The University's motto Veritas et Utilitas, Truth and Service, represents a key part of their identity. The more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students dedicate hundreds of hours each year to service in nearby LeDroit Park, around the nation and far-flung places around the world. Over the U.S. Peace Corps' 50-year history, more than 200 Howard graduates have served as volunteers around the globe, the highest number among historically-Black colleges.
- Minimum GPA 3.20
- Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 79
- Minimum SAT 1360
- Minimum ACT 21