41 percent of applicants to Howard University were admitted for fall 2017

At Howard University, 96 percent of undergraduate students are traditional students - age 24 or younger - and 69 percent are female, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The four-year private not-for-profit institution in Washington enrolled 9,392 students in fall 2017, including 6,354 in undergraduate and 3,038 in graduate programs, data shows. 3.6 percent of undergraduates transferred from another college or university.

2 percent of undergraduates are residents of District of Columbia, and 89 percent are residents of other states. 9 percent are citizens of foreign countries.

The undergraduate student body is comprised mostly of students who identify as Black or African American (89 percent) and Asian (1 percent).

The school admitted 41 percent of the 16,815 students who applied for fall 2017. Of those who were admitted, 30 percent enrolled.

Howard University admission
Total admitted applicants and enrolled students are estimates.
Total
Male
Female
Applicants
16,815
30%
70%
Admitted applicants
6,894
38%
43%
Enrolled
2,068
29%
30%

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