College to Consider

Howard University, located in Washington, DC

Fun Facts about Howard University

  • Howard is one of 101 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the United States. It was founded in 1867, just two years after the Civil War ended. A common misperception of Howard is that it is an all-black private school. The university, while private, is open to people of all races.
  • Howard’s enrollment has approximately 11,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students representing 45 U.S. states, the District of Columbia as well as 9 nations.
  • Academic programs span more than 120 areas of study within 13 schools and colleges
  • Howard University is the leading producer of African American students entering medical schools in the U.S.
  • 19 Division sports – Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and National Collegiate Athletic Conference. Howard’s mascot is the Bison.
  • The University’s motto is Veritas et Utilitas, or Truth and Service. Over 200 Howard graduates have served as volunteers in the United States Peace Corps around the world, which is the highest among historically Black colleges.