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Howard University was awarded 157 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other communication disorders sciences and services.
College Factual ranked Howard as #472 out of 2,241 colleges and universities in the country on its 2023 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Howard held the #819 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.
Howard also holds the #6 spot on the Best Colleges in District of Columbia ranking.
Howard University has an acceptance rate of 39%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Howard.
About 78% of students accepted to Howard submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 640. Math scores were between 550 and 620.
Learn more about Howard University admissions.
The student to faculty ratio at Howard is an impressive 12 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.
Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.
The full-time faculty percentage at Howard University is 77%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.
The freshmen retention rate of 90% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Howard University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.
Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Howard the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 46%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%
Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Howard University.
During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 7,857 undergraduates at Howard with 7,497 being full-time and 360 being part-time.
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The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Howard, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Howard, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $7,082 a year. That adds up to $28,328 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Howard is 6.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
See which majors at Howard University make the most money.
Get more details about the location of Howard University.
Contact details for Howard are given below.
|Address:||2400 Sixth St Nw, Washington, DC 20059|
|Most Popular Majors||Bachelor’s Degrees||Average Salary of Graduates|
|Political Science & Government||117||$31,844|
|Public Relations & Advertising||115||$34,119|
|Health & Physical Education||79||$32,089|
|Communication & Journalism (Other)||73||$27,756|
|Management Information Systems||44||$74,153|
|Finance & Financial Management||43||$72,085|
Learn more about the majors offered at Howard University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.
Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.
In 2019-2020, 3,565 students took at least one online class at Howard University. This is an increase from the 1,069 students who took online classes the previous year.
|Year||Took at Least One Online Class||Took All Classes Online|
Learn more about online learning at Howard University.
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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
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