Howard University

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Howard University


  • 66% have a job after 6 months
  • 82% have a job after 1 year
  • 90% have a job after 2 years


$12,985 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

February 15

Application fee


Educational Resources


Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center Library Afro-American Studies Resource Center The Moorland-Spingarn Research Center The Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library, Founders Library, The Howard University Law Library(renamed The Louis Stokes Law Library)

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 2,162,556 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 12,216 current serial subscriptions.
  • 3,700,000 microforms.
  • 241,345 Audio/Visual items.
  • 89 e-books.

Museums & Art

Howard University Gallery of Art; Howard University Television, WHUT-TV; Howard's commercial radio station,WHUR-FM; Howard University Hospital; Howard University Museum Ralpf J. Bunche International Affairs Center



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 2,319 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 1,600 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 425 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 2,319 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 4,531 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are not permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 5,000 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance


reading, math, writing, study skills


minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 55% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 15% of housing units are Singles.
  • 57% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 8% of housing units are Triples.
  • 20% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 17 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 40% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Howard University Homecoming Program; Commencement Week; Convocation; Residence Halls Week; Howard University Radio Station; WHUR-FM (96. 3); WHUT-TV; International Student Night; Howard's Musicl Theatre's Productions in Ira Aldridge; James Porter Colloquium, a two-day event featuring artists and scholars; Lecture Series in Fashion Merchandising featuring professional models, CEOs of custom clothing, designers etc. , Spring Black Arts Festival; Bison Ball, Graduate Roundtable Discussions; Weekend at the Mecca.
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 225 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Allied Health Sciences Epsilon Tau, Sigma Honor Society, Alpha Epsilon Rho* Broadcasting, Alpha kappa Delta, International Sociological Honor Society, Beta Gamma Sigma Honorary Society-*Business Administration, Beta kappa Chi Scientific education/Applied Science, Chi Eta Phi Sorority- Education/Service/Health Care in the Community, Frederick Douglas Honor Society - Academic Excellence and Public Service, Golden Key National Honor Society - Scholastic Achievement and Excellence, Phi Sigma Pi - Knowledge and professional Skills through Leadership, Pi Sigma Alpha National Honor Society- Political Science, Pi Theta Epsilon - Occupational Therapy Honor Society, Rho Chi Society - Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing - Gamma beta Chapter, Tau Beta Pi Honor Society, Engineering.
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Absolom Jones Student Association, Adventist Student Association, Alpha Omega Steppers for Christ, Azusa Campus Ministries, Baha'i Club of Howard, Baptist Student Union, Campus Crusade for Christ, Campus Mosque - Howard University, Church of Christ Student Fellowship, International Alliance of Christian Students(formerly Noonday), Muslim Students of Howard University, The Newman Club, Rejoice in Christ Ministries, Tom Skinner Associates, William J. Seymour Pentacostal Fellowship.
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African Student Association, Asian Student Association, Bahamian Student Association, Bermuda Student Association, Caribbean Student Association, Haitian Student Association, International Student Association, African law Students of Howard University, Ethiopian Rastafari Community of Howard University, Afro-Latino Making Alliance.
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) There are 28 State Clubs; There is the Bicyclists Club, Bison Billiards Club, Crew Club, Gymnastics Troupe, Judo Club; over 70 professional organizations including the MBA Association, Finance Club, French Club, Computer Based Information Systems Club, Biology Graduate Students Association, Chemistry Graduate Student Association, Intl. Assn of Students in Economics and Business, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Institute of Architecture Students, American Chemical Society Students, Political Science Society, Society for the Advancement of Management, WHBC Radio(Student-Run Radio, Society for Systems and Computer Science, Public Relations Student Society of America, National Association of Black Accountants, Anthropology Society, American Society of Civil Engineers, Academy of Students of Pharmacy, Abram Harris Economic Society.
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Hilltop (daily), The Community News (weekly), The New Barrister (twice a semester), MATRIX (per semester), CEACS (monthly)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Alexandria (10), Reston, Virginia (30)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Washington, DC (2)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Washington, DC (2)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 5% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 10% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 4,500
  • Freshman are discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 10 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 2% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 8 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 1% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited

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