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Asians at White Schools

Zoidberg93Zoidberg93 Registered User Posts: 640 Member
edited October 2010 in College Admissions
Do over represented minorities (Chinese, Japanese, Indian, ect) have increased chances at schools that are mostly white? I know that ORMs generally have decreased chances at most schools, but I'm talking about schools that really have a strong white majority.
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Replies to: Asians at White Schools

  • glassesarechicglassesarechic Registered User Posts: 5,487 Senior Member
    Most schools in the US will have a white majority. However, there are certain types of schools--specifically, LACs--that don't receive the overabundance of well-qualified Asian applicants that HYPSM do. At those schools, Asians are considered as URMs.
  • sinflowersinflower Registered User Posts: 462 Member
    glassesarechic: Really?! That would be cool if it were true. But I've never heard it before. I'm not doubting you, but do you have a link?
  • 2college2college2college2college - Posts: 1,523 Senior Member
    Yes, it's true. If a college has less than the percentage of Asian students than the percentage of Asians in the US population (4%), they are probably trying to attract more.
  • sinflowersinflower Registered User Posts: 462 Member
    Oh. That's not true at the LACs I'm looking at. They all have higher percentages of Asians by far. Never mind, then.

    And btw, I think we're 6% of the population now!
  • Zoidberg93Zoidberg93 Registered User Posts: 640 Member
    It's about 5%
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