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Which college is best for me?

dbaker2009dbaker2009 4 replies3 threads New Member
I'd like to provide some stats and what I'm looking for in a school. If possible, Id like to take some suggestions on schools that might be a good fit.

Okay so stats :
Class of 2018 HS Grad
ACT: 29
GPA: 3.6-3.8
Involved in many ECs, including CLASS President, Girls Scouts, etc.
Attends academic summer camp every summer
Part time fast food job
First Gen College Student
Plans on majoring in Chemistry with a minor in Spanish and then going to Med School

Okay I'm looking for: (and all of these are able to be compromised because I know I won't find a single school that's exactly like this)

A school within Tennessee, Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia
Where I would be ranked highly enough to secure tuition scholarships
A school with a high concentration of black culture (example: Georgia State's 40% black population)
Nice dorms
Near a metro area (within 30-45 minute drive)

Thanks for the help!
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  • aunt beaaunt bea 10335 replies71 threads Senior Member
    Try the HBCU schools.
    Howard University is a great school.
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  • dbaker2009dbaker2009 4 replies3 threads New Member
    Howard was my first choice. However, my mom told me that D.C. was wayyy too far. She would prefer for me to go to a school in the South... I'm definitely interested in HBCUs , but a PWI with High Black Concentration wouldn't be bad either
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  • aunt beaaunt bea 10335 replies71 threads Senior Member
  • AroundHereAroundHere 3600 replies22 threads Senior Member
    I went to college board big future, limited my search to the states you named, HBCU, and urban or suburban location and got 32 choices. You can also search on percentage of minorities under the diversity tab.
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  • rosered55rosered55 4834 replies124 threads Senior Member
    One possibility is Agnes Scott College, an all-women's school in suburban Atlanta.
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  • dbaker2009dbaker2009 4 replies3 threads New Member
    Gonna look into it thanks!
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  • NuScholarNuScholar 231 replies24 threads Junior Member
    edited August 2017
    @dbaker2009 Based on your criteria, here my top picks

    Spelman (may get a partial scholarship) - And who doesn't love Atlanta
    FAMU (full ride) - Tallahassee is the biggest city in northern Florida
    Texas Southern (full ride) - Houston is amazing
    Prairie View A&M (full ride) - Again, Houston is amazing and only 50 minutes away from this school
    Tennessee State (full ride) - Nashville is a strong city
    Xavier (full ride) - New Orleans is like no place else in the world

    Georgia State University (full ride) - Atlanta is great for black culture and big city living
    University of Texas at Arlington (full ride) - DFW is also great for black culture and big city living
    University of Houston (partial ride)- Houston is another great city for black culture and big city living
    Florida State Univ (partial ride) - Tallahassee is OK and again the biggest city in North Florida
    LSU (partial ride) - It's an hour away from New Orleans

    edited August 2017
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 43226 replies471 threads Senior Member
    Do apply to Howard.. You can see if, once admitted with scholarship, your mother may change her mind (seeing how it's one of the most prestigious HBCUs.)
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