Howard University releases statement concerning earlier online threat, says FBI is leading investigation; school president says threat 'speaks against the very freedoms that Howard University and our community stand for. I am encouraged by the response of the Howard community in its show of support and solidarity' - @HowardU
Howard University (HU, The Mecca or simply Howard) is a federally chartered, private, coeducational, nonsectarian, historically black university in Washington, D.C. It is classified as a research university with high research activity and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
From its outset it has been nonsectarian and open to people of both sexes and all races. In addition to the undergraduate program, Howard has graduate schools of business, pharmacy, law, social work, medicine, dentistry, and divinity.
Howard is ranked among the nation's top 150 universities and second among historically black institutions by U.S. News & World Report. Howard is the only HBCU ranked in the top 75 on the 2015 Bloomberg Businessweek college rankings. The Princeton Review ranked the school of business #1 in opportunities for minority students and in the top 5 for most competitive students. The National Law Journal ranked the law school among the top 25 in the country. In 2011, the Huffington Post named Howard's student body the second best dressed of all U.S. colleges.
Howard annually produces the most black doctorate recipients of any university and leads the nation in the number of physical and social science degrees awarded to blacks.