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What are some fun facts about HBCUs that most people might not know?

Hey everyone, I was chatting with a friend about how unique HBCUs are, and we realized there's so much we probably don't know. Does anyone have any cool or fun facts about HBCUs that aren't common knowledge? I think it would be awesome to learn more quirky details or historical tidbits as I consider applying to one!

7 months ago

Hey there! One fact that many people don't know is that HBCUs have a significant impact on the Black community beyond education. For instance, despite making up only about 3% of 4-year colleges in the U.S., HBCUs have produced 80% of the country's Black judges and 50% of its Black doctors!

Another cool fact is that HBCUs are known for culturally rich events like Homecoming and step shows, which are incredibly vibrant and full of energy, showcasing a rich sense of community and tradition that's unique to these institutions. Along similar lines, if you love marching bands, HBCUs are also famous for their show-style bands that are a major attraction at football games and other events.

And did you know that some HBCUs are leading research institutions in fields like clean energy and health science? Well, now you do!

There's of course much more to learn about these institutions, but hopefully this initial list of fun facts gets you excited as you consider applying—you'd be joining a legacy of excellence and tradition that is truly impressive!

7 months ago

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