Well the website says....A student's secondary school preparation should include four (4) units in English, (3) units in Mathematics, two (2) units in Natural Sciences, and two (2) units in Social Sciences. Two (2) units of Foreign Language are also recommended to be included in preparation for entering students. Additional study should be pursued in academic subjects according to individual interests. Students who present strong academic records with a "B" or better average (85 or better on 100 point scale) and test scores of at least 1000 on the SAT or 22 on the ACT have the best chance for admission to Morehouse.HOWEVER!!!Dont aim to do the minimum... like any other school, they want stundets with High GPAs, High Test Scores, and you MUST show them your involved in extra cirriculars... of course there are exceptions, but im sure no one want to be uncertain about whether or not they have what it takes to get in... But one thing that the majority of schools really focus on is your ESSAY, that can make or break an applicant... make sure it shows your personality and it comes from the heart. You have to advertise yourself and show the school why they should accept you... and what you plan to do with your life.
Um..."hired for affirmitive action" bin? Have you stopped and taken a look and what the graduates Hampton University are doing? Thats most important when it comes to what school one should attend. Do you have any evidence which supports HBCU degrees wont be taken seriously in the working world? Like graytgurl said, does it really matter HOW you got the job??
When it comes to any sort of rankings, HBCUs typically dont make the list based on the criteria they used to rank each school. But that doesnt count them out as not being good schools compared PWIs. For example (dont mean to shout out my college but its a good example), Black Enterprise magazine ranked morehouse from #1 to #45 in 2004. Why? Well, according to the magazine, unlike in the past, they put increased emphasis on the size of the institution, and on one year’s graduation rate, the year 2004. Well that doesn't count because morehouse is a small school and has no plans on increasing its size. Even in 2004, the year Morehouse's graduation rate was the lowest it has been for the past five years, we still graduated 465 students – more African American males, Morehouse believes, than any other institution of higher education in the NATION (mind you,the average graduation rate nationally for African American males is about 33 percent). This obviously won't allow us to compare larger institutions, based specifically on Black Enterprise's RANKING CRITERIA. So if your going to based your decisions on what "rank" your school is, then you are really going to have to analyze how they rank schools and determine if it's accurate.
And even still, you probabaly won't have the kind of experience at a PWI as you would at an HBCU, whos campuses usually support togetherness along with brother/ sisterhood, and overall pride in who you are and where your ancestors come from.
Take a look at what this woman had to say about attending an HBCU:
YouTube - AUC Ed
But in the end it's all up to you and what you feel is best for you. This is just my take on it.
BECAUSE MEN AND WOMEN DO NOT THINK ALIKE.
Know how he "THINKS" and you'll get why he never "UNDERSTANDS" you.
Men tend to objectify situationsMen tend to focus on resultsMen open up more when they get acceptance, trust and appreciation
From early childhood and up, males are often complimented about what they do, what they've done, what their results are, and women are complimented on who they are, how they are being, and of course how they look. So it's no wonder that men like knowing they've done a good job - created a good result - women like knowing they've done a good job and the result compliments who they are.
Men go from point A to point B. They are focused on getting from here to there as efficiently as possible, and making a difference along the way. You see this in sports, as they get the ball from here to there, make the point, score the goal. A man instinctively focuses on his goal and what's right in front of him, so it's easy for him to switch his attitude by getting off problem A and looking at situation B.
His tendency to focus can tend to create problems and misunderstandings with the opposite sex. For example, when under stress, a man will tend to be more focused than usual. At such times, he tends to exclude other things that are important, if they are not in his immediate view. Let's say his wife has asked him to take out the garbage an hour ago. If he's focused on fixing a passage in a musical sequence, he may forget that she's asked him to take out the trash! He's not forgetful on purpose, it's just his style of thinking.
Men's Needs and Styles
[SIZE=-1]Let go and...
[SIZE=-1]Don't try to change me
[SIZE=-1]Need to be right, noble
Because men need primarily need to feel trusted, one of the biggest mistakes a woman can make is to give unsolicited advice, even though this is an aspect of her caring style. Offering help, without being asked may say to him that you don't trust him to have the answer. Men want you to wait till he asks for advice, before giving it. Many women become frustrated when they hear this. They say, "If I cant' give advice, how do I get what I want?" The secret is to ask for what you want in a positive way. By learning to ask for more, in a non-demanding way, most women are surprised at how much more support they will receive!
Ask men questions instead of giving advice. Asking a question lets him "stay in charge" and "save face." A man always wants to be the knight in shinning armour, even if he is just simply driving to the theater!
Go to college for YOU, not for anyone else. Because in the end its all about YOU and what YOU need to do to become successful. His college may not be the best for whatever field YOUR interested in and that may affect your experience. And lets say you do go to college for him... and in the worst case scenario, it doesn't work out?... Then what?? Transfer and start all over?? Or maybe stay and make the best of it hopeing that you can move on and it won't take a toll on your school performance. Could you live with seeing him on camous with another girl and not having it affect you in the least bit?? Because in the end it's all about YOU and YOUR life. Just keep in mind, "YOUR education comes FIRST... everything else is second."
- The weather
- The malls
- Hurricane days
- Lime green fire engines
- The beach
- My friends
- The gossip/drama
- The traditions
- The parties, clubs, etc..
- The radio stations
- Seeing Celebrities
- $100,000 cars on the road like hondas..
I wont miss:
- Having to speak to the manager cauz theyre the onlii ones who speak english
- An entire population of fake people at my school.
- Not seeing black people with thier lives together.
- The blatent racism.
Yes, you are correct. There are a lot of guys out there that are not willing to even try to attain their fullest potential. It is also sad that females are willing to settle for said guys. However I know more guys that aren't thuggish or in anyway "street" that are the same way that aren't about a damn thing except getting laid and making sure their bills are paid. Ignorance wears many a mask. It is up to the like of young ladies that are not too much unlike yourself to not accept such insolence. As long as it is popular to be ignorant, then that is what the majority of guys will be. When the lot of you set your standards higher, then perhaps more of these guys will strive to be about something. On the same token, what many females consider "about something" is quite disturbing. My suggestion to you however would be to:
a) Stop focusing on what guys aren't doing. Its disheartening enough that there are numerous women that seem to flock to such silliness. The more you come into a public place and say things that basically about to "*****s ain't ****", the less incentive anyone has to be a better man in this first place. Please try to be uplifting to those of us that are out there trying to do something with our lives and especially those of us that would like to benefit a special companion.
Pay attention. There are more gentlemen out there than you care to realize. They're not going to jump out right in front of you, and its not their place to do so. You talk some mighty big words, about wanting a gentleman and finding intelligent men attractive, yet when the moment of praxis arrives, are you going to step up to the plate? I'm willing to gamble that on any given day when you're about the town, you pass by many.
As long as there are girls out there who entertain such foolishness... it will always be there. And then when they finally "wise up" and want a "good man", its too late and he's married with 2 kids and a Volvo.
Oh, about the dorms... again according to someone at morehouse:
Each room has a bed, desk, chair, dresser & closet space.....the lighting is flourescent ceiling, so bring a good lamp.....there are climate control device in each room (some better than others).....the floors are tiled so a large rug s/b purchased.....the beds are twin - NOT extra long, 4-post beds.....a trunk is good for secure storage.....microwaves, nor any other cooking device of ANY kind are allowed !!!.....several of your RA's should have them and allow their use at reasonable hours of the day.....refridgerators are allowed and necessary !!!.....tv reception differs from building to building, and floor to floor throughout campus; there is no cable in the freshmen dorm rooms, however, several have had cable in the lobby area.....bringing your game system is cool IF you have self control, discipline, otherwise, don't do it !!!......it has been the demise of many students.....stereos are fine but most dorms have a very strict noise code - "the 3-ft rule" - basically the words of any song being played should not be discernable beyond 3ft from your door.....the walls are cinderblock and sound travels well - especially base, so govern yourself accordingly.....a computer is of course invaluable, but a pc will serve you better because it is less likely to be "borrowed" !!!.....the campus has wireless hot spots.....bring a couple suits - there are a couple convocations that are mandatory, some hmecoming events that warrant professional attire, and there is always church - almost one on every corner out here.....there are several wal-marts, targets, circuit citys, best buys, and department stores within 15-20 minutes of campus, so some things may be purchased once you get here, however, remember: there are 3 schools right next to one another - clark atlanta, morehouse and spelman, all starting around the same time, as well as ga state, ga tech, agnes scott, emory, oxford, oglethorpe, clayton state & west ga all starting also around that time so the malls and stores will be crowded and stocks may be sparse .....each resident has his own furniture EXCEPT in a few rooms in graves where there is only ONE closet.....the dressers vary in size according to the dorm.....some closets are in the wall, some are free standing.....there is not much space in most of them so, again, a trunk or similar object will come in handy.....there are 2 lanudry rooms on main campus, 1 in fair street (upperclassmen) and several in the suites (upperclassmen).....they use quarters and late nite is always best time, with a textbook !!!.....visitation ??? - common practice has been after midterms 1st semester or around homecoming.....it depends on the RD.....some are more strict than others and base it upon conduct in the dorm.....some dorms have gone the entire 1st semester without it!!!.....upperclassmen have it all year long.....there is not supposed to 24 hr visitation - except in the suite /apartments.
Ayyyy! lol. Yup that's South Florida. Can't forget the Youth Fair; 20th street;
the Heat and the Marlins' parades; clubs: nocturnal, cafe inguana, wet willies (ain't old enough to get in but know about it lol); the bop (dance)...that's all i can think of.
Not to mention...
-- Skipping school to go to the beach...
-- Early Release days means: Wear your bathing suit to school and leave ur towel in the car...
-- Reggaeton is more then music... its a lifestyle
-- English is the SECOND language
-- Bayside hutt
-- Dadeland, The Falls, Southland (formerly cutler ridge), Town and Country, 163 st, Dolphin, Aventrua, Sawgrass mills, and Sunset place....
-- Prom is not one night, its an ENTIRE WEEKEND...partying at hotels or on the beach afterwards is STANDARD!!
-- Figureing out that after a certain distance... Publix no longer exists
-- The last hurricane that knocked everyones power out for DAYS!!.. some WEEKS!!!
-- "Peanutt Butter jelly" and "Ice Cream and Cake" are not just food!!!
-- Miami-Dade, Broward, Tampa, Orlando, and tallahasse.... everything else is either non existant or "country".