This is why it's hard to be Asian...

<p>Check out these stats. The link I provided gives a list of the four year universities that graduate the higher number of Asian Americans (in descending order). </p>

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<p>In 2005, approximately 26,126 Asian Americans attended four year universities in California. Of that number, around 8,559 Asian Americans graduated from the elite universities of California: Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, USC and UCSD (Cal Tech's numbers were not listed, but it's presumed to be under 200). For those of you counting, that's approximately 1 in 3 Asian Americans. Think about it, ONE in THREE Asian Americans in California have attended an elite university. Contrast that to blacks and hispanics; I believe that less than 1/3 of them actually graduated from college!!!! </p>

<p>If you add in the rest of the UC schools, the percentage of Asians graduating from well-respected four year universities surges to around 59%!!!!!! (15,355 out of 26,126) But since this is a message board for elitists and prestige wh0res, I focused only on schools ranked in the Top 30 or because those schools are well-respected and the rest are just loser schools for future bums...</p>

<p>So if you're Asian, you can imagine all the immense pressure on you to have to attend an elite university...</p>

<p>ehh I disagree. Asian or not, there's pressure. It also depends how long or for how many generations the Asian-in-question has called America home.</p>

<p>So, stop your whining, anyone who's applying to colleges is undergoing stress/distress of some sort because we live in an unpredictable world...your education is the only insurance</p>

ehh I disagree. Asian or not, there's pressure.

True. But for Asians, there's slightly more pressure.</p>

<p>Heh at UCI whites will be a minority for a change</p>

<p>Are we supposed to feel sorry for you . . .?</p>

<p>Why is there "slightly" more pressure for Asians?</p>

<p>If "we Asians" believe in discrimination in college admissions, it will be a self-fulfilling prophecy of sorts. How can we know for sure that this discrimination is actually occurring, except for news articles? Unless the articles are written by an admissions officer, we can't really believe them 100%.</p>

<p>... a college were to choose between an African-American with a 3.7 and 1700 SATS or an Asian-American with a 3.9 and 1900 SATS (lets pretend these are the only two factors), I can almost assure you they would pick the African-American simply because of the color of his skin.</p>

<p>How can you assure that though?</p>

<p>what is up with asians and whining. get the f--- over it. you want to know so-called pressure to suceed imagine living in poverty where you barely have enough to get food on the table. deal with it. this is from an asian too. you guys make me sick.</p>

<p>Karupt, What if the Asian-American had the 3.7 average. Who should then be admitted?? Basically, stop b*tching about how difficult it is to get into an elite school? If you don't get accepted to one, you'll get into another.</p>

<p>Thread closed.</p>

<p>There's a lot more than just "news articles." The new book by the WSJ writer quotes adcoms saying they think of Asians as boring ond one demential and research shows an Asian need 50 more points on the SATI to be on even ground with a white candidate. </p>

<p>I don't think that anyone who has researched it would say there was not clear discrimination. The issue really is that there are different ways to evaluate candidates and colleges are on solid ground with wanting diversity in both ethnicity and interests/activities. Just reading CC gives a lot of insight into the things valued in many Asian cultures which translates into the resumes of many Asian candidates reading similarly.</p>