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College Deliberately: Howard University

Howard University is a large, private not-for-profit, four-year University that emphasizes research, culture and career located in the city of Washington, DC. It is known for Law, Biology/Biological Sciences and Medicine.

Howard University

place 2400 Sixth St NW, Washington, DC 20059
phone Phone: (202) 806-6100
web Web: http://www.howard.edu/
  • Howard University is also known as:
    Howard University, HU

Accreditation

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Institution Accreditation Agency Status First Accredited Next Review
Howard University Middle States Commission on Higher Education Accredited 1921-01-01 2028-01-01
The complete list of accredited programs and locations for Howard University is available for members.
Accreditors certify that the institution upholds high academic standards, and acts with integrity towards its students. Most institutions are reviewed on a 10-year cycle, with follow-up reviews at the 5-year mark.
See About Accreditation for more information, as well as links to the US Department of Education, which should verify the same info. If the institution’s accreditation standing is in doubt, it is listed here as a ‘note’ or ‘review.’

Links

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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.

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Top and bottom 5 key words or phrases for Howard University. Postive values are words or phrases that appear in the web pages of Howard University and not in the web pages of peer institutions. Negative values appear in the web pages of peer institutions and not in the web page of Howard University.
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Student Centeredness

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The extent to which the institution’s website emphasizes students, as opposed to research, athletics or other pursuits, compared with peer institutions.

Student Services

Students with disabilities:
8% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
‘Disability’ can include blindness or visual impairment that cannot be corrected by wearing glasses; hearing impairment (e.g., deaf or hard of hearing); orthopedic or mobility impairment; speech or language impairment; learning, mental, emotional, or psychiatric condition (e.g., serious learning disability, depression, ADD, or ADHD); or other health impairment or problem.

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Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship
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Doctor’s degree – professional practice
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Howard University is in NCAA Division I-Football Championship Subdivision. The largest three sports are:
Sport Total Athletes
Football Men’s 103
Track and Field Indoor Women’s 38
Track and Field Outdoor Women’s 38

The complete list of sports at Howard University is available for members.

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Tuition for Howard University is in the 74 percentile of all colleges and universities, which we classify as affordable.
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