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Which HBCU schools in the Midwest should I look at?

I’m in the Midwest and super interested in the HBCU experience. Does anyone know of any HBCUs around here and what they're best known for? I’d love to hear about the types of programs they offer or any inside info on student life.

7 months ago

Hi! I'm glad you're exploring HBCUs! While HBCUs are primarily in the South and mid-Atlantic region, there are a few you can consider in the Midwest.

Take a look at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis, Missouri, which is known for its education and criminal justice programs. Then there's Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, with strong agriculture and environmental sciences programs. Central State University in Ohio is another one—it offers great business and engineering programs.

As you're considering schools, I’d recommend reaching out to admissions and asking if you can chat with current students, as they can provide you with firsthand knowledge of student life and what the on-campus community feels like. Also, be sure to inquire about the career services they offer, and about any well-known school traditions! The HBCU experience is about much more than just what you'll be doing in the classroom, and you want to be sure you're getting a comprehensive view of what your experience there would look like.

Enjoy your search, and try to visit if you can, as there's nothing like stepping onto a campus to really understand if it’s the right fit for you!

7 months ago

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