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Howard University

Washington, District of Columbia
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
5,575 Undergraduates
30% Admissions Rate
City: Large
HBCU
Mostly Women
Private
Region: South
Division 1
Size: Small
Doctoral
Howard University
2400 Sixth St NW
Washington, District of Columbia
20059-0001
(202) 806-6100
www.howard.edu

Howard University, known as HU or Howard, is a private, federally chartered and and historically black university, and one of the top 110 colleges in the nation. It is located in the urban setting of Washington, D.C. and its motto is “Veritas et Utilitas” or "Truth and Service.” Established in 1867, Howard now has 13 colleges and schools, and sits on more than 89 acres of land. The school’s Moorland-Spingarn Research Center is home to one of the largest collections of documents on the culture and history of people living in Africa, as well as around the world. Alumni include Rhodes and Fulbright Scholars and 10 Pickering Fellows. Notable alumni include Sean “Diddy” Combs, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, actress Taraji P. Henson, writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, novelist Toni Morrison, actor Chadwick Boseman, author Zora Neale Hurston and actor Anthony Anderson. The school’s colors are red, white and blue, its mascot is the Bison and its team nicknames are Bison and Lady Bison. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I – MEAC and varsity sports offered there include men’s soccer, basketball, tennis and swimming, and women’s soccer, basketball, tennis, lacrosse and volleyball.

Location

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America. Founded after the American Revolution as the seat of government of the newly independent country, Washington was named after George Washington, first President of the United States and Founding Father. Washington is the principal city of the Washington metropolitan area, which has a population of 6,131,977. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

96

restaurants score

Students
32%

Men

68%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

100%

Live On Campus

203

New Transfer Students

Admissions
30%

Acceptance Rate

16%

Enrollment Yield

1040-1240

SAT Range

18,225

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$22,712

Typical Cost

$25,697

Average Tuition

90%

Recieve Financial Aid

87%

Have Loans

$23,000

Median Debt

Academics
8.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

119

Doctorates Awareded

Journalism

Top Major

3

Faculty Awards

8

National Academy Members

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many clubs to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, nine fraternities and sororities on campus

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Football Conference:

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

Basketball Conference:

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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