Howard University
#135 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 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

20,946

Acceptance

32%

Graduation Rate

60%

Median SAT Score

1212

Median ACT Score

24

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$24,966

Fees (in-state)

$1,790

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0-30K$37,167
30K-48K$38,412
48K-75K$41,177
75K-110K$42,971
110K+$43,189

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 20059-0001

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

#27 World Rank #20 USA Rank
Education
#34 World Rank #29 USA Rank
Social Work
#68 World Rank #36 USA Rank
Literature
#78 World Rank #41 USA Rank
Law
#80 World Rank #43 USA Rank
History
#80 World Rank #43 USA Rank
Anthropology
#62 World Rank #44 USA Rank
Political Science
#75 World Rank #50 USA Rank
Medical
#63 World Rank #52 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#84 World Rank #63 USA Rank
Nursing
#156 World Rank #76 USA Rank
Sociology
#136 World Rank #81 USA Rank
Psychology
#225 World Rank #86 USA Rank
Chemistry
#199 World Rank #88 USA Rank
Economics
#124 World Rank #95 USA Rank
Business
#131 World Rank #104 USA Rank
Communications
#305 World Rank #111 USA Rank
Mathematics
#316 World Rank #114 USA Rank
Philosophy
#342 World Rank #142 USA Rank
Engineering
#318 World Rank #144 USA Rank
Biology
#357 World Rank #177 USA Rank
Religious Studies

Other areas of influence

#139 World Rank #49 USA 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 Education, Social Work, and Political Science. Howard University’s most academically influential people include Toni Morrison, Zora Neale Hurston, and Thomas Sowell.

Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison

Afro-American writer

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Zora Neale Hurston
Zora Neale Hurston

African American folklorist, novelist, short story writer, and Civic Rights advocate

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Thomas Sowell
Thomas Sowell

American economist, social theorist, political philosopher and author

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Earl Lovelace

Trinidad and Tobago writer

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Amiri Baraka
Amiri Baraka

African-American writer

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Paul Laurence Dunbar
Paul Laurence Dunbar

American author

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Taban lo Liyong

African writer

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Sonia Sanchez
Sonia Sanchez

Poet, playwright and activist

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Emmet G. Sullivan
Emmet G. Sullivan

United States District Judge

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Charles Hamilton Houston
Charles Hamilton Houston

American lawyer

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Lasana M. Sekou
Lasana M. Sekou

Saint Martin writer

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Ta-Nehisi Coates
Ta-Nehisi Coates

Writer, journalist, and educator

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