Popularly known as HU or Howard, Howard University is essentially classified as a federally chartered, private research university and is home to various historical landmarks in Washington, D.C. With over 70 diverse undergraduate programs, Howard is ranked as a Tier 1 University. As per the 2015 Bloomberg Businessweek college rankings, HU is the only HBCU ranked in the top 75. With an enrollment of over 10,000 students, Howard covers over 120 fields of education that enrich the learning experience of every student. The University has academic programs in various verticals of education such as Engineering, Architecture, Health Sciences, Communication and Law, to name a few. What makes the university stand apart is its diversity in students, due to its nonsectarian approach to education. Howard University has produced four Rhodes Scholars, one Marshall Scholar, two Truman Scholars and twenty-two Fulbright scholars between 1986 and 2017. It has also been ranked as the top producer of African-American undergraduates (who later earn science and engineering doctoral degrees) by the National Science Foundation. Debbie Allen and Nnamdi Azikiwe are some of the notable alumni’s of HU, who have soared to great heights from different walks of life. The university is currently on the road to position itself as one of the top research universities in the United States of America. Here is a list of some of the distinguished achievers born out of Howard University.
Sean CombsSean Combs
(Rapper, Record Producer)

04 November 1969

American

Chadwick BosemanChadwick Boseman
(Actor)

29 November 1976

American

Thurgood MarshallThurgood Marshall
(Former Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court)

02 July 1908

American

Taraji P. HensonTaraji P. Henson
(Actress, Singer)

11 September 1970

American

Anthony AndersonAnthony Anderson
(Actor)

15 August 1970

American

Stokely CarmichaelStokely Carmichael

29 June 1941

Guinean,Trinidadian,American

Toni MorrisonToni Morrison
(American novelist)

18 February 1931

American

Thomas SowellThomas Sowell
(Economist)

30 June 1930

American

Roberta FlackRoberta Flack
(Singer, Pianist)

10 February 1937

American

Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
(Folklorist, Anthropologist)

07 January 1891

American

Tami RomanTami Roman
(Television Personality)

17 April 1970

American

Amiri BarakaAmiri Baraka
(Writer)

07 October 1934

American

Ralph BuncheRalph Bunche
(American Political Scientist and Diplomat)

07 August 1903

American

Percy Lavon JulianPercy Lavon Julian
(Chemist)

11 April 1899

American

Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe
(First President of Nigeria)

16 November 1904

Nigerian

Cheddi JaganCheddi Jagan
(Guyana's Father of Nation)

22 March 1918

Guyanese

Lucille CliftonLucille Clifton
(American poet)

27 June 1936

American

Marjorie Lee BrowneMarjorie Lee Browne
(Mathematics Educator)

09 September 1914

American

Carla HallCarla Hall
(Chef)

12 May 1964

American

Donny HathawayDonny Hathaway
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Conductor, Musician, Pianist, Record producer)

01 October 1945

American

Nnamdi AzikiweNnamdi Azikiwe
(Writer, Politician)

16 November 1904

Nigerian

Sekhar KammulaSekhar Kammula
(Film director)

04 February 1972

Indian

Paul Laurence DunbarPaul Laurence Dunbar
(Writer, Novelist, Playwright, Poet)

27 June 1872

American

Jeremiah WrightJeremiah Wright
(Theologian)

22 September 1941

American

George Washington WilliamsGeorge Washington Williams
(Soldier, Historian, Diplomat, Writer, Minister, Politician, Journalist)

16 October 1849

American

Billy EckstineBilly Eckstine
(Singer, Bandleader, Conductor, Jazz musician, Jazz guitarist)

08 July 1914

American

Pauli MurrayPauli Murray
(Lawyer)

20 November 1910

American

Frances Cress WelsingFrances Cress Welsing
(Psychiatrist)

18 March 1935

American

Patricia BathPatricia Bath
(Ophthalmologist, Physician)

04 November 1942

American

Elizabeth CatlettElizabeth Catlett
(Sculptor, Printmaker, Painter)

15 April 1915

Mexican

Bernice Johnson ReagonBernice Johnson Reagon
(Singer, Composer)

04 October 1942

American

George Henry WhiteGeorge Henry White
(Politician, Lawyer)

18 December 1852

American

George N. LeightonGeorge N. Leighton
(Lawyer, Judge)

22 October 1912

American