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Can having a high income parent improve my chances?

CurveDestroyerCurveDestroyer - Posts: 91 Junior Member
edited February 2011 in College Admissions
hi, i applied to a lot of selective schools, my GPA is a bit lower than average (3.5 unweighted)but my SAT/ACT (2160/32) is above average for most of the schools i applied to

i have a single parent that makes roughly ~140k a year, and this was the information i entered on the common application. for the colleges i applied to, will this improve my chances at all? i read somewhere that more colleges are accepting higher income students with lower stats who do not need financial aid over those who do

also one additional question, can being from an "underrepresented" geographic area be beneficial as well? i live in a state in the deep south, so i am wondering if this may actually help me
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