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What's a 'minority' student?

mmoynanmmoynan Posts: 493Registered User Member
edited November 2008 in Prep School Admissions
There are many aspects to being a minority (sexual orientation, financial status, ethnicity etc.) but which on are people referring to when saying "Yeah he got mid-50's SSAT, but he was a minority student."
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Replies to: What's a 'minority' student?

  • italianboarderitalianboarder Posts: 762Registered User Member
    Race, Location(Residential I believe), Gender and Ethnic Group(Maybe you grew up on an indiana conservation) are all in that label of minority.

    Most people use minority as a racial description.
  • creative1creative1 Posts: 1,657Registered User Senior Member
    Boarding school applicants who are underrepresented - often abbreviated as URM on this forum - can have an edge admissions wise as the schools try to build a more diverse community. Typically, this will be black/african american, hispanic/latino and native american students.
  • SenaySenay Posts: 1,131Registered User Senior Member
    in my opinion, muslims too. exeter has about 9 muslim students out of their thousand (source: newspaper article). 2 or 3 of them are most likely girls.
  • nylecoj007nylecoj007 Posts: 509Registered User Member
    Post #2: Indiana conservation?
  • italianboarderitalianboarder Posts: 762Registered User Member
    That is a minority... I was just trying to have an off the wall example.
  • LovelyVelocityLovelyVelocity Posts: 62Registered User Junior Member
    Conservative politics, absolutely, at least at D.C.-area day schools that lean liberal. I don't know about prep schools.
  • fun is funfun is fun Posts: 1,035Registered User Senior Member
    Yep good old Indiana, aka The Lone Star State.
    Its where Prince Charles spent his honeymoon.
  • nylecoj007nylecoj007 Posts: 509Registered User Member

    That's bad...very very bad... :)
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