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Old 03-23-2012, 02:53 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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I'm not sure I follow. FAMU is a state school, so it's not surprising that it's larger.

The selectivity issue is a separate one.
I'm saying that size doesn't necessarily correlate to selectivity. They're just small schools.

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Though I dislike the nickname, and think it's patronizing, they don't call Morehouse "The Black Harvard" for nothing.
Maybe not for nothing, but I wouldn't say it's a deserved title either. Once upon a time, possibly, but not today. Morehouse isn't even considered the best institution amongst HBCUs, let alone being a top 20 of all universities. I've met Morehouse grads whom you would be surprised to discover are college educated.
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:38 PM
 
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I'm saying that size doesn't necessarily correlate to selectivity. They're just small schools.

Maybe not for nothing, but I wouldn't say it's a deserved title either. Once upon a time, possibly, but not today. Morehouse isn't even considered the best institution amongst HBCUs, let alone being a top 20 of all universities. I've met Morehouse grads whom you would be surprised to discover are college educated.
Well, US News doesn't know all, but here's how they rank HBCUs, based on acceptance rate, retention rate, SAT scores, etc.:
1: Spelman
2: Howard
3: Morehouse

FAMU is #10.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Ranking | Rankings | US News

And I've met graduates of lots of schools that are grade A knuckleheads.
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:53 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Well, US News doesn't know all, but here's how they rank HBCUs, based on acceptance rate, retention rate, SAT scores, etc.:
1: Spelman
2: Howard
3: Morehouse

FAMU is #10.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Ranking | Rankings | US News

And I've met graduates of lots of schools that are grade A knuckleheads.
Well, I'm not saying FAMU is the best school ever, but I was just using it as an example of a "large" school that was rather selective.

In my opinion, if there's any school that's "the Black Harvard", it's obviously Howard.
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:10 PM
 
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Yeah because Paul Quinn ain't about ish!

Also another thing to consider is that while some of these schools started off as schools for blacks; some of them are not anymore. St. Phillips in San Antonio is predominately hispanic.

All HBCUs aren't just for Blacks anymore. The ones mentioned just happen to have student bodies that where Blacks are the minority.
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:14 PM
 
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According to the Huffington Post these are the largest HBCU's

1. FAMU (Tallahassee)- 11.8k
2. Texas Southern (Houston)- 11.5k
3. Tenessee State (Nashville)- 10k
4. NC A&T State (Greensboro)- 10K
5. Southern (Baton Rouge)- 10k
6. Saint Phillips (San Antonio)- 9k
7. Howard (DC)- 9k
8. Prairie View (HOUSTON) - 8.5k
9. Jackson State (Jackson) 8k
10. Morgan State (Baltimore)- 6.5k

Morehouse, Spellman, Clark and some other more well known HBCU's are rather small.

The list didn't include schools that should be there though.
Shelton State in Tuscaloosa has 7K
Gadsden has 8K

By Metro
DC- 21K in 3 schools
Houston- 20K in two schools
Nashville- 12k in three schools
Tallahassee 11.5K 1 school
Jackson- 11k in 3 schools
Greensboro- 11k in 2 schools
Baltimore- 10.5 in 2 schools
San Antonio 9k- 1 school
ATL- 9K -in 6 schools
Tuscaloosa 8. 5K in 2 schools
Huntsville- 8.5K in 3 schools
NOLA- 7K in 3 schools
Those numbers are way old. Texas Southern is down to around 9k and is on the verge of being taken over by Prairie View. Southern has dropped to below 7000.
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:18 PM
 
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Well, I'm not saying FAMU is the best school ever, but I was just using it as an example of a "large" school that was rather selective.

In my opinion, if there's any school that's "the Black Harvard", it's obviously Howard.

FAMU is the only public HBCU in Florida thats why its so big. Imagine if Texas only had one public HBCU. Up until TSU opened, Prairie View was second behind only Howard in enrollment. You're right, Howard is the only school I've ever heard referred to as the Black Harvard.
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