<p>Lets say a white kid scores a 33 on the ACT and is fairly decent all around. Also an AA scores a 28 ACT. Both are nationally top 10 percentile but the white kid is 99 Percentile while 28 is 90 Percentile... The AA is fairly decent aswell. Both apply to Brown. Which would get in? Also would like to add a 28 for AA is 99 Percentile for the race. So both are respectively 99 Percentile... How would this influence admission decisions? What will admission officers think about this when choosing someone? Just curious! Around the threads I have seen a lot of interesting posts...</p>

<p>Depends on a lot of things.no doubt african americans have an advantage when it comes to the admission process in general tho.</p>

<p>Thanks for replying</p>

<p>I feel like being a URM nowadays doesn’t mean as much as it used to. Now, there’s plenty of African Americans, Hispanics, etc. that have super high standardized tests, and amazing ECs that they can compete fairly with everyone else (at least at top colleges like Brown anyway). It does still help though. </p>

<p>Sadly, for you anyway, I don’t think just being AA is going to make that 28 look much higher to Ivies or other top schools.</p>

<p>There is a lot more to a college application than URM status. We would need to know a lot more about each application to comment intelligently. Just practice your SATs as much as you can before you sit for them, write some wonderful, revealing and passionate essays and chill.</p>

<p>What a lot of candidates don’t realize is that the pressure comes internally from like kind candidates of the same, sex, race, region and school. Meaning, the more that the same type of student floods a particular school then the harder it will be for her to get in. AA students aren’t particularly obsessed with the IVY league so its pool of talent will be dispersed across a lot of good schools. Anyway don’t worry about the AA candidate. AA candidates NOT FLOODING THE SCHOOL WILL ACTUALLY MAKE IT EASIER ON YOU. Think of how hard it would be if they became obsessive about Brown.</p>

<p>BTW-I agree with Satman. URM isn’t what it use to be. There’s a lot of great candidates out there.</p>

<p>Thank you everyone for the responses!!! I was worried because yes I know many AA still score high but the reality is a 600 on each section on the SAT is still 95 percentile for AA and a 28 is 99 percentile. Things have changed yes and sosomenza I agree with you because there are plently of great schools in the US and many AA go to HBCUs or other schools that score high and have no interest in ivy… But with only 1-5% of AA scoring high on either test that would still mean that maybe a small majority of them are applying to schools like brown which in turn makes a 28 acceptable? Like, top schools need diversity and if only a small URM pool is available what do they do? Maybe all AA with 33+ want to go to UPENN, how are the other schools going to fulfill diversity for the incoming class now?</p>

<p>I’m trying my best to make sense and not confuse you… Basically I mean if Brown wants a % of AA in their class how are they sure the ones they accept who are overly qualified want to go to Brown? If I come off as argumentative please ignore it I don’t mean to :P</p>

<p>the original question is a hypothetical impossible to answer. the answer to the latest q’s are that they accept people who wouldn’t otherwise be accepted, but you probably knew that.</p>

<p>You’re worried about it sprinkling outside when inside a pipe has broken and its flooding the house.</p>

<p>Thanks ^_^</p>