Im leaning more towards Howard tho(maybe because my friends are biased), but I am currently at a PWI. i plan to transfer my sophomore year (possibly spring) if not next fall) my GPA isn't too hot(2.5) because i have to retake two classes (bad choice in instructors), but i'm working on that.
my major is psychology/pre-med and i am possibly changing my major to african-american studies/pre-med. I WANT A SCHOOL that will prepare me for medical school. I noticed Howard has a medical school, a larger student body than spelman, and more connections (as i was told). Spelman is world renowned, and well respected like Howard, but I am not sure of their pre-med base (i was told that the mcat was a strugle but it's a struggle anyway).
I need guidance and some facts. I've done research and im still doing research. Also, I want a school that CARES about their students. I don't want another faculty to brush off their students and have the students on their own to do their own classes and financial aid and still do it wrong.(COUGHMYCURRENTUNIVERSITYCOUGH).
so anyone wanna help me?
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Hey! I got into Howard--got my acceptance letter last month! But, I'm a little nervous about going to Howard. For one, FAFSA is only giving me $30,500 in LOANS to go -.- but, I'm also nervous that I'm not going to fit in at Howard. I have the capacity to be the center of attention, but I'm mostly shy, chubby, tomboyish, studious, and although there are SOME days where I dress really well, I bum out. I have a feeling that I could do very well at Howard--I have extensive leadership in community service and I'm really liberal, creative, active, bubbly, sweet, and intelligent and even a little talky when I'm allowed to be--but, I don't know. I'm scared that I won't fit in since I don't fit in at my high school. I don't fit in with blacks or whites :/ You guys think I'll fit in? And also, I got a 1620 on the SATs, a 3.5 UW GPA, and I plan to major in history (and maybe minor in sociology) and then go on to law school. Thanks for your time, you guys
Nah stress. You will fit in - just be yourself and those who like you will be gravitated towards you. Given your genius - you can also meet people by tutoring them.
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Well first off I am a sophomore. My G.P.A is a 3.5(working on getting it to a 3.7) Practice Act 30. Right now I'm looking at a couple of schools two that are PWI (Northwestern University + Boston) My HBUC choose is Tuskegee university and Spelman. I like Tuskee better they have a straight forward Engineering degree unlike Spelman. One of my concerns are that I won't be able to get into a PhD program for Biomedical Engineering because of my undergrad choice(Tuskegee) or a job. I feel that I will have better luck with saying I went to Northwestern then Tuskegee. I want to go to a HBUC because the experience and most importantly the thriving social life that I can't get at Northwestern. The admission standards for Tuskegee are so low. I'm working my butt off and students with straight c's can get in. I go to a all white school with few blacks. I'm comfortable but feel if I had black friends who wanted to do something with their life I would feel more at home. Please give advise on choosing school. Does it matter where you get your degree.
SIDE NOTE! I use to be in love with Spelman but the fact that it is an all girl school is a negative. I know Morehouse is down the street but still....
Hello Im interested in a school with a really good science program... The schools I dont want to go to is- *Howard-I have premed friends there who transferred out, because the science program is TERRIBLE. *Hampton- boring azz town, boring college. *FAMU, since everybody and their mama go there lol(its my state hbcu) *XULA, because I want a more traditional college with sports, plus with the whole katrna thing etc. *PVAMU Its too far from home, and they barely take OOS students anyway, and its i a boring town *Oakwood university, its religiously affiliated, boring, too strict. Not a traditional college.. *Spelman- All womens college Clark atlanta- not good in science from what I hear
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Please and thank you!!
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We feel that this interview will help! We interview Nina Whitfield and she transferred from a pwi to PVAMU Check a portion of her interview out below! Full Interview Here
"How did you decide to become a student at Prairie View A&M University?
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.
What professors at Prairie View A&M 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?
Dr. Derek Wilson is the head of the psychology department PVAMU and has had the biggest impact not only on me but to the majority of the psychology majors of my university. He has an open door/ open discussion policy in his office which is EXTREMLY rare of a department head or a professor period! My colleagues and I have the opportunity to talk about any topic and express ourselves freely in his office, without feeling restricted out the fear of offending anybody. He has accomplished a lot and he realizes that he is the stepping stone of our success, and he sacrifices a lot his personal time for his students.
What is the story of your "experience" to date at Prairie View A&M University given its heralded status as a stellar and prestigious HBCU?
Homecoming is where youíll usually see your Alumni, but at my university at any given day you could see an Alumnus that graduated way back in the day, for no particular reason at all! One day I met an Alumni that graduated with a degree in my same major, Psychology, went on to earn their PH.D and now has their own practice out of state. He offered me lunch and we talked about my future career goals. He said that he was very impressed with my ambition and he gave me his email so that I could keep him updated about everything. I was so grateful to have made that connection. Networking is vital to your success these days.
Where are the spots to go to if you wanted to cuddle with your boy or girlfriend?
I would have to say the best place to spend time with a significant other would be in the privacy of your own place. If you have roommates hopefully they respect you enough not to spread information about who you let into house/room all over campus."
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