Students may be eligible for admission by presenting acceptable secondary school records which should include the following: 3 units of English; 3 1/2 units of mathematics within 1 1/2 to 2 in algebra; 1 in plane geometry and trigonometry; 1 in a foreign language, and 5 in any academic courses counted toward graduation preferably in solid geometry, physics and chemistry.

All applicants must take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and with a score of 500 in the verbal section and 550 in the mathematics section or 22 on the ACT equivalent. Preference will be given to applicants who rank in the upper one-third of their graduating class and have achieved a grade of C or better in the recommended high school courses.

A portfolio of creative work is required and should be presented as indicated below in the Creative Work Component.

Creative Work Component

Applicants are required to submit a minimum of one and a maximum of three examples of creative expression in graphic, written or audiovisual form.

Graphic Submissions of drawings, painting, renderings, photographs, models, sculpture, etc. should be no larger than 11 x 17 in size. We suggest good quality reproductions be sent rather than originals or slides.

Written submissions may be in the form of a 400-word essay describing a creative activity in which you have been involved. Alternatively, you may submit examples of creative writing in any form.

Audiovisual submissions, though the entire work may be longer, should be able to present the listener/viewer with an understanding of the scope of the work in less than five minutes. The work may record a creative activity in progress or after completion or be a creative entity unto itself. Submissions should be in any digital format, submitted on a CD or thumb drive.

International Students

Admission requirements for international students are the same as for non-international students with the exception that all international applicants including those from U.S. institutions must submit evidence of having passed the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a cumulative score of 550 or better.

Transfer Students

Undergraduate applicants from accredited institutions that have completed a minimum to two full semesters of college work with a cumulative 2.5 or better may be considered for admission.

Transfer applicants are required to submit a portfolio of creative work for review and two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a design professional.

More Information

To obtain information on applications, tuition, financial aid, or housing, visit the web site for the College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA) Office of Student Services.

We encourage prospective students to visit our beautiful campus and meet with our distinguished faculty and students. Feel free to contact us with further questions or to schedule a visit.


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We are pleased to announce that two graduates of the Howard University Department of Architecture, Kwendeche (B.Arch. 1976) and Kathy Dixon (B.Arch. 1991), have been elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA). This is an unparalleled honor and the highest individual recognition bestowed by the Institute. The selection process is rigorous. Approximately three percent of the more than 90,000 AIA members have this distinction. The recipients of the FAIA are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the profession either through design, architectural education or the advancement of the profession after 10 years of AIA membership. The 2017 FAIA class consists of 178 people.Read More >>

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