I didn't know about their new recruitment center, but it makes sense!
Although California is home to a large population of both current students and alumni, there is still a push to recruit more students from the area. ...
He said the Office of Admissions is hopeful the WRO will assist in its efforts to attract and appeal to more students and families on the west coast.
But either way, pockets of poorer representation such as these Lehigh Valley area schools are going to be statistically a bit friendlier to Asian applicants than the schools that attract a disproportionately Asian applicant pool.
Friendlier in the college admissions offices. But some areas where these colleges are, like many places in Pennsylvania, may not be that friendly to non-white people generally
Also, while Philadelphia and NYC are more left leaning, they may be less so on race, with relatively high levels of racial segregation.
Bethlehem was a steel town, right? .. I do know someone who lives in the area who mentioned a lot of alt-right (i.e. white nationalist / racist) sentiment in the area.
The first thing he wants to do when he starts school this fall is to join its Korean Student Association and start taking Korean language classes (he speaks Korean barely).
Also something you may want to consider is whether you really want to go to go to a school where Asian-Americans are in the definite minority. There are schools where they make up 2% or less of the population, but it may affect your own experience in terms of finding people from the same background, cultural groups that have a significant presence on campus, or otherwise finding people to relate to.