - often through school-sponsored discussions, departmental events, and office hours. The workload increases heavily for upper-level courses due to the higher level of reading and writing. Although the work is not difficult, it is extremely time-consuming so time management is crucial.
  • College Freshman
  • May 24 2014