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Having Trouble with choosing school Tuskegee Posted on 04-22-2011
NoSE

Well first off I am a sophomore. My G.P.A is a 3.5(working on getting it to a 3.7) Practice Act 30. Right now I'm looking at a couple of schools two that are  PWI (Northwestern University + Boston) My HBUC choose is Tuskegee university and Spelman. I like Tuskee better they have a straight forward Engineering degree unlike Spelman. One of my concerns are that I won't be able to get into a PhD program for Biomedical Engineering because of my undergrad choice(Tuskegee) or a job. I feel that I will have better luck with saying I went to Northwestern then Tuskegee. I want to go to a HBUC because the experience and most importantly the thriving social life that I can't get at Northwestern. The admission standards for Tuskegee are so low. I'm working my butt off and students with straight c's can get in. I go to  a all white school with few blacks. I'm comfortable but feel if I had black friends who wanted to do something with their life I would feel more at home. Please give advise on choosing school. Does it matter where you get your degree.

SIDE NOTE! I use to be in love with Spelman but the fact that it is an all girl school is  a negative. I know Morehouse is down the street but still....


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bray_tusk91 from Orlando, FL replied on 04-22-2011 10:29AM [Reply]

Many Tuskegee graduates go on to get there advance degrees after graduation. When I attended there as a Aerospace Engineering student Ga. Tech was actually a big recruiter for there graduate programs. I think it is actually easier to get into graduate school coming from an HBCU.

My argument is do undergrad someplace where you will feel must happiest and comfortable. Because given your grades are good you will be able to get into virtually any graduate program you wish. But, the memories and the enjoyment you will make at Tuskegee or Spelman will last you for ever!!!

College data link Tuskegee Univ:

http://www.collegedata.com/cs/data/college/college_pg06_tmpl.jhtml?schoolId=1557

AFTER GRADUATION
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months    80%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly    70%

College Data link Spelman college:

http://www.collegedata.com/cs/data/college/college_pg06_tmpl.jhtml?schoolId=1659

AFTER GRADUATION
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months    25%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly    41%


Here is a bit of dated but, good information(see links below) on the "Atlanta University Center Dual Degree Engineering Program" which would obviously include Spelman college.


Link:

http://www.aucenter.edu/ddep/

Link:

http://www.aucenter.edu/ddep/documents/Blk%20Issues%20Higher%20Ed.swf
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"NoSE" wrote:
Well first off I am a sophomore. My G.P.A is a 3.5(working on getting it to a 3.7) Practice Act 30. Right now I'm looking at a couple of schools two that are  PWI (Northwestern University + Boston) My HBUC choose is Tuskegee university and Spelman. I like Tuskee better they have a straight forward Engineering degree unlike Spelman. One of my concerns are that I won't be able to get into a PhD program for Biomedical Engineering because of my undergrad choice(Tuskegee) or a job. I feel that I will have better luck with saying I went to Northwestern then Tuskegee. I want to go to a HBUC because the experience and most importantly the thriving social life that I can't get at Northwestern. The admission standards for Tuskegee are so low. I'm working my butt off and students with straight c's can get in. I go to  a all white school with few blacks. I'm comfortable but feel if I had black friends who wanted to do something with their life I would feel more at home. Please give advise on choosing school. Does it matter where you get your degree.


SIDE NOTE! I use to be in love with Spelman but the fact that it is an all girl school is  a negative. I know Morehouse is down the street but still....


 
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