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Howard University

Contact Information

2400 Sixth Street NW
Washington, DC 20059
(202) 806-2700
(800) 469-2738
Fax: (202) 806-4467
admissions@howard.edu

Admissions Profiles

Selectivity  
Selectivity: selective
Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 48.5%
Early decision acceptance rate: 71%
Early action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students): N/A
Fall 2008 Applications, Acceptances, and Enrollments  
Number of applicants: 9,750
Number of applicants accepted: 4,731
Freshman enrollment for Fall 2008: 1,464
Percent of incoming freshmen who applied by either early acceptance or early action: N/A
Number of male applicants: 3,016
Number of male applicants accepted for Fall 2008: 1,489
Male freshman enrollment: 462
Number of female applicants: 6,734
Number of female applicants accepted: 3,242
Female freshman enrollment: 1,002
Wait List  
Does the school have a waiting list? No
Number of applicants placed on a waiting list: N/A
Number of students on the wait list accepted: N/A
Number of students enrolled from a waiting list: N/A
High School Rank  
Percent of first-year students submitting high school class standing: 51%
2008 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 26%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2008): 55%
Freshmen in top 50 percent of high school class (2008): 84%
High School GPA  
Percent of first-year students submitting high school GPA: 98%
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Fall 2008 Freshmen Average SAT Scores  
Percent of first-year students submitting SAT scores: 79%
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range: 470-670
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 460-680
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 430-670
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range: N/A
Percent with SAT Critical Reading scores in the 700-800 range: 2%
Percent with SAT Critical Reading scores in the 600-699 range: 18%
Percent with SAT Critical Reading scores in the 500-599 range: 52%
Percent with SAT Critical Reading scores in the 400-499 range: 28%
Percent with SAT Critical Reading scores in the 300-399 range: 1%
Percent with SAT Critical Reading scores in the 200-299 range: 0%
Percent with SAT Math scores in the 700-800 range: 2%
Percent with SAT Math scores in the 600-699 range: 16%
Percent with SAT Math scores in the 500-599 range: 52%
Percent with SAT Math scores in the 400-499 range: 30%
Percent with SAT Math scores in the 300-399 range: 0%
Percent with SAT Math scores in the 200-299 range: 0%
Fall 2008 Freshmen Average ACT Scores  
Percent of first-year students submitting ACT scores 44%
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range: N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range: N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range: 19-29
Percent with ACT English scores in the 30-36 range: 10%
Percent with ACT English scores in the 24-29 range: 39%
Percent with ACT English scores in the 18-23 range: 45%
Percent with ACT English scores in the 12-17 range: 5%
Percent with ACT English scores in the 6-11 range: 0%
Percent with ACT English scores below 6: 0%
Percent with ACT Math scores in the 30-36 range: 4%
Percent with ACT Math scores in the 24-29 range: 32%
Percent with ACT Math scores in the 18-23 range: 52%
Percent with ACT Math scores in the 12-17 range: 13%
Percent with ACT Math scores in the 6-11 range: 0%
Percent with ACT Math scores below 6: 0%
Percent with ACT Composite scores in the 30-36 range: 4%
Percent with ACT Composite scores in the 24-29 range: 35%
Percent with ACT Composite scores in the 18-23 range: 58%
Percent with ACT Composite scores in the 12-17 range: 3%
Percent with ACT Composite scores in the 6-11 range: 0%
Percent with ACT Composite scores below 6: 0%

TOEFL
TOEFL requirement? N/A
May the TOEFL be submitted in place of the SAT or ACT? No
Minimum TOEFL score required (paper test): 550
Minimum TOEFL score required (computer test): 213
Average TOEFL score (paper test): 550
Average TOEFL score (computer test): 213

 

More about Howard University

Website: http://www.howard.edu
Address: 2400 Sixth St NW , Washington , District of Columbia - 20059-0001
Phone: (202) 806-6100
GENERAL INFORMATION
Type
Four or more years Private not-for-profit
Awards offered Less then 1 year certificate, 2 but less than 4 years certificate, Bachelor's, Master's, Post-master's certificate, Doctorate, First professional degree, First professional certificate
Campus setting
Large City
Campus housing Yes
Carnegie classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Athletics (football) NCAA, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Religious affiliation Not applicable
Calendar system Semester
Remedial services Yes
Academic/career counseling service Yes
Employment services for students Yes
Placement services for completers Yes
On-campus daycare No
Distance learning Yes
ROTC Yes
Study abroad Yes
Weekend/evening college No
ADMISSIONS: INFORMATION
Application fee $45
STATISTICS
TOTAL
MEN
WOMEN
Applicants
9,750
3,016
6,734
Percent admitted
49%
49%
48%
Admitted applicants who enrolled
31%
31%
31%
TEST SCORES
P 25
P 75
SAT Critical reading
470
670
SAT Math
460
680
SAT Writing
430
680
ACT Composite
19
29
ACT English
18
30
ACT Math
18
29
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Admissions test scores Required
COST
EXPENSES AMOUNT
In-state tuition $14,205
Out-of-state tuition $14,205
Books and supplies $1,200
On-campus room and board $7,436
On-campus other expenses $1,900
FINANCIAL AID
TYPE
AVG %
AVG AMOUNT
Financial aid
80%
-
Federal grant aid
42%
$3,319
State or local grant aid
0%
$3,348
Institutional grant aid
38%
-
Loan aid
72%
$12,971
STUDENT BODY
ENROLLMENT
TOTAL
% MEN
% WOMEN
Enrolled
10,320
35%
65%
Estimated undergraduates enrolled 7,165
Estimated graduates enrolled 1,962
Undergraduates 24 years old 88%
Undergraduates 25 - 65 years old 9%
GRADUATION RATE
Total 65%
Men 52%
Women 72%
Bachelor's degree - 4 years 45%
Bachelor's degree - 5 years 61%
Bachelor's degree - 6 years 65%

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