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Duke University
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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
| 800 verbal


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How to get into an HBCU?

Hey guys, I'm really interested in attending an HBCU and I was wondering if anyone has tips or insight on the application process that's specific to HBCUs? Are there particular extracurriculars, courses, or community activities that they look for in a candidate? Thanks in advance!

7 months ago

Hey there! Really excited to hear about your interest in HBCUs! The application process for HBCUs isn't drastically different from other institutions, but it's worth noting that many HBCUs place a strong emphasis on community involvement. They value applicants who demonstrate a commitment to leadership and service within their communities. So, involvement in community service projects, local organizations, or initiatives that support minority groups can be particularly appealing.

As for extracurriculars, while, again, there's no one-size-fits-all answer, being involved in cultural groups or projects that celebrate diversity and promote inclusion can particularly resonate with the values of HBCUs. Academic rigor remains crucial, so be sure to take challenging courses throughout high school and maintain strong grades.

Lastly, don't forget the personal touch in your essays; share your unique story and experiences and how they have shaped your desire to attend an HBCU. This personal narrative can greatly enhance your application. Best of luck with your applications!

7 months ago

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