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#131 Overall Influence #220 Desirability Rank

Howard University

University in Washington D.C.

Howard University (HU) was founded in 1867 as an institution of higher education for recently freed African slaves. HU is organized into 13 schools and colleges, which together provide over 120 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees and certificates—more than are offered by any other historically black university or college in the nation.

HU is especially known for its STEM programs, as well as its programs in social work, in business, and in communication. In addition, HU offers some 470 online courses leading to undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees and certificates.

HU is associated with two Nobel laureates: the novelist, Toni Morrison for literature and the diplomat, Ralph Bunche for peace.

Among the many other distinguished HU-connected individuals, we may mention:

HU is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

From Wikipedia

Howard University is a private, federally chartered historically black research university in Washington, D.C. It is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity" and accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Source: Wikipedia

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

24,325

Acceptance

39%

Graduation Rate

64%

Median SAT Score

1205

Median ACT Score

24

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$26,464

Fees (in-state)

$1,976

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$37,757
30K - 48K$39,858
48K - 75K$42,870
75K - 110K$44,482
110K+$44,624

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$54,500

Employed

91%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

8K

Under-Grads

7K

Graduates

1K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

2400 Sixth St NW, Washington DC 20059

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

46 per 100K

Violent Crime

11 per 100K

What is Howard University known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#40 World Rank
Law
#38 World Rank
Education
#41 World Rank
Political Science
#79 World Rank
Medical
#116 World Rank
Literature
#45 World Rank
History
#149 World Rank
Business
#231 World Rank
Biology
#223 World Rank
Mathematics
#81 World Rank
Communications
#303 World Rank
Engineering
#159 World Rank
Psychology
#294 World Rank
Philosophy
#207 World Rank
Economics
#345 World Rank
Chemistry
#106 World Rank
Sociology
#13 World Rank
Social Work
#394 World Rank
Physics
#412 World Rank
Computer Science
#81 World Rank
Criminal Justice
#112 World Rank
Nursing

Other areas of influence

#122 World Rank
Anthropology
#139 World Rank
Religious Studies
#287 World Rank
Earth Sciences

Influential People

Who are Howard University's Most influential alumni?

Howard University 's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Social Work, Education, and Law

Anna Easter Brown

Anna Easter Brown

American co-founder of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority

Dirk Ballendorf

Guamanian historian

Aileen Hernandez

Aileen Hernandez

American union organizer and civil rights activist

Carl J. Murphy

American journalist

Dorothy B. Porter

Dorothy B. Porter

American librarian

Lena Frances Edwards

Lena Frances Edwards

American doctor

Daniel G. Hill

Canadian academic

Caroline Still Anderson

Caroline Still Anderson

American physician, educator, and activist

Wesley A. Brown

Wesley A. Brown

American naval officer

Jeanne L. Noble

Jeanne L. Noble

American academic

Akpan Hogan Ekpo

Akpan Hogan Ekpo

Nigerian economist

Stanley Greaves

Guyanese painter