Howard University

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 Howard University

Howard University is a private, federally chartered historically black research university located in Washington D.C, United States. It is categorized as “R2: Doctoral Universities – High Research Activity. The motto of the university is “Truth and Service”. The university got its accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The official website of the university is .

Howard University, USP

Howard University has awarded more than 100,000 degrees in the professions, arts, sciences and humanities. Howard University ranks among the highest producers of the nation’s black professionals in medicine, pharmacy, engineering, dentistry, nursing, architecture, religion, law, music, social work and education. It is among the top universities of the United States.

Howard University, Campus

The campus of Howard University is often referred to as “The Mecca”. It is located in northwest Washington D.C. The campus includes Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel, Frederick Douglass Memorial Hall, Founders Library and Gallery of Arts. It has nine residence halls for students. University Hospital was opened in 1975 on the eastern end of the campus. 

Howard University, Library

The Howard University library system has eight branches and centers that are- 

  • The Founders Library – It is the main library of the university.
  • The School of Business Library
  • The School of Divinity Library
  • The School of Social Work Library
  • The Moorland-Spingarn Research Center
  • The Channing Pollock Theater Collection
  • The Patent and Trademark Resource Center
  • The Undergraduate Library
  • Afro-American Studies Center

Howard University, Schools and Colleges

The schools and colleges of the Howard University are – 

  • College of Engineering and Architecture
  • College of Nursing & Allied Health Sciences
  • College of Pharmacy
  • Howard University College of Arts and Sciences
  • Howard University College of Dentistry
  • Howard University School of Business
  • Howard University School of Communication
  • Howard University College of Medicine
  • Howard University School of Law
  • Middle School of Mathematics and Science
  • School of Divinity
  • School of Education
  • School of Social work

Howard University, Courses

Some of the courses of the Howard University are – 

  • Accounting
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • English
  • Finance
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Political Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Spanish

Students can further fid the courses of their choice on the official website of the university that is 

Howard University, Alumni

The notable alumni of the Howard University are – 

  • Kamala Harris – Vice President of United States
  • Thurgood Marshall – Supreme Court Judge
  • Mike Espy – Secretary of Agriculture
  • Edward Brooke – Senator
  • David Dinkins – Mayor of New York City
  • Ras Baraka – Mayor of Newark
  • Zora Neale Hurston – Author
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates – Writer 
  • Chadwick Boseman – Actor
  • Kamran Diba – Architect

Howard University, Rankings and Achievements

The rankings of the Howard University are – 

  • The university ranked 581-590 by QS World University Ranking.
  • It was ranked 901-1000 by ARWU.
  • The university ranked 201-250 by THE.
  • It was ranked 761 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • It also ranked 388 by Forbes and 141 by Washington Monthly at national level.

Howard University, Student life


Some of the events hosts by the Howard University are – 

  • Howard Homecoming – It is the most prominent and richest cultural tradition of the institution. It includes Homecoming Football game and Tailgate, Pep rally, Greek step-show, Fashion show and Coronation ball.
  • Springfest – It is an annual fest organized by the Undergraduate Student Association to celebrate spring. 
  • Bison Ball - It is an annual black tie gala hosted by Howard University Student Association.
  • Resfest – it involves freshmen living in residence halls on campus and competing in several competitions, debates and step shows.


Howard University is a member of NCAA Division I varsity teams competition. It primarily competes in the Mid Eastern Athletic Conference. The Howard University provides many varsity sports to their students that include Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Handball, Swimming and Diving, Cross-Country, Baseball, Soccer, Country Race and Hockey.


The Howard University has nine residence hall in its campus that are – 

  • Drew Hall
  • College North Hall
  • The Harriet Tubman Quadrangle
  • Cook Hall
  • Bethune Annex
  • Plaza Tower West
  • College Hall South
  • Plaza Towers East

Howard University, Top Landmarks

The famous places to visit around Howard University are – 

  • Smithsonian Garden
  • Blue Fern Travel
  • The 930 Club
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • District Flea
  • African-American Civil War Memorial & Museum
  • Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
  • Wet Dog Tavern
  • The Magic Duel
  • National Air and Space Museum

Howard University, Food and Drink

  • Howard Delicatessen
  • Dulcinea Bar and Grill
  • Mama Chuy Dc
  • Salt and Pepper Grill Indian & Pakistani Cuisine
  • Five Guys
  • Negril – DC
  • Sankofa Café
  • McDonald’s
  • Food Corner Kabob and Rossetria 
  • Potbelly Sandwich Shop
  • Napoli Pasta Bar

Howard University, Entry Requirements

The entry requirements of the Howard University are – 

  • GPA score of 3.5 or more
  • ACT score between 22-27
  • SAT score of 1130 and above
  • IELTS score of average 6.5
  • TOEFL score of 550

Students can further check their eligibility according to their desired course on the official website of the university that is 

Howard University, Acceptance Rate 

The acceptance rate of Howard University is 39 %.

Howard University, Scholarship

The aids of Howard University are available from various sources such as Senators, Delegates, federal government, community groups and departments. The students have to fill the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and provide other information and requirements to get the aid. International students have to fill IFSAA (International Student Financial Aid Application), it determines the need based eligibility for institutional aid.

Where to apply

Students can directly apply on the official website of the Howard University that is

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IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in United States of America. To be able to get a successful admission in Howard University in United States of America students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5.

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Howard University Cost of studies


Bachelors: $24,996

Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Howard University Deadlines

Undergraduate: Fall-February 15, Spring-September 1, Summer-February 1

Graduate: January 15

Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

Howard University Rankings


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901 -1000
251 -300
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