Admissions Information

The application fee is $45 for applying undergraduate school and $75 for graduate school at Howard University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$45
Graduate Application Fees$75
Online Application
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree Offered2-4 Year Certificate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2020-21, the acceptance rate is 38.64% and the yield is 25.11%. 7,001 men and 17,324 women applied to HU and 2,755 men and 6,643 women students were accepted. Among them, 655 men and 1,705 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2020). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
Acceptance Rate 38.64%39.35%38.35%
Yield 25.11%23.77%25.67%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2020-2021, 1,837 students (78% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 871 students (37%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 640 and the 25th percentile is 580. The SAT Math score is 620 (75th) and 550 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 26 (75th percentile) and 22 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing580640
SAT Math550620
ACT Composite2226
ACT Math2026
ACT English2228
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Howard University are low when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,273, ACT: 80 - Private (not-for-profit) Research University (high research activity)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, Recommendations, and Formal Demonstration of Competencies to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Howard University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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HU Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankConsidered but not Required
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended

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