shoeshine wrote:It matters at Berkeley and UCLA. They aren't technically allowed to consider race under prop 209 so they concentrate on admitting URMs who are economically disadvantaged. They have long sections on their applications about your financial history and many of their scholarships are based off that information.
I suspect that it helps more to be both disadvantaged and a minority but I know they factor it in for sure.
i know the UG isn't allowed to do that, but it seems like Boalt at least has a lot of leeway with that...I don't know if they're technically not allowed to look at race, but they effectively do anyway.