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
Howard University Rankings
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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.187 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.187 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.187 responses
Most Popular Majors
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies96 Graduates
Political Science and Government96 Graduates
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication74 Graduates
Business Support Services54 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.260 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.315 responses
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After Howard University
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.123 responses
- Very Good1003
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!
- 2 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
- Jan 4 2016
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
- Dec 11 2015