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whats a URM?

sushant269sushant269 Posts: 730- Member
edited April 2010 in Princeton University
please tell me.
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Replies to: whats a URM?

  • MarathonMan88MarathonMan88 Posts: 1,321Registered User Senior Member
    under-represented minority, sometimes referred to as ALANA students (Asian/Latino(a)/African-American/Native American).
  • GR EltonGR Elton Posts: 371Registered User Member
    Only some Asians (read: not East Asians or Indians) are underrepresented.
  • sushant269sushant269 Posts: 730- Member
    darn. I m a poor indian in Philadelphia, PA. I guess im not a URM
  • CelitaCelita Posts: 576Registered User Member
    What if your multi-racial, like Black and Caucasian, or Asian and Mexican? How does Princeton consider this?
  • Ernie H.Ernie H. Posts: 1,224Registered User Senior Member
    The official position is that if you have enough minority blood in you to make you "identify" with a certain minority culture, you belong to that minority.

    Translation: If there is any way that you could be associated with a minority group, it is to your benefit to take advantage of it. In other words, if you are half, or even a quarter URM, Princeton will you consider you fully URM if you mark the appropriate box on your application.

    Weird, huh?
  • cecils15cecils15 Posts: 134Registered User Junior Member
    ^^^^if you are half or a quarter, shouldn't you mark bi-racial or mult-racial?
  • Ernie H.Ernie H. Posts: 1,224Registered User Senior Member
    naw.................
  • Tyler09Tyler09 Posts: 2,768Registered User Senior Member
    So i dont get it Ernie, i mean obviously you are very apathetic towards the definition of a URM and dissagree with colleges practices regarding them. Yet you encourage people to exploit them? Doesn't that just make you self-serving?
  • Ernie H.Ernie H. Posts: 1,224Registered User Senior Member
    Yes.... 10char
  • CelitaCelita Posts: 576Registered User Member
    So if you are multi racial, you shouldn't check multi racial but instead just the URM side? Hmm.
  • lunalovegoodlunalovegood Posts: 35Registered User Junior Member
    Do colleges look for religious diversity as well? My last name is obviously Jewish; do you think that could help me?
  • GR EltonGR Elton Posts: 371Registered User Member
    Jews are a vastly over-represented group (even more so than Asians percentage-wise).
  • Tyler09Tyler09 Posts: 2,768Registered User Senior Member
    ^^^actually it might be an advantage to check both sides, because people checking that they are multicultural are a lot rarer in the applicant pool and add even another perspective.
  • tennisgeek1tennisgeek1 Posts: 222Registered User Junior Member
    so happy im black!!!!!!
  • bicyclekickbicyclekick Posts: 958Registered User Member
    how about being middle eastern? my name is obviously arabic....yet i'm putting down my race as white since i heard middle easterners are considered white lol....still, does it help?
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