Undergraduate Admissions

Your Future Starts Here.

Ranked in the top 100 National Universities, Howard University promotes academic excellence through a highly selective admission process. Students who are admitted demonstrate strong personal motivation along with backgrounds of consistent academic growth and achievement. 

Situated in the heart of Washington, D.C., our urban location positions us at the nexus of significant spheres of influence, including government, health, technology, economies, the arts, and more. This strategic placement provides unparalleled access to the dynamic pulse of these sectors, offering unique opportunities for engagement, collaboration, and impact. We thrive in an environment where the vibrancy of the city converges with our academic endeavors, fostering a rich and multifaceted experience for our community members.

We encourage all first year and transfer undergraduate applicants to apply using the Common Application. Please see the Application Types page for detailed requirements.

Application Types and Policies

A Community of Excellence

Howard students are the leaders of tomorrow. Join us in building the future.

Timothy McDonald

Student, class of 2022 - Mr. Howard University 2020

Howard itself has always been known to set the standard of Black excellence and moving the culture forward...Whether you’re an athlete or never played sports, an actor, business major, or engineer, it’s the voice that everyone has that comes together to make this school so great.

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