If you are thinking about applying to Howard University, the regular decision application deadline is February 15 and the fee for the application is $45. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for an application fee waiver.
Students who apply for Fall should hear back from Howard University by December 20.
Howard University offers early decision and also offers early action Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! Howard University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 20.
The early decision acceptance rate at Howard University is 38%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 39%. Howard University accepts about 55% of early action applicants* and 39% all applicants for all deadlines.. In 2021, Howard University admitted 138 of the 368 students who applied early decison. In 2021, Howard University admitted 4,549 of the 8,314 who applied early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into Howard University is moderately difficult. Howard University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Howard University **accepted 39% of students, around 9,398 of the 24,325 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Howard University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
To apply, all applicants to Howard University must submit the following items. Double check with Howard University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Other Requirements||√||√||Standardized test scores required; campus visit recommended|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Howard University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Out of all students that were admitted, 44.7% submitted a class rank. At Howard University 27% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 59% were in the top 25% and 89% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Howard University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||31%|
|3.50 and 3.74||29.3%|
|3.25 and 3.49||19.2%|
|3.00 and 3.24||12.1%|
|2.50 and 2.9||1.2%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.1%|
|Howard University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
Howard University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 78% of Howard University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 37% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Howard University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1140 and 1260 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Howard University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1260 and 25% of scored lower than 1140, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Howard University student is 1204.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Howard University students scored 620 or higher and 75% of students scored 580 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Howard University students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 580 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Howard University, you should strive to earn between 22 and 26 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Howard University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.
A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Howard University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Howard University.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Howard University during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Howard University?
Students who are admitted to Howard University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does Howard University accept transfer credits?
Howard University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Howard University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Howard University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Howard University?
Howard University. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is Howard University's acceptance rate?
Howard University's acceptance rate is [rate]%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Howard University?
Howard University's early decision acceptance rate was 38% in 2021.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Howard University?
The early action acceptance rate at Howard University was 55% in 2021.
How hard is it to get into Howard University? Howard University is a somewhat selective institution. The Howard University acceptance rate is 39%. This means that the institution accepts 38 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Howard University is Feb 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Howard University is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Howard University is 25. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Howard University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1260 and Above
1140 to 1260
1140 and Less
The median SAT score for Howard University students is 1204. Applicants with SAT scores of 1260 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Howard University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1140 to 1260 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1140 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Howard University.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Howard University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.6. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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