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Howard University

Howard University

Location: Washington D.C.
School Size: 7,857 undergraduate students
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Howard University is a private institution that was founded in 1867. On March 2nd, 1867 Howard was recognized as an institution that is for educating youth in the liberal arts and sciences. By 1926 Howard was made of eight different schools. During this time Howard had a student population of only 1,700. At this time President Dr. Mordecai Wyatt Johnson was serving. He was the University's first black president. By the end of Johnson’s presidency, the university had grown to have 10 schools and a student body of 6,000 students. Today Howard is recognized as one of the only 48 private doctoral universities in the country. Its faculty is represented from over 65 countries across the world. Howard now has 12 schools and a population of 10,000 students. Howard has many notable alumni including Chadwick A. Boseman, Anthony Anderson and Taraji P. Henderson.  Howard continues to educate the country's best and brightest African American students.

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