Howard University

Howard University

Washington , United States
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U.S. News & World Report ranked Howard tied for 104th among national universities, and second among historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) for 2020. Howard is the only HBCU ranked in the top 40 on the Bloomberg Businessweek business school rankings. The Princeton Review ranked the school of business first in opportunities for minority students and in the top five for most competitive students. The National Law Journal ranked the law school among the top 25 in the nation for placing graduates at the most successful law firms

The 256-acre (1.04 km2; 0.400 sq mi) campus often referred to as "The Mecca" is in northwest Washington. Major improvements, additions, and changes occurred at the school in the aftermath of World War I. New buildings were built under the direction of architect Albert Cassell. Howard's buildings and plant have a value of $567.6 million.

Howard University has several historic landmarks on campus, such as Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel, Fredrick Douglass Memorial Hall, and the Founders Founders Library.

Entry requirements

1. Official SAT and ACT scores.Howard University typically requires applicants to be in the top 34 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1140 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. 

2.You will need very good grades in high school  to get into Howard University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Howard University was 3.54 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. 

3. Application for Admission via the Common Application.

4.Examples of national standardized examination certificates include CSEC, CAPE, BGCSE, GCE, GCSE, IGCSE, IB, and WASSCE

5.One letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor, principal, head of school, or school official submitted via Common App/Naviance or via mail. Letters sent via fax/email will not be accepted.

6. One letter of recommendation from a high school teacher submitted via Common App/Naviance or via mail. Letters sent via fax/email will not be accepted.

7.A score of 90 on the Internet based (IBT)  Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for applicants whose native language is not English. In lieu of the TOEFL (if not offered in your country), applicants may submit results from IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall score of a 6.5. 

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Student life

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