Howard University School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Washington, DC

$27,206

Avg tuition

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About Howard University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

HBCU: YesHistorically Black Colleges and Universities are accredited schools established prior to 1965 whose principal mission was, and is, the education of Black Americans. Explore our HBCU resource hub to learn more.

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Howard University is a medium-sized private university located on an urban campus in Washington, District of Columbia. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,399, and admissions are very selective, with an acceptance rate of 36%. The university offers 87 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 65%, and a student-faculty ratio of 10:1. Tuition and fees for students are $27,206.

Admissions Breakdown

This school has a competitive acceptance rate.

This school is a little more selective about its students. Competitive acceptance schools welcome 15-50% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

36% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Test scores Required

High school rank Considered (not required)

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Required

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1130-1280

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 22-27

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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9k

Students Enrolled

11%

Online Student Enrollment

10:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online
On-campus
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Demographics

Black

71%

Unknown

7%

Hispanic

6%

Non-U.S. Citizen

6%

Two or more races

3%

Asian

3%

White

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

1%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

69%

Socio-economic diversity

45% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

2

Total Online Enrollment

1,069

Student Location Breakout

11% 89%

Percent of Programs Online

99% On-campus

1% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Not offered

Associate Not offered

Bachelor's Not offered

Graduate Certificate Not offered

Master's 1% online

Doctorate 2% online

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

46%

State Grant Aid

3%

Institution Grant Aid

98%

Pell Grant

45%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,555
State Grant Aid $1,340
Institution Grant Aid $20,632
Pell Grant Aid $5,014

Financial Outlook

$40k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$25k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.