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Is attending an HBCU beneficial if I'm concerned about experiencing discrimination in college?

Hey everyone, I've been thinking about where to apply and considering some HBCUs. Given that I'm a little anxious about racial discrimination in college, I'm wondering if HBCUs might be more supportive and inclusive? Would I have a better college experience at an HBCU in terms of feeling accepted and avoiding discrimination?

7 months ago

Your concerns about discrimination are completely valid, and it's smart to consider campus culture as you make your college decisions. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) do offer a unique environment that is rooted in a history of overcoming discrimination and fostering inclusion.

Students often report a strong sense of community and mutual support at HBCUs. While no institution is perfect, many students of color find that the shared culture and history at an HBCU can provide a more comfortable and affirming environment. Of course, the college experience is about finding a place where you will thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

I recommend visiting a few HBCUs, if possible, to get a feel for the campuses, talking to current students, and assessing the resources each school offers for student support. This can help you determine if an HBCU might be the right fit for you and would allow you to pursue your academic and personal goals in a supportive environment.

7 months ago

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