The University promotes academic excellence through a highly selective admission process. Students who are admitted demonstrate strong personal motivation along with backgrounds of consistent academic growth and achievement. The University encourages the submission of applications from socially and economically disadvantaged students who exemplify promise of gaining from a Howard University education.

We encourage all first year and transfer undergraduate applicants to apply using the Common Application which may be accessed at Please see the links to the right to learn more about our application process, and requirements for domestic and international students.