Sooo, ive been readin alot of articles on the *quota* put on asian students when applying to college, apparently true stuff. The thing is...im not an excellent student, im an above-average student, but not without struggling. But the big problem is unfortunately something i have no control over; my ethnicity. I have a healthy curiosity in lots of stuff (philosophy especially) and take a hobby in music. my gpa is a stable 3.9ish with 3 ap classes. (junior year) but It really gets me down to see others with full 7 ap classes (doubling up on science) + 5.0 gpa +musical talent. [:eek:!!] Is this what i have to compete against? Cuz i know for sure, harvard would definitely pick the excellent asian student over the above-average...(or would they? ;)) Fortunately, i take a genuine interest (really i do!) on many things, and i hear that there are subjects where (the usual) asians dont go after.
Can someone give me a list of majors they think i can get in without so much of this (intense) competition?
Or an alternative solution...?
Or some consolation?
Or a hug... ;)?
PS> I dont really blame the colleges for putting a racial quota, i too hold a great value on diversity, and i know that getting into a great college isnt everything in the world, sadly im INTERESTED in education :( (and asian, if u havent picked that up yet :confused:) so id really like answers! thanks guys