Because of the nature of our work, we're often asked to offer recommendations for students seeking to tailor their college search and for institutions that are trying to be more progressive in this area.
For Black college applicants trying to evaluate campus equity and inclusion, we recommend:
For colleges and universities that want to effect meaningful change right now, we recommend the following:
Black students deserve the opportunity to attend selective, private institutions, to be safe there, and to receive the same opportunities, quality of education, and support as their white peers. The private colleges we reviewed are some of the most prestigious and competitive in the country. They offer some of the best educational programs in the world, and they will shape our leaders for decades to come. As such, they have an obligation to continually refine their efforts to safely and fairly educate our most talented students regardless of skin color.
Special thanks to the following for their generous support for this project:
Ellen Anthony, Member, Racial Justice Provincetown (MA)
Christopher Hunt, founder of College Essay Mentor, LLC.
Marcelo Gonzales Montoya
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