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Seven Interesting Facts You May Not Know About HBCUs

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For over 150 years, HBCUs have been serving the Black community with not only higher education opportunities, but also a chance to celebrate the uniqueness of Black culture. These institutions are enriched with excellence from important leaders, historical buildings, and overall history. To shine light on just some of the interesting facts about HBCUs, we created a list of seven things that people might not know about these fundamental colleges.  1. Omega Psi Phi was the first fraternity to be created at an HBCU. It was founded in 1911 at Howard University by Edgar Amos Love, Oscar James Cooper, and...

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The Top HBCUs for Scholarships

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Historically Black Colleges and Universities were established with the intended purpose of giving African Americans an opportunity to learn higher education. Out of 107 HBCUs, 51 are public and 56 are private. The average acceptance rate to these institutions is around 64.72% according to collegetuitioncompare.com. Additionally, the average HBCU tuition is around $7,117 and nearly doubled for out-of-state residents. Of course, this is just the average HBCU tuition and the exact amount depends on the specific institution. The most expensive HBCU is Spelman College at around $30,000. Yet, most HBCU students typically receive some financial aid to continue their higher...

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Top 10 Most Beautiful HBCU Campuses

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Historically Black Colleges and Universities are undoubtedly known for their history and the critical role they have played in allowing African American to receive a quality education. In addition to their historic significance, these HBCU campuses serve as some of the most stunning and breathtaking campuses across the nation. Let’s take a look at our top 10 most beautiful HBCU campuses.   1. Spelman College Spelman was originally founded in 1881 as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary and later became Spelman College in 1924. This institution serves as a private historically Black, women’s liberal arts college and is a apart of...

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Spelman College Renames Performing Arts Center After LaTanya Richardson Jackson and Samuel L. Jackson

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  Spelman College’s newly renovated theater and performing arts center will be named after Spelman alumna, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, and Morehouse College alum, Samuel L. Jackson. This honor comes as a result of both of their exceptional achievements not only during their college years, but their successful careers as well. LaTanya is an actress and Tony Award Best Actress nominee who has been seen in “A Raisin in the Sun” and many other broadway performances. Samuel, known as one of the highest grossing actors, has been seen in over 100 films and has received numerous nominees for his acting roles....

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LeMoyne Owen College's "Black Magic" Wossman Drumline Competition

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  YouTube Channel, Killa Kev Productions, posts a performance of LeMoyne-Owen College’s Drumline, “Black Magic”, at the 2020 Wossman Drumline Competition. LeMoyne-Owen College also known as LOC, is a private historically black college located in Memphis, Tennessee. Originally, LeMoyne College and Owen College were two separate church-affiliated institutions. Yet, It became one of many HBCU’s that emerged as a result of the 1968 merger during and after the Civil War. Despite suffering from a lack of financial resources and being on probation in 2007, LOC has received donations throughout the years which helped regain their accreditation from the Southern Association...

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