Good Question. When I started my College search in Spring 93 I sent my grades to all the HBCU's in Alabama except Concordia and Stillman. But I got exceptence letters from Miles,Tuskegee,Alabama St.,Alabama A&M, and Talladega. I have family ties to Miles,Alabama St.,NC A&T,and Tuskegee. So I have been surrounded by HBCUs all my life. But my decision was hard to choose after I had visited Miles,Alabama St.,Alabama A&M,and Tuskegee. So what I did I took some small pieces of paper wrote those schools names on them. Put them in a basket close my eyes and just stuck my hand in the basket and grab a piece of paper. When I open my eyes I saw that I had pull Miles and that's how I got to attend Miles.