About Howard University

Tuition, Cost, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Admission Rates

How much does Howard University cost?

Howard University Cost of Attendance
In-state $24,908
Out-of-state $24,908
On-Campus Room and Board $13,280
Off-Campus Room and Board
Average Annual Cost $22,712
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000
Over $110,000

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 90% $17,396
Federal Grants 48% $5,017
Pell grants 47% $4,496
Other federal grants 4% $3,861
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 3% $962
Institutional grants or scholarships 61% $21,003
Student loan aid 56% $7,846
Federal student loans 54% $6,938
Other student loans 5% $20,041

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Do community service 248 Up to $75
Attend a summer program 117 Up to $4,500
Take a challenging class 274 Up to $3,000
Take a foreign language class 148 Up to $3,000
Play a sport 132 Up to $600
Have perfect attendance for a year 187 Up to $750

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Howard University Admissions

What is Howard University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 30%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 66% of applicants
SAT Reading 520-620
SAT Math 520-620
SAT Writing 500-600
ACT Submissions 51% of applicants
Composite Score 22-28

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Howard University Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 7203
Living on campus
Transfer Students 24%
Under Age 25 28%
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

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

Howard University Graduation Success


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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
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify