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How to evaluate HBCUs for specific locations?

Hey everyone, I'm super interested in attending an HBCU, and I've got a few specific cities in mind, like Memphis, Orlando, Philly, and Savannah. Could anyone share some insights on how to evaluate and compare HBCUs based on their locations? I'm looking for the general vibe, internship opportunities, and community engagement particular to these areas. Thanks so much!

7 months ago

Hey there! It's exciting that you're considering HBCUs. For evaluating these schools in specific cities, one of the best things you can do is connect with current students or alumni. They can give you the inside scoop on the school's vibe and how it fits into the local community. Don't shy away from reaching out to the schools' admissions offices to ask about partnerships with local businesses and internship opportunities - these can vary widely based on location.

Also, check if the school hosts any virtual events or campus tours that you could join to get a feel for the atmosphere. For community engagement, look into the schools' social media pages or news sections on their websites. You'll often find examples of recent projects and initiatives they've been involved in. My child used these methods to pick a school and has been thrilled with the choice for all the reasons you've listed. Remember to consider what's important for your personal and professional growth, and you'll find a place that feels like home. Best of luck in your search!

7 months ago

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