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Are HBCU campus tours worth it for a junior to get a feel of the school?

Hey fam, I'm a junior starting to look at colleges and I've got HBCUs on my list. Just wondering if anyone thinks it's worth taking a few campus tours? I want to get a feel of the student vibe and see if I can picture myself there for four years. Would love to hear from anyone who's visited an HBCU for a tour! Any tips on making the most out of it?

7 months ago

Absolutely, campus tours can be incredibly valuable, especially at HBCUs where the culture and sense of community are integral parts of the college experience. When you're on the tour, try to engage with current students and ask questions about their day-to-day life, what they do for fun, and what they wish they knew before coming to the campus. Beyond the official tour, spend some time walking around by yourself. Eat in the cafeteria, visit the library, and, if possible, attend a campus event. This is the best way to understand the 'student vibe' as you put it. It's also a good idea to check out the nearby surroundings and think about whether you'd enjoy living in the area. Remember, choosing a college isn't just about academics; it's about finding a place where you'll thrive personally and socially over the next few years. Enjoy the journey of exploring these campuses – it's a special time and can really help you envision your future at one of these institutions.

7 months ago

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