So I'm a junior in high school and will be applying to colleges next year. I wanted to know, whats the difference in education between HBCUs and regular colleges, with mainly white people? Why did you choose your HBCU? What HBCU would you recommend to a nursing major? How much financial aid do you thnk I could get (GPA: 3.75 ... SAT: 1650 ... ACT: 29)?
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Originally, I started my college career at a PWI. At first I loved it! But after the hype of freshman year went away, I realized that I was just a number to the university and my professors truly didnít care anything about me excelling academically even though that was what I was paying them to do. So my sophomore year I transferred to PVAMU. I got to know ALL of the professors of my major and the Dean of my college very well and they do everything in their power to make sure I graduate a leader in my field of study." Nina Whitfield - Major: Psychology Minor: African American Studies |Twitter Contact: @NinaRoss88 (Here is the link to her full interview)
A: I chose Biology as a major because I really like the life sciences and as a major, biology, crosses over into many different fields of science, allowing me to explore many options.
What professors at Langston University are leaving or have left the most impression upon you as a student and/or person? What did they do that continues to mean so much to you to this day?
A: Dr. Drain (see below), Acting Chair of the Biology Department, and Dr. Coleman, Chair of the Chemistry Department, have had the greatest impressions on me thus far. Dr. Drain is very encouraging and challenged me to reach my full potential while I was taking her class and Dr. Coleman has opened many doors for me and continues to do so as he constantly offers a helping hand in my endeavors. Another professor that has done a lot for me is Dr. Matand. I have worked with him for the past year in the Biotechnology Lab and he has been nothing but kind and helpful as he too always offers a helping hand." - Our Interview with ShaRhonda Pickett of Langston University| Major: Biology
So I'm a junior in high school and will be applying to colleges next year. I wanted to know, whats the difference in education between HBCUs and regular colleges, with mainly white people? Why did you choose your HBCU? What HBCU would you recommend to a nursing major? How much financial aid do you thnk I could get (GPA: 3.72 ... SAT: 1650 ... ACT: haven't taken yet)?
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how are u. i just recently graduated from an HBCU ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY in biology with plans on going to professional school. i had 6 friends that all went to school in biology pre- med. only 2 of us finished that major and the other also went to an HBCU JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY. She is now in medical school. We weren't the only one who finished because its said that HBCUs are easy but because of the student support thats on the campus. you are able to ask your professors questions and they are concerned about your well being b/c you will develope a relationship with them. Not only that you want to go to a school thats going to help you build a strong resume' ( high GPA, Internships, leadership positions, etc.) i currently work with a girl you went to as u call a "standared" university. She pays 40,000 a yr and i paid that for all 4 years. She wants to go to med school and has not shadowing hours, no internships preparing her for her MCAT or anything. My school and other HBCUs offers these things and at many times no cost to students. My school had be gone every summer on paid interns ranging from 3000-4000 dollars a summer and i even go to go abroad. at the end of the day you going to have to go to grad school because Bachelors is enough these days go to and HBCU keep a good GPA get to know your professors and intern as much as u can so when u get ready to go to grad school or enter the working world you got a strong resume to stand on "Marketable"!!
Good luck in the application process
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Alcorn State University!!! please just call and talk to the nursing school and visit the website!! 601-877-6100. One of the best in the region and nurses leave well prepared because of the many clinical sites that the nurses do rotations at. food for thought: my friend graduted last year and made $74,000 her first year and was offered a promotion after 8 months on the job.