Does it help to have a brother or sister at the university you want to go to?

<p>I asked this in another board and nobody answered. Does it help a tad if you have a sibling at the university you are applying to? If it does why?</p>

<p>I do know of a couple of families where more than one child went to the same college. I would think it might give you a little bit of an edge, or could be a little bit of a deterrent, but I wouldn't think that it would make a huge difference.</p>

<p>yea i know for sure it wont make a HUGE diffrence i just wanted to know if it would help somewhat.</p>

<p>She is also very involved in this diversity thing there and the university is big on diversity</p>

<p>bump bump bump</p>

<p>I have a friend who's brother is going to NYU Stern, and my friend was accepted ED there. But, I think that he would have been qualified anyway, so I'm not sure if it was because of his brother being there or not. </p>

<p>However, I am pretty sure that it would help you at least a little bit, because it shows that your family already has ties to the university. Also, why else would they ask that on applications?</p>

<p>my sister is a freshman at smith and i got waitlisted. She even wrote a very good letter of recommendation for me...bah!</p>

<p>See I thought they asked that to find out your families financial burdens</p>