History, Affiliations and Rankings
Howard University, a six-story, 400-bed facility, has grown from a single-frame building in 1867 to more than 89 acres. General Oliver Otis Howard, the leader of the post-Civil War Freedmen's Bureau, was instrumental in convincing Congress to support the institution. Since 1974, it has grown to include a 108-acre parcel of land in Beltsville, Maryland, as well as a 22-acre School of Law West Campus, a 22-acre School of Divinity East Campus, and another three-fifths of an acre site in northeast Washington. Howard University is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. It has been academically associated with National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area (CUWMA) and Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF). Howard University secured the ranking of #651-700 in QS World University Rankings. U.S. News and World Report ranked the University at #83 in National Universities (tie), #22 in Best Undergraduate Teaching (tie) and #41 in Best Value Schools. The Times Higher Education positioned the university at #251-300 in the World University Rankings.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Howard University's main campus spans 256 acres in the District of Columbia and Maryland. The School of Law, School of Divinity, and Howard's research facility all have dedicated campuses near our Main Campus in northwest DC. Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel, Frederick Douglass Memorial Hall, and the Founders Library are just a few of the historic sites on campus at Howard University. Howard's Board of Trustees created the Gallery of Art in 1928. The permanent collection of the gallery has expanded to nearly 4,000 works of art, and it continues to be a valuable academic resource for the Howard community. There are 58 degree categories and 171 majors available across the University's 12 schools and colleges. The most popular majors at Howard University include: medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, engineering, nursing, architecture, religion, Law, music, social work and education.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Howard University, a renowned research university in the United States, is committed to teaching students from all walks of life at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. Students are immersed in cutting-edge scholarship and innovation, including nanotechnology, human genome research, atmospheric science, as well as the social sciences, art, and humanities, guided by a great faculty. It is the top generator of African American undergraduates who go on to acquire PhDs in natural sciences, according to the National Science Foundation. According to the Princeton Review, the School of Business is the "best opportunity for minority students." Howard has won many accolades from organizations all across the world. It has a prestigious network of alumni all across the globe. Some of the notable names include: Chadwick Boseman, American actor, Kamala Harris, Vice President of the United States and Taraji P. Henson, American actress.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Around 9,689 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students attend Howard, representing 45 states, the District of Columbia, and nine countries. It is home to more than 500 international students. There are 1194 full-time and adjunct faculty members at the university. Freshmen can join over 200 recognized student organizations to broaden their horizons. Among the top employers of university graduates are Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Deloitte, Accenture, and IBM.