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  • Locations: Washington, United States
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Duke applicants only
Fact Sheet:
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Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-Duke Students: No Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Dormitory
Minimum Class Level: Sophomore Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Course Load: 15 credit hours/semester Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: African and African American Studies, Art History, Arts & Humanities, Arts and Media, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Documentary Studies, Economics, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Engineering, English, Finance, History, Markets and Management Studies, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Music, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology and Neuroscience, Social Sciences, Sociology, Theater Studies
Duke Administered Program?: Yes
Program Description:

Howard University (Washington, D.C.)

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 historic main campus sits on a hilltop in Northwest Washington D.C., blocks from the storied U Street and Howard Theatre. Howard is two miles from the U.S. Capitol where many students intern, and scores of alumni shape national and foreign policy.

Howard is a leader in STEM fields. The National Science Foundation has ranked Howard as the top producer of African-American undergraduates who later earn science and engineering doctoral degrees. The University also produces more minority doctoral graduates in computer science than any other university in the nation and boasts nationally ranked programs in social work, business and communication sciences and disorders. In 2013, The Washington Post named Howard "An Incubator for Cinematographers."

Through the Howard University/Duke domestic exchange program, Duke students can spend one semester studying at Howard University.