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Best HBCU Colleges in America

Explore the best historically black colleges and universities in America based on in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

Spelman College

Spelman College

4 Year  •  AtlantaGA

Spelman College is a private not-for-profit university based in Atlanta, Georgia. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 548 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 40%.

#1 in Best HBCU Colleges in America

Acceptance Rate
40%
Net Price
$51,642
SAT Range
1070-1215
ACT Range
22-26
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Howard University

Howard University

4 Year  •  WashingtonDC  • 

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Howard University is a private not-for-profit university based in Washington, District of Columbia. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 2,079 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 41%.

#2 in Best HBCU Colleges in America

Acceptance Rate
41%
Net Price
$43,201
SAT Range
1090-1290
ACT Range
22-28
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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

4 Year  •  TallahasseeFL

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is a public university based in Tallahassee, Florida. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,562 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 45%.

#3 in Best HBCU Colleges in America

Acceptance Rate
45%
Net Price
$22,881
SAT Range
1000-1140
ACT Range
18-22
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North Carolina A & T State University

North Carolina A & T State University

4 Year  •  GreensboroNC

North Carolina A & T State University is a public university based in Greensboro, North Carolina. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 2,309 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 62%.

#4 in Best HBCU Colleges in America

Acceptance Rate
62%
Net Price
$17,886
SAT Range
930-1090
ACT Range
17-22
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Xavier University of Louisiana

Xavier University of Louisiana

4 Year  •  New OrleansLA

Xavier University of Louisiana is a private not-for-profit university based in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 716 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 64%.

#5 in Best HBCU Colleges in America

Acceptance Rate
64%
Net Price
$36,443
SAT Range
960-1178
ACT Range
20-26
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Fisk University

Fisk University

4 Year  •  NashvilleTN

Fisk University is a private not-for-profit university based in Nashville, Tennessee. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 135 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 45%.

#6 in Best HBCU Colleges in America

Acceptance Rate
45%
Net Price
$37,070
SAT Range
940-1260
ACT Range
16-22
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Claflin University

Claflin University

4 Year  •  OrangeburgSC

Claflin University is a private not-for-profit university based in Orangeburg, South Carolina. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 519 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 41%.

#7 in Best HBCU Colleges in America

Acceptance Rate
41%
Net Price
$32,642
SAT Range
780-1130
ACT Range
14-23
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Morehouse College

Morehouse College

4 Year  •  AtlantaGA

Morehouse College is a private not-for-profit university based in Atlanta, Georgia. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 617 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 74%.

#8 in Best HBCU Colleges in America

Acceptance Rate
74%
Net Price
$48,723
SAT Range
950-1160
ACT Range
18-23
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Winston-Salem State University

Winston-Salem State University

4 Year  •  Winston-SalemNC

Winston-Salem State University is a public university based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 937 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 66%.

#9 in Best HBCU Colleges in America

Acceptance Rate
66%
Net Price
$19,827
SAT Range
890-1020
ACT Range
16-19
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Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University

4 Year  •  FayettevilleNC

Fayetteville State University is a public university based in Fayetteville, North Carolina. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 670 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 67%.

#10 in Best HBCU Colleges in America

Acceptance Rate
67%
Net Price
$16,636
SAT Range
870-1020
ACT Range
17-20
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Tuskegee University

Tuskegee University

4 Year  •  TuskegeeAL

Tuskegee University is a private not-for-profit university based in Tuskegee, Alabama. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 749 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 50%.

#11 in Best HBCU Colleges in America

Acceptance Rate
50%
Net Price
$39,383
SAT Range
860-1060
ACT Range
18-24
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Kentucky State University

Kentucky State University

4 Year  •  FrankfortKY

Kentucky State University is a public university based in Frankfort, Kentucky. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 317 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 45%.

#12 in Best HBCU Colleges in America

Acceptance Rate
45%
Net Price
$19,167
SAT Range
866-1020
ACT Range
17-21
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