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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.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||23%||23%||23%|
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.
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.
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|
|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%|
Howard University has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.
The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 15, 2017.
What are the requirements for admission to Howard University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|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.