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The College Hour is doing something different. We are not going to put HBCU's by states, region or in alphabetical order. We are hoping that you stretch your mind and look at a lot these institutions because they all have a lot to offer. Choosing an institution is a very important decision and shouldn't be taken lightly. The majority of students and parents choose a school a lot of times because of financial reasons. Some choose because we don't want to be far from home. I hope you take this thought into consideration. Choose a school on the strength of it's ability to get you where you want to go in life. I say this because there is a prevailing thought that the ice is colder from someone else's refrigerator. This fallacy is further from the truth than people realize. Statistics show from the 2010 Department of Education that over 40 % of African Americans that received Bachelor Degrees came from HBCUs. Over 70% of African American Doctors and Dentist come from HBCU's. Over 50% of African American Engineers come from HBCUs. Now take this thought with you. HBCUs only make up only 3% of Colleges and Universities in this country. These institutions also have close ties to corporations and foundations for employment and for raising capital for their endowment and working capital. HBCUs give a sense of belonging, self pride and the thought of experimenting and failure is just a learning experience of something not to do again and try another approach to get the answer. The College Hour recognizes that HBCU's are not for everyone. If you are thinking about going to College, GO TO COLLEGE. It is one of the greatest experience that you will have in your life.

But, if you decide to go to college, go to a HBCU!!!!!


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University of the Virgin Islands

The University of the Virgin Islands was founded in March 16, 1962 by the Virgin Island Legislature. In 1986, UVI became of the HBCUs. It is the only HBCU that is not on the mainland of he United States.

There are two campuses, St. Thomas and St. Croix. There are over 2300 students enrolled at the university. If you want beutiful beaches, scenary and a great education. Then the University of the Virgin Islands is the place for you. This is a must see University.

Academia:                                                                                                                                  Athletics
School of Business                                                                                                 Men's Sports                  Women's Sports
School of Nursing                                                                                                  Basketball                      Basketball
School of Education                                                                                               Cross Country                Cross Country
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences                                                                Swimming                      Swimming
College of Science & Mathematics                                                                          Track and Field              Track and Field

UVI Home Page Link Below:
  UVI Home Page

University of the Virgin Islands
Charlotte Amalie West
St Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

UVI Admissions Link Below:

Admissions Office
University of the Virgin Islands
#2 John Brewer’s Bay
St. Thomas, VI 00802
(340) 693-1150  

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