HBCU: Howard University

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School Name: Howard University

Location: Washington, D.C.

Year Founded: 1867

Number of Students:  10,583 undergraduate/graduate students

Specialty Programs: Pharmacy and Architecture

Greek Life:

  • Sororities: Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Inc.,  Sigma Gamma Rho Inc., Alpha Nu Omega Inc., Chi Eta Phi Inc., Phi Sigma Rho National Engineering Sorority Inc.

 Fraternities: Alpha Phi Alpha Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Inc., Omega Psi Phi Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Inc. Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity Inc., Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity, Kappa Epsilon Pharmaceutical Fraternity Inc., Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Phi Delta Epsilon International Media Fraternity, Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity Inc., Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity for Women

Alumni: Debbie Allen (dancer/actress), Zora Neal Hurston (author), Toni Morrison (Pulitzer-winning novelist), Phylicia Rashad (actress), Taraji P. Henson (actress), Lance Gross (actor)

What You May Not Know About Howard: Howard owns its own radio station WHUR and television station WHUT located on campus.

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