How much does Howard University cost?

Howard University Cost of Attendance
In-state $26,756
Out-of-state $26,756
On-Campus Room and Board $13,895
Off-Campus Room and Board
Average Annual Cost $19,196
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $37,167
$30,000-$48,000 $38,412
$48,000-$75,000 $41,177
$75,000-$110,000 $42,971
Over $110,000 $43,189

Howard University Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 96% $21,235
Federal Grants 49% $5,079
Pell grants 49% $4,937
Other federal grants 4% $2,960
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 2% $1,168
Institutional grants or scholarships 80% $22,855
Student loan aid 62% $6,910
Federal student loans 59% $6,794
Other student loans 6% $16,339

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Play a sport 155 Up to $1,500
Do an extracurricular activity 303 Up to $3,000
Attend a summer program 154 Up to $4,500
Visit a college campus 305 Up to $8,500
Take a challenging class 315 Up to $3,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 220 Up to $2,000
Do community service 304 Up to $500
Have work experience 203 Up to $12,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Howard University Admissions

What is Howard University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 32%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 75% of applicants
SAT Reading 590-650
SAT Math 550-635
SAT Writing 500-600
ACT Submissions 42% of applicants
Composite Score 22-27

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Howard University Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 6354
Living on campus
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

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About Howard University

Howard University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research intensive and historically Black private university, provides an educational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels to students of high academic standing and potential, with particular emphasis upon educational opportunities for Black students. Moreover, the University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching, research and service, committed to the development of distinguished, historically aware, and compassionate graduates and to the discovery of solutions to human problems in the United States and throughout the world. With an abiding interest in both domestic and international affairs, the University is committed to continuing to produce leaders for America and the global community.


2400 Sixth St NW
Washington, DC

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Research Universities
Setting Large City
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