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Howard University was established on March 2, 1867 and is a private nonsectarian university situated in Washington, D. C. HBCU has more than 3, 000 staff and serves over 7, 000 undergraduates. The university is positioned on 258 acres of land, and offers degrees and programs in various fields of studies. HBCU has played a vital role in American History on several occasions. Howard University's teams are nicknamed Bison, and the official colors of the university are blue, white and red. Its athletic teams participate in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Eminent alumni of the university are Ossie Davis, actor; Toni Morrison, Nobel Laureate; and Supreme court Justice Richard Smallwood.

Profile of Howard UniversityThe campus of Howard is in Washington, DC, which is a large city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at Howard include, at the school's highest level, the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The range of program offerings available from the school is especially impressive compared to its number of students. Howard is known for its programs in medicine and media.

Howard Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 460. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 440 and 650.

The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Howard has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 10, 125 students enrolled (9, 543 full-time equivalent). Howard has a large minority student population.

Student Life
The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Howard offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The mission of Howard University as a comprehensive, research-oriented, predominantly African-American university is to provide an educational experience of exceptional quality at reasonable cost to students of high academic potential. Particular emphasis is placed upon providing educational opportunities for African-American men and women and for other historically disenfranchised groups. Furthermore, Howard university is dedicated to attracting, sustaining, and developing a cadre of faculty who, through their teaching and research, are committed to producing distinguished and compassionate graduates who seek solutions to human and social problems in the United States and throughout the world. "Howard Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management298finance, business management, marketing studies, business and related services, international business, accounting, fashion merchandising, insurance
Media275journalism, radio and television, broadcast journalism, communication and journalism, communication studies, media studies
Medicine248medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, public health courses
Liberal Arts230political science, English, sociology, economics, history, Spanish language, African-American studies, anthropology, . . .
Science182biology, chemistry, genetics, physics, physiology, bacteriology, biochemistry, atmospheric sciences, . . .
Therapy and Counselling167psychology, physical therapy, communication disorders services, Counselling psychology, educational psychology, school psychology
Law141law, legal professions
Family and Social Work133social work, public administration, consumer economics, child development
Nursing and Emergency Medicine99registered nursing
Engineering99electrical engineering, civil engineering, systems engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering
Religion and Philosophy86ministry, theology, theological and ministerial studies, philosophy
Medical Support and Technology67physician assistant, dental hygienist, clinical lab tech, radiation therapist
Medical administration62health and medical administrative, clinical assistant, health care administration
Education and Teaching43educational administration, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, school Counselling, special ed, education courses, physical education teaching, . . .
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy37parks and recreation studies, nutrition sciences, occupational therapy, health and fitness, health and physical education, rehabilitation
Computer Science and Engineering33information science, systems analyst
Drama and Performing Arts29theatre arts management, dance, drama
Security and Law Enforcement22criminal justice and safety
Art Studies22art studies
Architecture and Planning20architecture
Photography and Commercial Art10film studies
Hospitality7hospitality management
Design6interior design, fashion design
Contact: HowardHoward University

2400 Sixth St NW

Washington, DC 20059-0001

General Phone: (202) 806-6100


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