What defines URM?

<p>Some ethnicities such as African American, Latino, and Native Americans are clearly Underrepresented Minorities.
However, are other ethnicities considered to be URM? for example, I'm Vietnamese. What else can fall into URM?</p>

<p>African American, Hispanic, and Native American are the main three. I do not believe that Vietnamese people are underrepresented, and they certainly do not receive a benefit from affirmative action.</p>

<p>What he said. Asian, of any kind, not URM.</p>

<p>Asian can be an URM at some schools. Schools where they are underrepresented like small schools in the South. If you want to be treated as a URM, look for schools with few Asians applying.</p>

<p>^good point.</p>

<p>Hmmm, I see.
For my top colleges (east coast) I checked the logistics and I'm clearly not a minority. Ah, well, I'll still apply:) Its def an advantage but I'm sure I'll get into good schools without it.
Thanks for clarifying!</p>

<p>^ Good luck.</p>

<p>What about multi-racial folks???</p>

<p>How about indonesians? Are they considered a URM?</p>

<p>If Indonisia is still in Asia as it was the last time I looked, no.</p>

<p>what about Australians?</p>

<p>^ Australian heritage or an international applicant from Australia? If it's the former, then no. If you are an international applicant, it depends on how competitive the rest of the applicants from your country are; you would know this best.</p>

How about indonesians? Are they considered a URM?


<p>They aren't considered one, because they aren't one.</p>

What about multi-racial folks???


<p>It depends on what the races are.</p>

<p>Silverturtle, do half-URMs (half-hispanic, half-white) count for anything? I always hear very contrasting opinions concerning this.</p>

<p>Yes, people who are partially URM (I would say at least 1/4+) do generally receive some benefit via Affirmative Action.</p>

<p>^Thanks a bunch.</p>