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Spelman College or Dillard University Fall 2018
I am very indecisive about choosing the right college. Spelman College (approx. 2,200 students) is a private all female HBCU in Atlanta, and Dillard University (approx. 1,300 students) is a private co-ed HBCU in New Orleans. Spelman's cost of attendance is around $47,000 annually while Dillard's is around $34,000 annually. I have been accepted to both and Dillard has given me an annual scholarship that covers tuition which is around $16,500, while Spelman has given me nothing. I like how big of a name Spelman has, how many opportunities are presented to the the students, and I like how smart the students are. For Dillard, the campus seems to be a little bigger, I like the location, but I don't like how small the student population is (my high school is bigger than that). Is Spelman worth the cost when I can go to a perfectly fine HBCU for much cheaper? Do people really value which school you attend to the point that I should attend Spelman over Dillard? My parents are also paying for my older sibling to attend college and we would both like to go to grad school.11 replies
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