Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university comprised of 14 schools and colleges. With a mission to provide exceptional educational experiences and opportunities, Howard is the top-ranked HBCU on U.S. News & World Report’s list of National Universities. The University also produces more minority doctoral graduates in computer science than any other university in the nation, and boasts nationally ranked programs in social work, business, education and communication sciences and disorders.

Academic Programs

  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Design
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Performing Arts
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Historically Black College and University (HBCU)
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

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A student who has never been admitted to a degree program at Howard University or any other post-secondary institution of higher education is considered a First Time in College (FTIC) student. This also includes dual enrollment students who have not yet graduated from high school. For first year admission, we consider students' secondary school academic record, optional standardized college entrance exams (SAT or ACT), leadership in school and community activities, unique talents and skills, and educational objectives.


Each year, Howard University welcomes hundreds of talented transfer students from institutions throughout the U.S. and the world. Transfer applicants are students who have completed academic studies at another college or university after graduating from high school. For transfer admission, we consider students' post-secondary school academic record, leadership in school and community activities, unique talents and skills, and educational objectives.

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Visiting Howard University provides students with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the Howard Experience and to interact with our students, faculty and staff. Our campus visit program is designed to provide our guests with information about our wide range of academic programs, the admission process, financial aid, and student life on campus. Visitors will attend an information session led by an Admission Officer or a Student Ambassador, followed by a walking tour of the University’s main campus. Appointments can be scheduled at

Howard University offers an undergraduate environment that develops high achieving students who pursue degrees in an wide array of academic disciplines. Faculty, administrators, staff, and students contribute to a campus atmosphere of expected high achievement that encourages students to recognize the importance of self-discipline, leadership, collaboration and service to others.

Anthony Wutoh, Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Admissions office

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2400 Sixth Street, NW, Suite 111
Washington, DC 20059, United States of America

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