2018 America’s Top HBCUs
Looking for a truly diverse college experience filled supported by incredible faculty and empowering atmosphere?
Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are an opportunity to find all of this and more while also attending some of the best universities in the country.
Here are some of the top HBCUs for 2018.
- Spelman CollegeLocated in Atlanta, Spelman College is a small private not-for-profit institution providing a liberal arts education to women.
It’s a great fit for students who are looking for a small campus and an equally small student to faculty ratio (11:1). Although it’s student body is just north of 2,000, there is still plenty to do on campus. With over 80 student organizations, there’s something for everyone and a way to get to know other students from all walks of life.
Spelman is not only one of the best HBCUs in the country, but it was also ranked as the #3 school in the Students’ Top Schools for Inspiration list by The Wall Street Journal.
- Howard UniversityHoward is one of the oldest and best-known HBCUs. Founded in 1867, the school is a historically black college but accepts students of all races and genders to create a full student body of around 10,000 in the heart of Washington, D.C.
Howard University is a good fit for post-graduates and anyone looking to continue their academic career beyond their four-year degree because the university produces more black doctorate recipients than any other non-profit institution. The business school has also been ranked in the top spot of the schools for opportunities for minority students by the Princeton Review.
- Morehouse CollegeArguably the most famous HBC, Morehouse College was the academic home of Civil Rights hero and legendary activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr as well as many other civil rights leaders. It is also one of only two HBCUs to produce Rhodes Scholars.
Morehouse has an enrollment of 2,000 students, making it the largest men’s college in the United States. The small student body allows for an impressive student-faculty ratio of 13:1. Though it’s a small college, Morehouse, along with Spelman College, are part of the Atlanta University Center, ensuring access to wider shared resources.
- Hampton UniversityLooking for a small town college experience at one of the HBCUs in the country? Look no further than Hampton University.
Based in Hampton, Virginia, this school offers a small-town experience with a good size student body of around 4,000. The student-faculty ratio reflects both the small size of the school at 19:1. Although it’s small, there’s plenty of opportunity for high-level sports: Hampton is home to both NCAA Division I and II sports teams.
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