10 Colleges In The Hood

Most colleges and universities try to put on a good face to the rest of the community. After all, in order to exist the higher educational facilities need students to attend. Not all colleges can be located on land grants with pristine, multi-billion dollars estates surrounding it. In the real world, people need college everywhere, including the hood. While almost every major metro has local community colleges within the city itself, these are the top 10 colleges considered in hood locations.

1. University of Hartford

West Hartford, Connecticut

200 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford CT 06117

While you could end up in worse places, West Hartford is right on the fringe of being a college hood location or just being a less than desirable spot.


2. University of Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland

1420 N Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21201

Not everything in Baltimore is bad, but it often seems like it is. The Wire wasn’t joking around when it poked at Baltimore, the drug problem and the issues the city faced in general. There’s a reason why two schools from Baltimore are on this hood college address list.

3. North Carolina Central University

Durham, North Carolina

1801, Fayetteville St. Druham, NC 27701

At least here there is good basketball played not too far away.


4. Morgan State University

Baltimore, Maryland

1700 E Cold Spring Ln, Baltimore, MD 21251

Another Baltimore spot. Visit the campus and you’ll understand why.


5. New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark, New Jersey

150 Bleeker St, Newark, NJ 07102

Tech colleges don’t have big campuses, so the buildings are forced anywhere. Newark is not the greatest spot.


6. Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, Missouri

1 Brookings Dr, St. Louis, MO 63130

Just a stone’s throw from Ferguson, this part of St. Louis is rather rough.


7. Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1801 N Broad St, Philadelphia, MA 19122

Temple is a good school. The neighborhood is not.


8. Southern University and A & M College

Baton Rouge, LA

801 Harding Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70813

At least LSU is close by.


9. Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan

42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202

Midtown Detroit. Enough said.

10. Texas Southern University

Houston, Texas

3100 Cleburne St, Houston, TX 77004

Houston has some nice spots to check out. This is in the hood of the city.