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Experience with HBCU Bus Tours for College Visits?

Hey everyone, as a junior starting to look at colleges, I’m really curious about Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). I heard that there are bus tours that let you visit multiple campuses. Has anyone done one of these HBCU bus tours? What was your experience like and do you recommend it?

7 months ago

Hello there! Absolutely, my nephew recently participated in an HBCU bus tour and it was such an enriching experience for him! He liked that it was very organized; they visited several colleges over the span of a few days, often enjoying info sessions, campus tours, and even sitting in on some classes. He appreciated getting a feel for each campus culture and student life which is something brochures can’t always convey. He also made a bunch of friends along the way since everyone on the tour was also interested in HBCUs.

I would say if you have the opportunity, definitely consider it. Not only do you get to visit multiple schools efficiently, but witnessing the history and the close-knit community first-hand might give you a clearer idea if an HBCU environment is what you’re looking for. Plus, the insight from tour guides, who are often students or alumni, can be invaluable. If possible, he recommends trying to schedule some down-time during the tour to explore on your own or chat with current students for a more personal perspective. Best of luck with your college search!

7 months ago

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