|By Theali00 (Theali00) on Thursday, January 01, 2004 - 12:48 am: Edit|
Would my being an Egyptian be considered an advantage in terms of minority? Anyone know how many middle-eastern/African students go to Columbia/ivy-league schools? btw, happy new year's everyone!
|By Mmccullough (Mmccullough) on Thursday, January 01, 2004 - 07:36 pm: Edit|
it probably depends which box you check...i don't know any of those exact numbers, but middle easterners are not usually considered urms, while black africans are. does that help??
|By Libsters (Libsters) on Thursday, January 01, 2004 - 09:06 pm: Edit|
Yeah, It is not really considered minority, but it still adds to diversity and shows that you are different. I am Israeli, so I am middle-eastern, and I know middle - eastern is considered caucasian by many schools, but put down that you are Egyptian anyways - it makes you seem more interesting =)
|By Otterpop (Otterpop) on Friday, January 02, 2004 - 02:10 am: Edit|
Theali00, I'm Egyptian too! (male) Wow, I haven't met an Egyptian in years... Where do you live? By the way, being Egyptian, I think, probably helps a bit -- it's more attractive than being Asian/White, but not more attractive than being African-American/Latino. Good luck.
|By Theali00 (Theali00) on Friday, January 02, 2004 - 12:30 pm: Edit|
Hey otter, whassup man, i live in NJ. We should talk more sometime, awesome to see another egyptian!
|By Otterpop (Otterpop) on Friday, January 02, 2004 - 09:28 pm: Edit|
yea, sure, I'll e-mail you soon. It'd be fun to talk to you.
|By T_Hash (T_Hash) on Saturday, January 03, 2004 - 09:05 pm: Edit|
Yeah, I'm Egyptian also and I think it will help. Are both of u guys applying to Columbia?
|By Theali00 (Theali00) on Sunday, January 04, 2004 - 12:02 am: Edit|
I'm applying in two years, T Hash. We gotta help each other out as fellow egyptians! =D
|By Mnm86 (Mnm86) on Sunday, January 04, 2004 - 03:40 pm: Edit|
you guys should mark the "other" box and specify. some schools call middle-easterners caucasian but i find it remarkably ignorant on their part to call arabs or other middle-eastern ethnic groups caucasians from both a purely ethnic and a cultural standpoint.
|By Theali00 (Theali00) on Sunday, January 04, 2004 - 11:40 pm: Edit|
I think the key is not to put it down on the application, but to show your culture and heritage through your EC's and whatnot, *shrugs*
|By Otterpop (Otterpop) on Monday, January 05, 2004 - 03:48 am: Edit|
Yea, I mentioned being Egyptian a lot in my essays. I've lived in many different places, so it was natural for me to talk about being Egyptian.
I'm not applying to Columbia, though. I have marked the "other" box and put in, "middle eastern (egyptian)" I think that's the best thing to do.
However, none of my ECs relate to my culture/heritage
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