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Howard University

Washington, DC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate35%

About Howard University

Howard University is a private, nonprofit university in the city of Washington, DC. Howard University was founded in 1867. The university currently enrolls around 12,065 students per year, including 8,964 undergraduates.

Howard University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Howard University. The acceptance rate at Howard University is 35%. Out of 29,396 applications received in 2022, 10,362 students were offered admission.

Howard University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 35%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 49%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 55%
Average GPA 3.7
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 55%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 27%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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Howard University is located Washington.

If you are interested in seeing Howard University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take I-395 to Washington, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Reagan National.

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College Info

2400 Sixth Street, NW Washington, DC 20059-0002

Campus Setting: Urban

Howard University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 8

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Howard University is Feb 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Howard University is Apr 8.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Howard University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1100 - 1270


Math SAT Range

530 - 640


Reading SAT Range

550 - 650

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1270 and Above


1100 to 1270


1100 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Howard University students is 1204. Applicants with SAT scores of 1270 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Howard University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1100 to 1270 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1100 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Howard University.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Howard University is like? There are approximately 12,065 students enrolled at Howard University, including 8,964 undergraduate students and 3,101 graduate students. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 2% percent are from DC and 98% percent of students are from other states.


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