« on: June 23, 2005, 09:34:48 PM »
Are certain minorities given more of an advantage than others? Specifically, do African American and Hispanic applicants benefit more from AA than American Indians? I'm an American Indian and have recently been researching the extent to which being an URM will affect me during the application process. I've found that African Americans and Hispanics tend to get accepted over American Indians with similar stats.
However, I've seen only a limited number of examples on this site and on LSN, so I'm not sure if I should draw any conclusion from such a small amount of information. Does anyone know if certain URMs are a higher priority? Perhaps American Indians are less sought after because there are fewer of us in the population. Whereas African Americans and Hispanics comprise a much larger portion of the population, and more students from these groups are needed in order to avoid underrepresentation.