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Is being Asian hurtful during the application process?

swaggy3000swaggy3000 0 replies2 discussions Forum Champion
There's a lot of controversy over the Asian representation in college campuses. Would it actually hurt someone's chances of getting in? Like they're expected to get perfect SAT's and have like a 4.6 gpa. And does being a certain type of Asian hurt, like there are a lot of Korean and Chinese students at UVA for example. Any thoughts?a
edited May 2013 in University of Virginia
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  • charlieschmcharlieschm 34 replies2 discussions Junior Member
    If UVa discriminated against Asian applicants, there wouldn't be such a high percentage of Asian and Asian-American students.
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  • sosomenzasosomenza 109 replies1 discussions Junior Member
    No, no, no. It's the squeaky wheel syndrome. There's a lot of noise being made but it's just noise. Good candidates from all races get denied but for some reason Asians don't understand that it's a numbers thing and not a discrimination thing.
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  • charlieschmcharlieschm 34 replies2 discussions Junior Member
    I don't have detailed data for UVa, but at some colleges, there is a sub-sub-group of applicants with almost perfect SAT scores but almost no extra-curricular activities. Some of these students complain when they are denied, and say it must be because of discrimination.

    Many selective colleges not only want to see plenty of extra-curriculars, but want to see that a student has played a major leadership role in those activities instead of simply attending meetings.
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