- Listing Type: Colleges & Universities
- Top Majors: Biological Sciences, Business and Entrepreneurship, Communications, Health Care, Psychology and Counseling, Social Services, STEM
- Degrees Awarded: 4 Year
- Type: Private
- Campus Setting: Urban
- Testing Requirements: Required
- Country: United States
- In State Tuition: $28,440
- Out of State Tuition: $28,440
- Delivery: Day, Residential
- Affiliation: The Common App, Army ROTC, Navy ROTC, Air Force ROTC, Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU)
- Religious Affiliation: None
- CEEB: 5297
- IPED: 131520
Howard University is a private federally chartered historically black research university in Washington, D.C., US. It is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity". To study at Howard University is choosing an institution that is experienced, dynamic, and diverse – with a tradition of quality education since 1867 provided by the constant engagement of its faculty toward the students and their needs, and by its rich campus social and cultural life.
With such a diverse student body, it comes as little surprise that life thrives on the Howard University Campus. Whatever your particular interest – culture, religion, sports, art, music, theater, politics – you will be assured of linking up with others who share it.
Coming to Howard is about connecting – with the life of the mind, the heart of a tradition, and the soul of a people. In addition, coming to Howard means connecting with the future – with success in your education and your chosen careers.
Students pursue studies in more than 140 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. To date, Howard has awarded more than 120,000 degrees in the arts, the sciences, and the humanities, and more on-campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. The historic main campus sits on a hilltop in Northwest Washington blocks from the storied U Street and Howard Theatre. We are two miles from the U.S. Capitol where many students intern, and scores of alumni shape national and foreign policy.
Howard is a leader in STEM fields. The National Science Foundation has ranked Howard as the top producer of African-American undergraduates who later earn science and engineering doctoral degrees. The University also boasts nationally ranked programs in social work, business and communications.