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Howard University

520 W Street NW
Washington, DC 20059
(202) 806-6279

Admissions E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.med.howard.edu
Electronic application: N/A
Latest profile:

Fall 2008 Admissions Information
AMCAS application accepted? Yes
Earliest application date: 06/01
Application deadline: 12/15
Oldest MCAT considered: 2005
Application fee: $45
Director of admissions: Judith M. Walk
Does this school ask for a secondary application as part of the admissions process? Yes

This school requires undergraduate work in these subjects in order to apply: biology, English, organic chemistry, inorganic (general) chemistry, physics, mathematics

Is a personal interview required for admission? Yes
Are interviews conducted at the medical school? Yes

Acceptance notice to regular application for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Earliest date: October 15
     -Latest date: July 16

Applicant's response to acceptance offer for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Maximum time in weeks: 4 weeks
     -Does the school consider requests for deferred entrance? Yes
     -Deposit to hold place in class: $100
     -Deposit due: At time of acceptance offer
     -Deposit refundable prior to: May 1
     -Starting month for the class of 2007-2008: July

Early Decision Plan application period for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Does the school have an Early Decision Plan (EDP)? No
     -EDP application period begins: N/A
     -EDP application period ends: N/A
     -EDP applicants notified by: N/A

Fall 2005 Admissions Statistics

  Applied Interviewed Accepted Enrolled
Total: 4,591 354 283 118
In-state: 39 11 9 7
Out-of-state: 4,552 343 274 111
Women: 2,571 161 158 57
Minorities: 3,701 341 268 112
International: 812 23 35 19



Acceptance rate: 6.2%

GPA
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.34

MCAT
Overall score (composite): 8.2
Verbal reasoning: 8.2
Physical sciences: 7.8
Biological: 8.7
Writing: O

Undergraduate Majors
Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 52%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 11%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 19%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 12%
Mixed disciplines and other: 6%

Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 52%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 11%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 19%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 12%
Mixed disciplines and other: 6%
 



Combined Degree Programs
Combined degree programs offered: M.D./Ph.D.

Does the school have a combined college/M.D. program? Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program: 6 years
Web site for combined college/M.D. program: www.founders.howard.edu.preprof

Selection Factors
Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors and procedures used in the M.D. admission process:
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
There are no automatic GPA or MCAT cutoffs, although a composite MCAT of 21 or better is considered most competitive, as is a BCPM (biology/chemistry/ physics/math) GPA of 2. 8 or better. Leadership experience, research experience, and a demonstrated commitment to serve in medically underserved communities are also considered.

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