@HopefullyUNC2025 I have been wracking my brain around this very same question. I have sat in on sooo many Info sessions and also asked the question regarding TO in different ways to get the best and most direct response as possible. Sat in on various Diversity Info session And after all that I can honestly say… I still have zero clue. Ugh
I think the best bet for my D21 is to look at trends within her school and the acceptance rate at the colleges She is targeting and to make sure she falls in line with the grades/ect needed. She attends a small All Girls catholic school so it’s pretty easy to get data.
Luckily all 10 schools she’s applying to have accepted students from her school almost yearly over the past 7 yrs I’ve been monitoring with the exception of her top choice.
Her stats are right in line with the exception of a SAT score which is now (for the 5th time) scheduled for the Oct date.
At her school, which doesn’t rank but places students in Deciles, if you are in the 1st Decile (top 10%) and black, they tend to do very well. Usually less than 2 AA are in here. 3years in a row there were zero. Mostly white, hispanic or Asian. Her school is about 58% white and about 3% black.
But I’m hopeful even in my state of California and the UCs going TO and wanting more diversity. It will be a good application season for D21. It’s my hope.
What are your thoughts?