I'm looking into colleges and one that keeps crossing my mind is Tennessee State University. For those that don't know, TSU is an HBCU. I am white.
I've heard that I can get a full ride or a lot of scholarship money because I am white, which certainly sounds interesting. However, I am feeling apprehensive about going because, well, I'd be part of a 5% demographic on a campus that's history is almost exclusively black.
If it weren't for the HBCU part, TSU would be at the top of my list. They have an AWESOME marching band, which is a big deal to me, it's pretty cheap, they have a music department and a music ed program, they have a pretty campus and they have a lot of history. Admissions aren't tight, which is a plus for me and I can live in Nashville, which is really intriguing.
My question is to you guys, if any of you have gone to an HBCU or taught at one or something, how are white students accepted? I'd live on campus at least the first year or two because my family lives in Murfreesboro and I would try to be as into stuff on campus as possible, joining the band, Phi Mu Alpha, intramurals, maybe working for the radio station, I'd be busy because I love being busy. Would I get any bad words or anything at me for attending? If I'm accepted well, I'll love it, but that's the only thing that makes me nervous.