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HBCUs in NY, do they exist?

Hey all! I'm from New York and super into the idea of attending an HBCU, but I'm not sure if I want to go too far from home. Does anyone know if there are any HBCUs in New York or am I out of luck and should start looking out-of-state?

7 months ago

Hey there! I understand your interest in attending an HBCU, and wanting to stay close to home is a perfectly valid preference. In New York specifically, there aren't any institutions officially designated as Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

HBCUs are predominantly in the Southern and Eastern US, with none located in New York State, unfortunately. Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Lincoln University in Pennsylvania are somewhat close, relatively speaking.

However, if you're committed to both an HBCU education and staying in New York, you might consider looking into historically diverse institutions or those with strong support services and community for Black students within the state. One example is the City University of New York (CUNY) system, which has a diverse student body and various resources that might align with what you're seeking.

In the meantime, attending college fairs and networking with alumni or representatives from HBCUs can provide you with more information and help you weigh your options for going out-of-state against staying closer to home. Wishing you the best in your search!

7 months ago

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