|By Monkeyqueen (Monkeyqueen) on Friday, May 14, 2004 - 08:59 pm: Edit|
Hello, I was wondering if colleges in Maine such as Bates, Colby, Bowdoin would be recruiting minorities b/c of its lack of diversity. I'm an Asian female and thinking about applying, but would I have better chances?
|By Cookie33 (Cookie33) on Friday, May 14, 2004 - 10:33 pm: Edit|
|By Interesteddad (Interesteddad) on Saturday, May 15, 2004 - 12:07 am: Edit|
You have to check the acceptance rates for Asians at each individual school because it varies quite a bit.
In general, Asian acceptance rates range from slightly better than for whites to slightly worse. In many cases at elite schools, it is a slight disadvantage.
|By Mom60 (Mom60) on Saturday, May 15, 2004 - 01:14 am: Edit|
I know of one asian female who received great aid from Colby due to her race. Though in the end she ended up not liking it and coming home midway through her freshman year. This was about 2 years ago.
|By Monkeyqueen (Monkeyqueen) on Sunday, May 16, 2004 - 02:39 pm: Edit|
thanks, for all the info. anyone else?
|By Punchline05 (Punchline05) on Monday, May 17, 2004 - 01:58 am: Edit|
Asians tend to be an OVERrepresented minority in top-notch schools. If you're planning on going to a state school or a smaller school, then being Asian is a good thing, since they probably don't get many (or another predominantly white school, say somewhere in the midwest or down south). If you want to go to an Ivy League (where all Asians parents aspire to send their kids...bleh) you'll be worse off. They get way too many Asians as compared to the country's ratio of Asians to caucasians. I had to research that for myself, and what I found convinced me to check the "other" box on my applications.
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