I emailed the admissions committee, and they said that I would have the "first generation status" if I applied (even though I'm white, have a ~120,000 4-person family income, live in a very affluent community and go to an amazing public high school).
How much of an advantage would this give me, even if I applied Early Decision? Does this become even more of an edge when combined with stellar academics, (almost)-recruitment-worthy sports, and good EC's?
I'm just asking because I read that Williams puts more emphasis on first generation applicants than other colleges do (20% of class is first generation).
I feel like such a desperate dweeb for asking this question on this site, but I'm just curious/anxious. Thanks in advance.