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Do Whites have an advantage that attend HBCUs?

HowtonHowton Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
edited July 2013 in Howard University
Do you think whites belong here?
Are they accepted here?
Does it give them a leg up in the job market having an HBCU degree?
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Replies to: Do Whites have an advantage that attend HBCUs?

  • JAMCAFEJAMCAFE Registered User Posts: 666 Member
    Can't offer you a white perspective but my 2 cents:

    Yes whites are accepted and welcomed at HBCUs. You'll have to make an extra effort to socialize since most AA picked it because it is predominantly AA. There are lots of internationals at HBCUs as well so many others will be trying to fit in. If you like standing out, odds are professors etc. will remember you.

    I don't think it will give you a leg up but some interviewers will be surprised when they meet you after seeing HBCU on your resume - a topic to break the ice maybe. Some companies go out of their way to recruit at HBCU so that can be a plus.
  • 908kiddo908kiddo Registered User Posts: 266 Junior Member
    Agree with everything the poster above me said.

    And yes, you'll probably get a humongous boost in admissions.
  • MandingoMandingo Registered User Posts: 65 Junior Member
    To me, it's pretty much the same as a black student going to a predominately white college? Will you stand out? Yes. Will that be a good or a bad thing? That's all up to you.
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