Howard University Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Howard University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 7,436 out of 15,163 applicants or 49% were admitted making Howard University a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 10,427 4,736 15,163
Accepted 5,115 2,321 7,436
Acceptance Rate 49% 49% 49%
Enrolled 1,152 524 1,676
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 23% 23%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Howard University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Howard University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 21 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. 50 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Howard University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 985. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1195 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 71 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1090 1300
SAT Reading 560 660
SAT Math 520 630
ACT Composite 21 27
ACT English 21 28
ACT Math 19 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >62%
24 to 27 Avg + 49%-62%
21 to 24 Avg - 36%-49%
18 to 21 Reach 25%-36%
Less than 18 Low <25%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1300 and Above Good >62%
1195 to 1300 Avg + 49%-62%
1090 to 1195 Avg - 36%-49%
985 to 1090 Reach 25%-36%
Less than 985 Low <25%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Howard University has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 15, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Howard University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=131520 IPEDS survey data for Howard University.

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