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Howard University

Washington, D. C., Washington, D.C., United States
Howard University,one of the nation's leading research universities,is dedicated to educating students from diverse backgrounds at the undergraduate,graduate and professional levels.Guided by our extraordinary cadre of faculty,students are immersed in cutting-edge scholarship and innovation including nanotechnology,human genome research,atmospheric science.

Bachelor's programmes

Social Sciences (3)
Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Humanities (2)
Business & Management (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



Howard was founded on March 2, 1867, by Civil War hero General Oliver O. Howard. 


Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas within the University’s 13 schools and colleges: Arts & Sciences, Business, Communications, Dentistry, Divinity, Education, Engineering, Architecture & Computer Sciences, Graduate School, Law, Medicine, Nursing & Allied Health Sciences, Pharmacy and Social Work. The University offers Master’s Doctoral Professional Joint-Degree and Undergraduate programs.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Medical services

Over the course of its 145-year history of providing the finest primary, secondary and tertiary health care services, Howard University Hospital, a Level 1 Trauma Center, has become one of the most comprehensive health care facilities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Student Life

Campus life

The university hosts a total of 89 buildings on 256 acres of land. In addition to the main campus in northwest Washington, DC, the University has a 22-acre west campus where the School of Law is located, a 22-acre School of Divinity campus in northeast Washington, and a 108-acre research facility in Beltsville, Maryland. 

Sports facilities

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and National Collegiate Athletic Conference; 19 Division I sports.


Howard University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and its programs in specialized fields are accredited by numerous professional agencies.

Student Reviews

Nomsa's school journey
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I loved it! I was an international student taking classes.

My Two Cents
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Academics at Howard are certainly rich, but lack of advisorship and accountability can leave struggling first time college students in the cracks.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Loved the family atmosphere and experience within my specific college. The only downside were the politics of the university and disorganization within.

Washington, D. C., Washington, D.C., United States

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