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About Howard University
Established in 1867, Howard University is a private research university. It comprises of 13 schools and colleges. The university offers more than 120 subject areas of study in which students can pursue their undergraduate, post-graduate, and professional degrees. To date, more than 120,000 students have been awarded degrees in arts, sciences, and humanities.
Howard University is known as a leader in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. According to the National Science Foundation, the university has produced the highest number of African-American undergraduates who earned their doctoral degrees in science and engineering. Its programs in social work, business, and communication, science and disorders are ranked nationally. Also, the Washington Post has named the university as an incubator for cinematographers in the year 2013.
Why Howard University?
The Princeton Review has ranked the Howard University's Business School as 1st for opportunities for minority students. The university is also ranked 2nd among Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's) for 2020. Also, Howard is the only HBCU to be listed in the top 40 by the Bloomberg Businessweek business school rankings.
Howard University has been ranked 104th among national universities by the US News and World reports. It has also placed the university in the top 5 for most competitive students. The National Law has ranked Howard's law school among the top 25 in the nation for excellent placements.
Google's Tech Exchange
In 2017, Google established a pilot residency program named as ''Howard University West'' on its Washington campus in 2013. It was launched to help increase black representation in the IT industry. The program was expanded from a three-month summer program to a full academic year program in 2018. The program was renamed to ''Tech Exchange'' in 2018.
NASA University Research Center (BCCSO)
The Beltsville Center for Climate System Observation (BCCSO) is a NASA university research center established at Howard University's Maryland campus. BCCSO comprises of a multidisciplinary group of Howard faculty. It is working in a partnership with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Earth Sciences Division, government, and other academic institutions.
BCCSO trains science and academic leaders to learn and research about atmospheric processes through analytical methods and atmospheric observing systems.