President Obama, at Howard University, quotes grandmother on letting those with offensive rhetoric express their views: 'Every time a fool speaks, they are just advertising their own ignorance' - @HowardU
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 or simply Howard) is a federally chartered, private, coeducational, nonsectarian, historically black university (HBCU) in Washington, D.C. It is classified by the Carnegie Foundation 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 in business, nursing, engineering, pharmacy, law, social work, education, communications, art, science, divinity, dentistry, and medicine.
Howard is classified as a Tier 1 University and ranks second among HBCUs 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 five for most competitive students. Howard is ranked fourth in the nation by Linkedin for best undergraduate programs for media professionals. The National Law Journal ranked the law school among the top 25 in the nation for placing graduates at the best law firms. In 2011, the Huffington Post named Howard the second best-dressed college in the nation.
Howard is the most comprehensive HBCU in the country and produces the most black doctorate recipients of any university.