I attend Hampton and I'm gonna say no. I love my school, but $30G's should pay for some nicer things. I mean the dorms aren't the best. The administration is horrible. And I feel like Harvey is just tryin to make a buck!
Yes, the education is great and I think I'll be very prepared. My cousin and uncle both attended the university and are doing well. I'm a broadcast journalism student and the campus facilities are good, but not state-of-the-art.
Don't get me wrong the school is great, but it wouldn't hurt to drop the price tag down 5G's or not be so stingy with scholarship money
Can I just say I stayed in Davidson and HATED IT! lol. Upper-class dorms are better though. And all the dorms have nicknames. Davidson Divas, VC Cuties, Moton Misses, Twitchell Trendsettas, Kennedy Queens, and Kelsey Knock-outs.
Oh and Davidson and Kelsey don't have air! VC doesn't have step and unless on in A,B, or, C hall you gonna be climbing steps like crazy!
Idk where you decided to go and I'm extra late you should've put that deposit in by now. But I attend Hampton University and it's a love/hate relationship. I love the people, both professor and students. If you go and take health take Prof Alexander love, love, love her. The parties and cabarets and all other events are on point. Kevin Hart, Marlon Wayans, Monica, Ryan Leslie, and even Tye Tribbett were on campus this past school year +more. The worse thing is the administration. You just have to stay on them or it won't get done. I know a friend of mine just received her Fall 08 refund check last month. And another has yet to receive anything from HU confirming they're still a student there after doin what she's suppose to do. But overall the academics are on point.
AUC stands for Atlanta University Center. It consists of Spelman College, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, the Interdenominational Theological Center, and Morris Brown College. Most of the time when people talk about the AUC they are only referring to Spelman, Clark, and Morehouse. It is the largest consortium of HBCUs in the United States.
The new dorm is called The Suites and it is full. None of the dorms have private bathrooms. The older residence halls have bigger rooms but keep in mind that there are no singles left on campus since returning students were able to select their rooms first. LLCI and LLCII have AC. McAlpin has privacy walls in the double occupancy rooms and is closer to the parking deck, student center, and mail center. Laura Spelman and Morehouse James have nice sized rooms. As far as freshman dorms HH and Manley are close to the student center and mail center. Abby has a nice atmosphere that will remind you of a house. LLCI is for honors students.
I am absolutely, positively, officially, and finally a SPELMAN WOMAN!!!!!
Now that I have leaped over that hurdle, my next big task is finding a dorm. I know there are MANY threads on the dorms, but there are none on the dorm bathrooms. I consider myself a neat-freak, so I would like to know which dorms have private bathrooms as opposed to community showers. I know that in the new dorm residence, up to 4 girls have their own rooms and share two bathrooms. I love that idea, but I do not like the idea of a community (locker room-like) shower. What other dorms on the Spelman campus have bathrooms in their actual dorms instead of a community shower?
Also, which are the best dorms for sophomores? And how hard is it to get your own room?
Please and thanks to all of my sistas in advance
For anyone intersted in the answer to this question: Spelman admitted 36% of its applicants last year. From what I'm hearing Spelman is raising its standards even more. Even with this change it won't come close to the 7-9 percent admittance rates of some ivy league schools.
Attending a Historically Black College and University (HBCUs) connects me to my African American roots and creates a comfortable and relatable educational environment. A Historically Black College is defined as an establishment made prior to 1964 whose mission is to educate African American men and women. Today there are approximately 117 HBCUs including Spelman College, Tuskegee University and Howard University. Several people question what is significant about an HBCU, what have they contributed to American society, and how they are relevant today?
The importance of an HBCUs lies in the pride that is instilled in Black people, their credibility as accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the Secretary of Education, and achievements reflecting the struggle of the African American community. Historically black colleges have contributed to American society by giving Blacks an opportunity to learn a skill or trade and eventually of a higher education. Prior to the formation of HBCUs, southern states strongly opposed the education of Blacks. Teaching slaves to read and write was prohibited by law in most areas of the South. In 1837, Richard Humpleys founded Cheyney University in Pennsylvania, the first HBCU, which was originally established as a teaching elementary and high school, called The Institute of Colored Youth and late renamed Cheyney University. Lincoln College in Pennsylvania and Wilberforce College in Ohio were the next establishments in 1854 and 1856. Formal education for Blacks was virtually non-existent until after the Civil War. Following the Civil War there was a dramatic increase of HBCUs institutions funded by Freedman's Bureau, African Americans, churches and organizations. These HBCUs were mobilized to train and motivate Blacks and other minorities in mechanical and technical skills.
Not only did HBCUs became a valuable resource for Blacks survival in the earlier periods of history, but they are responsible for producing luminaries such as Martin Luther King Jr. (Morehouse, Alex Haley (Alabama State), Oprah Winfrey (Tennessee State) and Thurgood Marshall and Phylicia Rashad (Howard University). These famous alumni have been an example to their Race for generations and will continue to be. They are still relevant today by making a higher education available and showing by example that African Americans can learn just as their White counterparts and showed what could be accomplished simply by their opportunity of a higher education. Today the contributions of HBCUs in American society are clearly evident as a vehicle for successful minority graduates. Some people believe Blacks are the only ones attending HBCUs, which is false. The majority of students are found to be Black but HBCUs include groups such as Native Americans and Hispanics. HBCUs conduce to society by making college affordable for families who can not furnish enrollment in Traditional White Institutions. Grant programs associated with HBCUs, such as The United Negro College Fund, provide financial assistance to underprivileged students such as grants, scholarships and intern programs. Thurgood Marshall, Jackie Robinson, Ron Brown Scholarship and United Negro Fund are financial resources issued for minority students attending post-secondary education.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities are relevant today because they continue to show African American students their true potential and prepare students for leadership positions in society. Statistics show those who graduate from HBCUs have higher rates of job satisfaction and participation in community services after graduating. HBCUs prepare students to be leaders in their communities and in society at large. Today over half of all African American professionals are graduates of HBCUs. Almost half of the members of the Congressional Caucus attended an HBCU. The proof of the power of a HBCU is in the success of its graduates. As the newer generations see the standards and achievements of our former as well as present. The African American leaders and the young people they influence will become the next generation of judges, lawyers, doctors, mayors, senators and presidents, setting the example for the next generation who may not have the usual financial means to attend a college but will meet up with others who are in a similar circumstance in their community and still overcome all obstacles and go on to achieve.
I believe at a Historically Black College and University you learn who you are, where you came from and where you are going. You get an advantage of learning African American history and the struggle of former Black leaders and taking pride in all that our fore parents accomplished. You understand and gain realization that just over 40 years ago, Blacks still had to fight to attend a White College or University. White attending a HBCU you learn that you deserve equal opportunities in education and society. You realize that you owe yourself and your ancestors and former black leaders to be successful and you carry on the legacy and make their descendants, proud by graduating from college and taking your place in society.
“The best way to hide something from Black people is to put it in a book!” This hurtful racist quote has continuously been repeated at Claflin University as a sense of motivation and inspiration. Historical Black Colleges and Universities have given millions of individuals the opportunity to break this generation old thought of ignorance. With 103 public and private institutes, Historically Black Colleges and Universities have changed history while continuing to brighten the future for African Americans. Until the 13th Amendment abolished slavery, the thought of education was unimaginable by African Americans. Since the late 1800, the history of African Americans has changed from the working field-hand to successful world-renowned individuals. HBCU’s have offered the chance to learn about our past roots and the important parts that are left out of most history books. Historical Black Colleges and Universities have a relevant purpose in their teachings as they educate this generation and generations to come on varies hardships that African Americans have had to overcome for their respect. African Americans have contributed numerously to the growth of America without recognition for their inventions and educational milestones. Educating African American people like; Booker T. Washington, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Oprah Winfrey, Sean P. Diddy Combs, Yolanda Adams, and Ruben Studdard, to name a few! These accomplished individuals are respected because of their timeless contributions to the African American race and to America as a whole. Their countless efforts to uplift and motivate African Americans to attend college, has helped to move our race into a higher economic standing. With years of credibility and reverence, HBCU’s have proven to have a significant purpose in today’s society. Although my goals of success and higher education could have been received from a BigTen multi-racial college; I decided to embark on the journey that many successful African Americans have taken. Growing up in a predominately Caucasian area in Indiana, I’ve learned some of the greatest lessons of life while on a campus with a majority of African Americans. While attending Claflin University I have gained abundance of mind-boggling information; from how to make it in corporate America, to saving, to dressing, and networking which in turn will preparing me for the different companies that hire Claflin graduates. The experience at an HBCU will always be one of my greatest memories as well as the foundation to my dreams. With a legacy of preserving the past and enriching the future, Historical Black Colleges and Universities are the essence of our being!