Howard University Receives Record-Breaking 36,000 Applicants for Class of 2028

Howard University has received a record-breaking number of more than 36,000 applicants for its incoming class of 2028.

This year’s record breaking number of applications is roughly 4,000 more than the last year’s applicant pool. The university’s acceptance this year was about 31 percent, compared to last year’s 36 percent.

Out of Howard University’s 36,000 applications for the incoming class of 2028, 2,500 freshman students will begin their undergraduate education at the historically Black university in the fall 2024 semester. The class of 2028 represents students from 49 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, five U.S. territories, 62 countries. This group of students had an average grade point average of 3.78, average SAT score of 1227, and average ACT score of 25.

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