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Hi - like the title says, I'm wondering how much being Hispanic (born in Central America - where my mom is from, but my dad is from Minnesota) will help me in applying to college? I'll be applying to Brown Early Decision (love the school to death - I could probably go on and on about how it would be the perfect school for me...). I have a good gpa (3.74 - might seem supbar for Brown, but I go to a VERY rigorous and competitive private boarding school in the east coast) and I'm aiming for a 2000+ on the SAT (didn't do that well the first time, but I've been studying this past summer and still have a month before the Oct. test date - if I still don't do well, I'll study even more and take it once again in Nov.). I have excellent EC's with many leadership positions, I know that two of my three recs will be amazing (don't know about the third...it might be good), my essays should turn out well, and I have what some of you might even consider another hook (have lived in 8 countries, all of which are considered "3rd world" - I've only lived in the US for one year and it's been quite an adjustment).
I keep on hearing that being a URM works as a hook, specifically a URM with pretty good stats, however, I've also been hearing that applying as URMs is getting even tougher (applicant pool wise - while there is the generalization that Hispanics will naturally have lower stats than average applicants at top schools, the applicant pool is actually with URMs that have the same exact stats as Asian geniuses - whereas, my stats aren't exactly AMAZING for Brown)? And, in going back to the Class of 2015 thread, admissions decisions were pretty brutal last year...
So, taking everything into consideration, how much will my Hispanic (and also nomadic) background help me in college admissions?