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accepted 2011 minorities @loyola

alfmomalfmom Registered User Posts: 25 New Member
just wondering how campus might look next fall - hoping to see a lot of diversity. if you're out there and accepted, please post. thanks!
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  • justgrowjustgrow Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    when I went to Loyola Live in February, there didn't seem to be much diversity and from what I've heard there isn't much diversity on campus. However, there is a club at Loyola that's called ALANA, African-American Latino Asian-American Native American.
  • alfmomalfmom Registered User Posts: 25 New Member
    i'm familiar with alana. we met three very nice young ladies at the alana display during last month's live loyola day. my daughter was invited to attend the multi-cultural overnight visit in april. it would be very odd if she's the only one there!!!
  • Sunni68Sunni68 Registered User Posts: 82 Junior Member
    My daughter was also invited to attend the multicultural overnight visit, but as we are not sure about the money situation, we've been on the fence about having her attend. She was offered a nice scholarship, but it doesn't even come close to meeting our need. The only other financial aid they offered was in the form of a small loan. :/
  • alfmomalfmom Registered User Posts: 25 New Member
    same here sunni68. there is absolutely no room in our finances to take a loan for over $35,000 - which was the majority of their package. D did receive claver scholarship. i'm hoping something changes by enrollment date. she has a safety school that she really likes and offers much more diversity, and has been made affordable.
  • JRZMomJRZMom Registered User Posts: 812 Member
    Well alfmom, I hope your D winds up at Loyola if my D goes there! We are not in the ALANA group of ethnicities, but one of the drawbacks we see to this & other schools is the lack of ethnic diversity.

    The other night we were sitting on her bed looking at a brochure from our state U and I said, too bad you were not accepted at the Perfect School. Which would be the diversity of our State U, the easy access to NYC of Fordham, the academic offerings of Fordham & Loyola, the drop dead gorgeous campus of an out of state state Univ to which she was also accepted....etc
  • alfmomalfmom Registered User Posts: 25 New Member
    jrzmom - tell me about it! i've had the same conversation with my D. don't you just get stressed out of your mind?! you want them to be happy, to learn, to thrive, and to attend a place that looks like the real world. loyola is at the top of her list, but something has to come through financially. i don't fit into the "alana" spectrum either, but i would have to imagine that her attending loyola would be sort of like me attending an HBCU. yet, this is where she sees herself. i pray it works out.
  • JRZMomJRZMom Registered User Posts: 812 Member
    Alfmom--

    I forgot to mention the price tag of our state U! One of the Perfect attributes.

    When our older D was looking at schools, the diversity thing was an issue too. Our middle D was also our foster D & we had adopted her; she is Puerto Rican, Choctaw & PA Dutch by ancestry. And when you look at her you do not see much PA Dutch.

    So we were making the trip across the country; eldest D had been accepted at NW & we had yet to see them. And we visited the Art Inst in Chic & Notre Dame on the way back for no. 2 who was 2 grades behind. Eldest went to the accepted studn. thing at NW with Dad while I, #2, & 4 yr old baby Sis went to look at Art Inst.

    When we met at NW at the end of the day, they piled in the car & we started back to the motel. And we were driving through the NW campus on the main drag, and the two teens in the back seat are counting---"15, 16, 17, 18...."

    "What are you two counting?" said I

    "We are counting the number of Black people we have seen all day on this campus" quoth they. And they did not mean it as a compliment.

    I am sure they were being less than fair and you can hardly get an accurate sample by looking out a car window for 3 minutes at 5 pm. But it was a big item for both of them, and it is important today. Baby Sis, today's 12th grader, doesn't want to go to a llly white school, but it looks like she is heading in that direction, unless she goes to State U.

    She based her application choices on courses offered, size of student body, no big influence of frats, etc etc, but she winds up with pretty undiverse places.

    I've said to her---the country's Afr-Amer population is only around 11% of total---so except for the HBCUs, they will be spread pretty thinly at any college just based on numbers of available 18 - 22 yr olds-- but it is not what we see in our state, & our towns & schools also are diverse in terms of SW Asians, Hispanics, W Indies, Chinese, and so on.
  • alfmomalfmom Registered User Posts: 25 New Member
    jrzmom that was funny, "you do not see much of PA Dutch"!!! she's probably mistaken a lot for some other types of ethnicity, isn't she? my D is what we endearingly call blacktalian. she works at the mall and sometimes is approached by customers asking her questions in spanish. sometimes she looks native american too, i think it depends on the hair style.
    i'm glad to hear that other kids are looking for and hoping to see diversity on campus. thanks for the great story!
  • JRZMomJRZMom Registered User Posts: 812 Member
    Yes-- you know what---wherever she goes, she is taken for the brown ethnicity of the area.

    In Providence, they assume she is Cape Verdean. In Kansas, she is Native Amer. In Mississippi, Choctaw. When she went to a new h.s., the kids asked her "What are you?" because they were thinking, Italian, Hispanic, no maybe part Asian.... or with that flat nose maybe she is Black with straightened hair.....
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