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Pleas Help me Choose a School HBCU vs State School

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    EMDO2018 Banned Banned

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    I really don't know what to do. I'm trying to decide between 2 schools, one is an HBCU, one is a state school, both are MD. Here is a pro and con list I made


    State School:

    Pros:
    P/F grading
    on campus housing
    recorded lectures

    cost
    250k with scholarship


    Cons:
    In a medium sized city with not much to do
    large class size
    Not diverse only a few AAs


    HBCU

    Pros:
    In large city full of young professional African Americans with lots to do
    School has mostly AA professors, mentors, students
    small class size, felt more at home there

    Cost
    with 10k scholarship total debt would be ~ 300k


    Cons:
    No on campus housing
    ABCF grading
    No recorded lectures
    School requires community health classes that take lots of time

    Some things I consider, I would like to have a small class size and having other AA students, professors, and mentors I feel like that school will have a more supportive environment. I’m also single and would like to live in a city where I can meet other young professionals and have things to do in my spare time.


    I am an independent studier and having a school with recorded lectures and Pass fail grading would make the first two years less stressful for me. I have problems getting apartments because of a past eviction on my credit report so on campus housing is a plus. Though, I can always rent rooms or basement apartments from people renting out rooms.

    Ultimately the cost would be
    state school= 250k, HBCU= 300k


    I would get a great education at both, what would you guys do???
     
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    Please delete this thread, I posted it in the wrong place.
     
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