Howard University

3,348 reviews
  1. Washington, DC
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  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 ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

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
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
66%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.130 responses
36%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.129 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.129 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 69 responses
Report
  • Very fun but goal oriented
    43%
  • "Work hard, play hard" mentality
    30%
  • On their grind
    9%
  • Very enlightened individual
    9%
  • Average student that enjoys a good "turn up"/party
    7%
  • All of the above
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
65%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.210 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.266 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 59 responses
Report
  • Great experience
    24%
  • Different
    17%
  • Couldn't imagine being anywhere else
    14%
  • Interesting
    12%
  • I wouldn't change it for anything
    10%
  • Everything Lit
    7%
  • Ok, not worth the money unless is almost free
    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%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.59 responses

Reviews

3,348 reviews
  • Excellent
    433
  • Very Good
    975
  • Average
    1436
  • Poor
    355
  • Terrible
    137
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.
  • Sophomore
  • 17 days ago
I had an amazing experience at school. The professor were very involved in my studies and very hands on in the classroom. Overall I had a wonderful experience!
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 2 months ago
Howard University is okay, the name carries a lot of weight but without the famed name, it would not be worth it.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago