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Howard University

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Your Chances at Howard
(on ACT score alone)
Your Chances at Howard
(on SAT score alone)
Men
Women
# Applicants
3,670
8,017
# Admitted
1,791
3,971
% Admitted
48.8%
49.5%
% Overall
49.3%

Students who got into Howard:

Tips mention: Interview (1), ACT/SAT (15), Grades (17), Sports/Extracurriculars (4), College Essay (8)
-2.5 GPA or above (3Nov 09 2009Philosophy
-2.5 GPA or above (3.2 or above and you're pretty much in)
If you have a 3.6 or above with good SAT scores and you apply early, scholarship is virtually guaranteed.
-1100 SAT score (Math and English only)
-Solid and vividly personal admissions essay
-APPLY EARLY ACTION
-Secure an interview if at all possible
-Lots of extracurriculars, but that won't block admission. More the merrier, however.
-I applied through the mail due to a waived application fee. Apply online if you can. Whatever paper they don't have to handle, the less they have to lose.
SAT: 1860 Male
My high school transcript wass sprinkled with D's andJun 02 2007Business - Management and Administration
My high school transcript wass sprinkled with D's and my GPA was a 3.1. However, I took all X and AP classes 10th 11th and 12th Grade, and I scored a 28 on my ACT. Make sure the essay is really creative. Let me emphasize that again, make sure the essay is REALLY CREATIVE! I also got a reccomendation from a local politician that I interned for over the summer, I think that helped. I'm still a little shocked that I got into the business school without being waitlisted, especially when alot of my friends had better grades than me and got waitlisted or rejected from the Arts and Sciences program... But anyway... we'll have to see how it goes at the Mecca.
ACT: 28 SAT: 1180 Male
I wrote the standardJul 16 2005Communications
i wrote the standard essay and mett all of their own requirements. If you didn"t go to a traditional school (like me), make sure you take college classes (like me).
ACT: 21 Female
I was recently accepted to Howard University (and iMar 09 2005Unknown
I was recently accepted to Howard University (and i will be there tha Fall of '05'). My scholastic background was alright,( I guess, I don't know, you judge for yourself)being enrolled in AP and Honors courses, (plus making satisfactory grades in them) and I believe the rigor of my academic career played a huge deciding factor in my acceptance. My overall GPA was low (>3.0 & <3.4) SAT 970 and ACT 21, (ya'll probably laughing wondering how I got in!) but my stats goes to show you that you do not need to be an academic superstar in get admitted. Also, my extracurriculars played a major role because I had alot of leadership postions; SGA President, V-President of Outstanding Minds of Tomorrow, etc. My main advice is to make sure you take a challenging course load that you can handle (AP,IB,Honors), make satisfactory grades,(no lower than C, up ya game to a B or an A), and if your test scores don't go your way, like in my case, make sure your essay or resume is on point and strive for leadership roles to elaborate on. I believe I was one of their wildcard picks but I am forever grateful for being admitted to the Mecca. Last but not least, apply early in your senior year, your chances are in your favor, even if you are in doubt about your overall GPA (I applied in October). It is alot harder to get admitted closer to the application deadline when you are competing against a larger group of applicants than earlier when you are competing against a smaller group of applicants. Make your positive points shine and best of luck!
Female
I was talking with the Vice Provost of StudentFeb 07 2005Business - Management and Administration
I was talking with the Vice Provost of Student Affairs the other day and the topic of admissions came about.

As he stated that Howard University is the mecca for black intelligence, a place where the best, brightest, and highest acheiving students in the nation learn....he continued to say that Howard University ALSO takes risks on people on "gut feeling"...they may not look so great on paper, but if given the proper opportunity to grow and learn....they could be a leader of the global and local community...

You MUST MUST MUST sell yourself in your application essay....put ALL of your energy and focus into that letter....that is what will get you into Howard....

of course take care of the GPA, academic stuff too...

also make sure you sign the scholarship consideration paper and send it along with your application

Good luck to everyone

;)
ACT: 27 Female

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