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Pros and cons of going to an HBCU in a major city like Atlanta?

So, Atlanta has a number of well-known HBCUs, and I'm considering whether to apply. For those of you at city-based HBCUs, what's your take on the advantages or any drawbacks compared to non-city HBCUs, especially in terms of opportunities and campus life?

7 months ago

Hey there! My son is currently attending an HBCU in a major city, and he's had quite the experience. One big advantage he's encountered is the abundance of networking opportunities, internships, and cultural experiences that a city setting offers. He's been able to attend talks, meet industry leaders, and really get a sense of the professional world. Another perk is the diverse array of activities and entertainment right at his doorstep - there's always something to do, be it festivals, museums, or concerts.

On the flip side, he does mention that the hustle and bustle of the city can sometimes be a lot to handle, especially during exam periods when quieter study environments are preferred. Additionally, the cost of living can be higher compared to a more rural location, not to mention the occasional noise and distractions.

It’s really about what fits your lifestyle and career goals. If you thrive in vibrant, active environments, and you're pursuing fields with ample city-based opportunities, then an HBCU in a major city like Atlanta could be a great match.

7 months ago

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