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About Howard University

Howard University is one of the country’s leading private universities.  Founded in 1867 in Washington, DC, it is the home to 13 schools and colleges offering undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional degrees in a number of disciplines.

Founding Date

March 2, 1867 by Civil War hero General Oliver O. Howard


Sidney A. Ribeau, Ph.D., August 2008

Academic Divisions

College of Arts and Sciences, James Donaldson, Ph.D., Dean

School of Business, Barron Harvey, Ph.D., Dean

School of Communications, Chuka Onwumechili, Ph.D., Interim Dean

College of Dentistry, Leo Rouse, D.D.S., Dean

School of Divinity, Alton Pollard III, Ph.D.,

School of Education, Leslie Fenwick , Ph.D., Dean

College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences, James Johnson, Ph.D., Dean

School of Law, Kurt Schmoke, J.D., Dean

College of Medicine, Mark S. Johnson, M.D., MPH., Dean

College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, Mary Hill, DSN, RN, Interim Dean

College of Pharmacy, Anthony K. Wutoh, Ph.D., R.Ph, Interim Dean

School of Social Work, Cudore Snell, DSW, Interim Dean

Graduate School, Charles L. Betsey, Ph.D., Interim Dean

For more information on Howard’s academic divisions, please visit:


The mean SAT score for 2008-2009 is 1082, which is above the national average.


  • Howard University, Main Campus
  • School of Law, West Campus
  • School of Divinity, East Campus
  • Continuing Education, located in Silver Spring, MD
  • Atmospheric Physics, located in Beltsville, MD

Intercollegiate Athletics

  • A Division I-AA program
  • Member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC)
  • 19 Varsity Athletic Programs
  • Mascot: Bison
  • Colors: Red, White and Blue

Senior Administrators

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Mission, Vision and Core Values

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Strategic Framework for Action

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University Media


Founded in 1980, Howard University Television, WHUT-TV, was the first African-American-owned public television station in the nation.  It is also the only university-licensed public television station located in the metropolitan Washington viewing area, which includes more than three million households.


The University’s commercial radio station, WHUR-FM, has been broadcasting from more than 34 years and is a leading station in the Washington metropolitan area. It is also the first and only station in the area to broadcast high definition radio.

Special Events

Convocation: 2005 - 2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2001 - 2000 - 1999 - 1998
Commencement: 2006 - 2005 - 2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2001 - 2000 - 1999 - 1998
Charter Day: 2006 - 2005 - 2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2001 - 2000 - 1999

More Information

For more information about Howard University visit:

Postal Address:
Howard University
2400 6th Street NW
Washington, DC  20059

Main Number:   
(202) 806-6100

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