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What's campus life like at HBCUs?

Hey friends, I'm a high school junior and recently I've been thinking a lot about college culture. I've been looking into HBCUs because I'm eager to dive into a college that embraces the heritage and contributions of the African American community. What's the campus life at HBCUs really like? Do students find a strong sense of community there, and are there any unique traditions or events that stand out?

7 months ago

Hey there! My daughter is currently attending an HBCU, and she's been having an amazing experience. The sense of community is definitely a standout feature. There's a strong feeling of camaraderie and shared heritage among students, and many HBCUs have vibrant campus communities that celebrate black culture and history. Events like homecoming week are incredible, and they tend to incorporate alumni, which really shows the long-lasting bonds formed at these institutions. My daughter loves the step shows and the marching band performances that are often a big part of campus life. There's also a range of student organizations that focus on professional development, social issues, and cultural celebrations.

Of course, each HBCU has its own unique vibe, so I recommend visiting a few if you can to get a true feel for what they're like. Plus, don't hesitate to reach out to current students or the admissions office for more personal stories or information!

7 months ago

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