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Academics

Noted for “outstanding achievements as an institution as well as the accomplishments of a great majority of its alumni,” Howard University takes great pride in preparing students “to compete on a local and global level.” With “inspiring faculty and a perspective that cannot be found anywhere else,” the school “breeds pride and excellence” and is a “formidable force in producing African American intellectuals.” “Howard University is more than a place to get an education, it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that not only strengthens your mind, but also your spirit and pride in who you are as a person and who you have the potential to become,” says an appreciative student. Other undergrads add, “I wanted the experience of attending a Historically Black College,” with a rich tradition and history. “Once you become a Bison,” you experience “the sense of being a part of such a tremendous legacy.” Students here believe that a Howard education is wonderful preparation for life in today’s competitive employment environment. “Howard pushes you and teaches patience.” Professors are admired for being able to “bridge the gap between the real world and the textbook”; “it is up to you to apply information outside of class through internships and supplementary experiences.” They are “supportive and helpful,” have “a genuine interest in their subject,” and they make sure “course material is appropriate.” Discussions are encouraged, which “helps to solidify understanding.... I am able to have a voice in the class and share my opinion.” Networking opportunities are abundant, and job placement upon graduation is high.

Student Body

At Howard University, there is at least one commonality everyone can agree on: students are busy. “At any given time a student at Howard can be found taking a full course load, working, and interning.” Extracurricular activities and community service are also on the plate of many Howard undergraduates. Students are often described as “friendly, outgoing, stylish, and fashionable.” The campus exudes “a culture of achievement and encouragement”; “most students are very goal-oriented and driven.” “A Howardite is very career-oriented and knows what he or she wants to do after graduation.” Students here are also “very socially conscious.” Geographic diversity is prevalent, and “Howard students are educated to think on a global scale.” “Students are very accepting of each other and their backgrounds”; “we are an ever-changing, comprehensive, innovative, and supportive community.” Meaningful conversation is prevalent, with many “discussions surrounding social and political issues.” “Howard represents the best of the educated and progressive African American community.”

Campus Life

A common theme heard throughout Howard University is how “students are very tight-knit and supportive of one another.” “Dormitories are lively,” and “life is fast-paced.” School events are normally a “major part of the social calendar,” and there is great encouragement for students “to be involved in campus organizations and student government.” While there are many Greeks on campus, “the main focus of our Greek life is community service. Any social event or gathering that is hosted by the Greeks normally has most or all of the proceeds going to a charity or community service project.” There are also “student-run organizations that work in the community,” providing “opportunities to be a part of something bigger than you.” Students obviously love taking advantage of all of the opportunities the Washington, D.C., area provides. The Metro is a popular form of transportation, with the station “very easily accessible from the main Howard University campus.” Many locations are Metro-accessible, but you must be cognizant of operating hours.

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Address
2400 6th St NW Suite 111
Washington, DC 20059

Phone
(800) 822-6363


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Founders Library
Rankin Chapel
Punchout
Ira Aldridge Theatre
Burr Gymnasium

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Smithsonian Institute
National Mall and Monuments
Library of Congress
Arlington National Cemetery
Smithsonian

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
8am-5pm
(800) 822-6363

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon-Fri 10am-3pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
scheduled

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
campustour@howard.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Limitations
N/A

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Washington National Airport is approximately 8 miles from campus. Taxis and subways are available for the trip from the airport to campus. For public transportation information, as well as for Amtrak trains and Greyhound buses, call the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (202-637-7000) on arrival.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-95 S. and continue until it becomes the Capital Beltway E. Exit to the Baltimore-Washington Pkwy. South. At the intersection with U.S. Rte. 50, head west (toward the center of Washington). This becomes New York Ave. Turn right (north) on 6th St. until you reach the University. From I-95 N., exit to I-395 N. (Shirley Memorial Hwy.) and cross the Potomac River. Exit to U.S. Rte. 1/50 N., which becomes 6th St. Leave Rte. 1/50 and stay on 6th St. until you reach the University.

Local Accommodations
Selections in Washington include the Courtyard Washington Northwest at 1900 Connecticut Avenue (at $159 and up per night). If you choose, you may stay in Georgetown where the facilities are more expensive and where there is more to see and the store are more diverse.

Admissions

Applicants: 24,325
Acceptance Rate: 39%
Average HS GPA: 3.60







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