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**THE OFFICIAL HAMPTON/HOWARD THREAD** Posted on 12-22-2004
AfroPoeticSista

Since Howard and Hampton prospects seem to make a new thread every week regarding their prospective schools, this is the official thread for all business involving the two HUs. This is not a thread to argue over which is "the REAL HU," but rather a place for yall to brag about your acceptance letters, ask questions about the school, and talk to people who go there. Instead of making another is-it-hard-to-get-to-howard-what-goes-down-at-hampton-why-is-the-ocean-blue post. !HAPPY POSTING! (i myself applied to one of those schools by the way....)
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cityscape511 from On Top of the World, SD replied on 06-29-2010 05:45PM [Reply]
I kno this thread is old but...I am a rising Senior and I've been eyeing HU since the 8th grade but i've read so many reviews that say different things I'm skeptical that Howard is really for me ...I'm looking for a school where I can get a well-rounded experience not just preprofessional training and good parties...(although those are a plus) an intellectual school where people can learn from each other. in a review someone that goes there said "The experience I've gotten from Howard has been inspiring yet disappointing...a large segment of Howard students perpetuate Black stereotypes. I've heard some opinions expressed in classes which have no factual basis and are pretty ignorant and uninformed...The preprofessionalism spills over to the mindset of the students. You will find classmates asking 'What can you do with your degree?' rather than 'What are you reading?'...I would say if you want classmates who talk about texts outside of class and who are passionate about human rights, you will feel out of place because most of the people here are about fashion, dating, and money." Is this true? Please help me!
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cityscape511 from On Top of the World, SD replied on 06-29-2010 05:45PM [Reply]
I am a rising Senior and I've been eyeing HU since the 8th grade but i've read so many reviews that say different things I'm skeptical that Howard is really for me ...I'm looking for a school where I can get a well-rounded experience not just preprofessional training and good parties...(although those are a plus) an intellectual school where people can learn from each other. in a review someone that goes there said "The experience I've gotten from Howard has been inspiring yet disappointing...a large segment of Howard students perpetuate Black stereotypes. I've heard some opinions expressed in classes which have no factual basis and are pretty ignorant and uninformed...The preprofessionalism spills over to the mindset of the students. You will find classmates asking 'What can you do with your degree?' rather than 'What are you reading?'...I would say if you want classmates who talk about texts outside of class and who are passionate about human rights, you will feel out of place because most of the people here are about fashion, dating, and money." Is this true? Please help me!
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cityscape511 from On Top of the World, SD replied on 06-29-2010 05:45PM [Reply]
I am a rising Senior and I've been eyeing HU since the 8th grade but i've read so many reviews that say different things I'm skeptical that Howard is really for me ...I'm looking for a school where I can get a well-rounded experience not just preprofessional training and good parties...(although those are a plus) an intellectual school where people can learn from each other. in a review someone that goes there said "The experience I've gotten from Howard has been inspiring yet disappointing...a large segment of Howard students perpetuate Black stereotypes. I've heard some opinions expressed in classes which have no factual basis and are pretty ignorant and uninformed...The preprofessionalism spills over to the mindset of the students. You will find classmates asking 'What can you do with your degree?' rather than 'What are you reading?'...I would say if you want classmates who talk about texts outside of class and who are passionate about human rights, you will feel out of place because most of the people here are about fashion, dating, and money." Is this true? Please help me!
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NeoSoulBrotha replied on 09-10-2010 07:49PM [Reply]

I don't think you'll have a problem finding other students that are socially and politicaly conscious. Will there be people who are only concerned with popularity, money, and socializing? Yes, but reflects more on American culture in general than HBCUs.

The interesting thing about HBCU life is the intellectual and social diversity. When I was at Hampton, I made it a point to connect with people who were of a similar mindset, and I wasn't disappointed.

This will, however, require some due diligence on your part... when you're on the yard keep your eyes open for people and organizations that pique your interest. You'll find what you're looking for.

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NeoSoulBrotha replied on 09-10-2010 07:49PM [Reply]

I don't think you'll have a problem finding other students that are socially and politicaly conscious. Will there be people who are only concerned with popularity, money, and socializing? Yes, but reflects more on American culture in general than HBCUs.

The interesting thing about HBCU life is the intellectual and social diversity. When I was at Hampton, I made it a point to connect with people who were of a similar mindset, and I wasn't disappointed.

This will, however, require some due diligence on your part... when you're on the yard keep your eyes open for people and organizations that pique your interest. You'll find what you're looking for.

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cityscape511 from On Top of the World, SD replied on 09-11-2010 12:18AM [Reply]
Thanks NeoSoulBrotha! You made a good point there.
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