Howard University Ranking

Howard University Ranking

Howard University is a private, research university comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. To date, Howard has awarded more than 120,000 degrees in the arts, the sciences, and the humanities. The historic main campus sits on a hilltop in Northwest Washington blocks from the storied U Street and Howard Theatre. They are two miles from the U.S. Capitol where many students’ intern and scores of alumni shape national and foreign policy.


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 on educational opportunities for Black students.

Vision Priorities

Through its programs of exemplary quality, Howard University will be the first HBCU to become a top-50 research university, while it continues its traditions of leadership and service to underserved communities nationally and abroad.

  • Enhance status as a major comprehensive metropolitan research university (with competitive undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs)
  • Increase excellence in teaching and learning
  • Expand the international footprint and role in world affairs
  • Provide environment of open discourse (Think Tank for the Nation)
  • Extend public service role through expanded engagement with local, national and international communities

Howard University Rankings

Historical Data                                Rank

  • World University Rankings 2017: 551-600
  • World University Rankings 2016: 651-700
  • World University Rankings 2015: 601-650
  • World University Rankings 2014: 601-650

Core Values

Core values define the norms and belief system that are utilized to implement the University’s vision. The core values are:

  1. Excellence
  2. Leadership
  3. Service
  4. Truth

Acceptance Rate

Howard University Acceptance rate is 49% (2015).

Cost & Financial Aid

At Howard University, 77 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid, and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $9,264.


The University has an enduring commitment to the education and advancement of underrepresented populations in America and the global community. Howard University’s unique mission represents an unwavering commitment to its core values of leadership, excellence, truth, and service.

Student Services

  • Career Services (CEDAR)
  • University Counseling Services

Contact Information

Address:2400 Sixth St NW, Washington, DC 20059, USA
Phone:+1 202-806-6100

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