School Spotlight: Howard University

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: Howard University
Washington, DC

With a rich history in service and leadership, Howard University has been helping African-American students realize their personal and professional goals for over 150 years. Today, Howard enrolls 6,500 undergraduates, drawing heavily from Maryland, New York, Virginia, and California. As a private, co-ed, research university, Howard features its own medical, dental, law, and pharmacy schools. Undergraduates can choose from a vast array of majors, from Computer Science to Elementary Education to Supply Chain Management. Looking for a specific course that’s not available on campus? Thanks to a consortium of DC-area schools, Howard students can cross-register at American, Georgetown, and George Washington Universities. Howard’s campus is located in a residential neighborhood in central DC, but the university has expanded in recent years. In 2016, the $70 million, state-of-the-art Interdisciplinary Research Building opened, offering specialized labs to bring together a diverse range of STEM scholars in one space.

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Written by Emily Toffelmire
Emily Toffelmire is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Prior to joining College Coach, Emily worked as an admissions officer at University of Southern California as well as a college counselor at high schools in the US and Thailand. Visit our website to learn more about Emily Toffelmire.