Because Vanderbilt's only 7% asian...

<p>Do you think it would it be easier for me to get in, as an Asian female? Normally, asians are considered over-represented minorities (haha).</p>

<p>...just wondering.</p>

<p>Honestly, I do think you have a greater chance, you know?</p>

<p>NJ = ++
Asian = +++</p>

<p>Have a Jewish uncle?</p>

<p>Lmao, no.</p>

<p>Sigh... maybe I should have applied. Parents are like, "IT'S TOO FAR AWAY!"</p>

<p>Lol I just applied there cause they didn't have an extra essay</p>

<p>At least they don't have history of trying to reduce numbers of Asians like Brown, UCLA or Harvard. Chances of getting in are inverse to number of Asians there and number of Asian parents who have heard of it, so VB is 35% admit rate which is MUCH better than 10% rate of Stanford/MIT/Harvard. 7% Asian is enough to have plenty of friends. 50% +Asian like UC Irvine is just wierd considering most of US is 70+% white By old Asian Week columnist who went to MIT when 5% was considered to be a lot of Asians.</p>

<p>It was my understanding that Vanderbilt does consider Asians in its "underrepresented minority" category, given that many Asian students report early admission notification through the Mosaic program.</p>

<p>I am living proof of the "underrepresented minority Asian acceptance thing." Got accepted with below average stats (transfer student, music to psychology too) and was also rejected by nine other schools out of the eleven that I applied to.</p>

<p>I highly recommend you to apply.</p>

<p>Vanderbilt is desperately trying to shed it's WASP associations by reaching out to more minorities--and Asians are included in that count. So if you're Asian and looking for an Ivy-caliber education, but your stats suggest that you're borderline/questionable for the other top schools, then definitely take the five minutes to complete the Vanderbilt supplement and apply. It's a great school that's looking for minorities--and as opportunist as it sounds, that's not a bad thing to take advantage of.</p>

<p>"so VB is 35% admit rate which is MUCH better than 10% rate of Stanford/MIT/Harvard."</p>

<p>Vanderbilt having a 35% admit rate? What rock have you been living under, we had a 16% admit rate this year.</p>

<p>yeah, he/she probably got that 35% from a bad website. even US News lists Vanderbilt's acceptance rate as 25%</p>

<p>Yeah, I've been wondering about this too. I'm an in-state student whose parents work at Vandy, so I'm hoping that by the time I apply, Asians will still be under-represented.</p>

<p>As another potential Asian applicant, I'm more concerned about the supposed racial self-segregation than getting in. I've always loved having a diverse group of friends and am worried that the rumors about Vandy are true...</p>

<p>Self-segregation is SELF segregation. If YOU don't want to segregate yourself, then don't! My daughter's roommate is a URM, and she hasn't had any issues making friends outside of her race.</p>

<p>I agree with kelsmom. Seriously, when are we Asians going to learn to stop sticking with our cozy little clans? There are well over 6,000 undergraduate students at Vandy. I'm pretty sure it won't be hard to find our own multiracial groups of friends if we don't succumb to the Asian cohesion lets-build-a-Chinatown nonsense that unfortunately perpetuates some annoying stereotypes.
With that said, wanna come to my room and eat dumplings with Lee, Wang, Young, Chao, and Chen? We can talk about homework.</p>

<p>Kelsmom nailed it on the head. If you are accustomed to having a large and diverse group of friends, you will have no difficulty whatsoever assembling one at Vanderbilt. Some people have issues getting outside of their comfort zone, and the Commons is all about changing that.</p>