Howard’s Pres. Frederick Addresses HU’s High Ranking Among America’s Best Colleges and Universities

U.S. News and World Report is out with its 2018 Best Edition of America’s Best Colleges and there’s some BIG NEWS about our very own Howard University. Howard University climbed 14 spots to No. 110 in the latest rankings of the nation’s best universities by U.S. News & World Report, confirming the improved strength in Howard’s academic performance and reputation. The rankings, released today, are based on assessments of more than 1,600 of the country’s four-year colleges and universities and will be included in the 2018 edition of America’s Best Colleges. A year ago, Howard University recorded an 11–point improvement.

U.S News recognized Howard in other major ranking categories. In the listing of the Best Undergraduate Business Programs, Howard rose five spots to No. 128. Howard also made the list of High School Counselors’ Top College Picks and as an A+ School for B Students. The University was again ranked No. 2 among top historically Black colleges and universities, or HBCUs.


Howard University became a more academically selective institution in 2016, accepting less than one third of those who applied for admission. The percentage of Howard freshmen who had been in the top 10 percent at their high schools also increased. The incoming freshmen class had stronger SAT and ACT scores than the previous class. The alumni giving rate continues to climb and at 10% is currently higher than the national average.

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