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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
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What are the criteria for getting into an HBCU?

I've heard different things about the admissions requirements for HBCUs and I’m a bit lost on where to start. Could someone explain what the easiest HBCU to get into might look for in an applicant? I want to understand what my chances are and how to strengthen my application. I'm just a junior, but my stats aren't superstar level, so any advice would be greatly appreciated!

7 months ago

I'm glad you're thinking about HBCUs! While most HBCUs have similar admissions requirements as other colleges, there can be some variation between them. The easiest HBCU to get into might have more lenient requirements compared to more selective HBCUs, but it's important to research each school on your list for specifics.

Typical factors schools might consider include GPA, class rank, standardized test scores (if required), and extracurricular involvement. Just like with any college, an upward trend in your grades and engagement in activities related to your intended major would likely be seen favorably in your application.

To strengthen your application, focus on getting the best grades possible in challenging courses during your junior and senior years. You should also seek extracurricular opportunities that align with your personal and academic interests. Additionally, taking test prep courses if standardized tests are necessary for the HBCUs you're applying to can be helpful.

Lastly, remember that each HBCU is unique, and so are their admissions processes and requirements. Spend some time researching the specific HBCUs you're interested in and tailor your application to align with their expectations and values. It's never too early to start preparing, and you have time to improve your application before submitting. Keep up the persistence, and best of luck!

7 months ago

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