URM??? Help PLEASE!!!

<p>What is a URM???</p>

<p>Mike: Have you heard of Google? It should be your best friend.</p>

<p>Underrepresented minorities (URM) refers to American racial and ethnic groups like Native Americans, African Americans, and Hispanic Americans (particularly Mexican Americans and Puerto Ricans) who are underrepresented in a college compared to their prevalence in the U.S. population.</p>

<p>I have restricted access due to my location :( hahaha THANKS.... would being Afghan be a URM??</p>

<p>EDIT: I ask this b/c although it is in Asia it is underrepresented?</p>

<p>No. URM refers to racial and ethnic groups from The United States of America.</p>

<p>I am afghan american? :) just a question out of curiosity due to college apps :) thanks!</p>

<p>If your American parent is African American (black), Hispanic (Latino) or a Native American (Indian), then yes, you would be a URM. Otherwise, no.</p>

<p>So blacks, hispanics, and native americans are the ONLY URM considered??? My parents are from Afghanistan so that is a under represented minority (being afghan american myself) correct???</p>

<p>According to the common app, Afghan = middle eastern = white. Unfortunately, you are not a URM</p>

<p>That is what I was wondering though??? In american's eyes afghanistan is in the middle east, but its actually in the center (or "heart") of asia... thanks for clearing things up guys... I just don't want to lie on my apps hahahahaha :)</p>

<p>Even if Central Asian were considered the same thing as "Asian," it would probably hurt you since Asians are an over represented minority.</p>

<p>Heyyyyyy us Afghan Americans gotta stick together :)
You Pashtoon??? :)</p>