Howard University, one of the nation's leading research universities, is dedicated to educating students from diverse backgrounds at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels. Guided by their extraordinary cadre of faculty, students are immersed in cutting-edge scholarship and innovation including nanotechnology, human genome research, atmospheric science, as well as the social sciences, arts and humanities. Howard's enrolment is approximately 10,300 undergraduate, graduate and professional students representing all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia as well as nearly 70 countries. Howard's motto, Veritas et Utilitas, or Truth and Service, is woven throughout its academic, student, faculty and research programs. Students, faculty and staff are actively involved in community, local, national and global service efforts to create awareness and provide solutions to help improve the quality of life in many communities. Howard University welcomes applications from talented international students as freshmen (first time enrolling at a university) or as transfer students. International students are advised to begin the admission process at least one year prior to the time they wish to enter the University because additional time is usually essential for submission of required tests, academic documents, evaluations and immigration-related matters.
Howard was founded on March 2, 1867, by Civil War hero General Oliver O. Howard. Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. To date, Howard has awarded more than 120,000 degrees in the arts, the sciences, and the humanities. The University remains committed to further enhancing its strategic positioning as one of the top research universities in the nation. As they approach their sesquicentennial in 2017, they are uniquely positioned to have the next 150 years as glorious as the past. Since 1867, Howard has awarded more than 100,000 degrees in the professions, arts, sciences and humanities. Howard ranks among the highest producers of the nation's Black professionals in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, engineering, nursing, architecture, religion, law, music, social work and education. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas within the University’s 13 schools and colleges: Arts & Sciences, Business, Communications, Dentistry, Divinity, Education, Engineering, Architecture & Computer Sciences, Graduate School, Law, Medicine, Nursing & Allied Health Sciences, Pharmacy and Social Work. The University offers Master’s Doctoral Professional Joint-Degree and Undergraduate programs. The university hosts a total of 89 buildings on 256 acres of land. Campuses The university hosts a total of 89 buildings on 256 acres of land. In addition to the main campus in northwest Washington, DC, the University has a 22-acre west campus where the School of Law is located, a 22-acre School of Divinity campus in northeast Washington, and a 108-acre research facility in Beltsville, Maryland. The historic main campus sits on a hilltop in Northwest Washington blocks from the storied U Street and Howard Theatre. They are two miles from the U.S. Capitol where many students intern, and scores of alumni shape national and foreign policy.
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