Howard University Featured in The Princeton Review’s “Best 385 Colleges” Guide for 2020


WASHINGTON –  Howard University has been named one of the “Best 385 Colleges,” and a “Best Northeastern” school by The Princeton Review.

“It is an honor to be featured among our peers in The Princeton Review’s 2020 list of best colleges,” said President Wayne A. I. Frederick. “To be ranked highly by perceptive college students speaks largely to the hard work we know our students, faculty and staff are doing to improve our learning environment and academic offerings combined with a strategic effort to share Howard’s story of truth and excellence.”

Only about 13% of America’s 3,000 four-year colleges are profiled in the book, which is one of The Princeton Review’s most popular publications. The company chooses the colleges for the book based on data it annually collects from administrators at hundreds of colleges about their institutions’ academic offerings. The Princeton Review also considers data it gathers from its surveys of college students who rate and report on various aspects of their campus and community experiences for this project. 

According to responses from students surveyed for the ranking, “the campus exudes a culture of achievement and encouragement,” “most students are very goal-oriented and driven,” and “Howard students are educated to think on a global scale.”

"We are pleased to be named one of the best colleges by The Princeton Review," said Latrice Byam, Howard University director of admissions and enrollment. "As our distinguished faculty and alumni strive to cultivate the next generation of world leaders, we invite all prospective students to visit and discover more about our historic campus community."

The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges in the book from 1 to 385. Instead, it reports 62 ranking lists of top 20 schools in the book in various categories important to prospective applicants and their parents. The rankings in this edition are based on the company’s surveys of 140,000 students at the 385 schools in the book.  

 "We salute Howard University for its outstanding academics and we are truly pleased to recommend it to prospective applicants searching for their personal ‘best-fit’ college,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's editor-in-chief and lead author of The Best 385 Colleges.  

The Princeton Review's school profiles and 62 ranking lists in The Best 385 Colleges are posted at where they can be searched for free with site registration.


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About Howard University

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced four Rhodes Scholars, 11 Truman Scholars, two Marshall Scholars, one Schwarzman Scholar, over 70 Fulbright Scholars and 22 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States.  For more information on Howard University visit

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