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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
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Are there any HBCUs known to accept lower GPAs?

Okay, so my GPA isn't stellar, and I'm really intent on attending an HBCU. I know some schools look holistically at applications - do any HBCUs come to mind that might give a little more leeway on GPA? I'm working on pulling up my grades this year, but I want to be realistic about my chances.

7 months ago

I understand the concern with your GPA and your desire to attend an HBCU. First off, it's wonderful that you're committed to improving your grades; progress in your academic performance can be a positive factor in your application. Most HBCUs do take a holistic look at your application, meaning they evaluate more than just your GPA. They consider your extracurricular activities, essays, and letters of recommendation, among other aspects of your application.

While I wouldn't pinpoint specific HBCUs known to accept 'lower' GPAs, because each application cycle is unique, there are schools that may place a different emphasis on GPA. Institutions like Fayetteville State University, Alcorn State University, and Langston University are known to have slightly more flexible GPA requirements while still providing a robust educational experience. Y

our best course of action would be to reach out directly to admissions counselors at the HBCUs you're interested in. They can offer the most accurate information on current admissions trends and provide guidance on how to strengthen your application. Keep up the hard work on your grades, and remember to highlight your personal strengths and improvements in your application materials. Good luck!

7 months ago

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