Am I a URM???/Is___ race/circumstance considered URM??

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uhwrestler
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Re: Am I a URM???/Is___ race/circumstance considered URM??

Postby uhwrestler » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:45 pm

studystudystudy wrote:Would I be considered a URM if I listed my ethnicity as: American Indian, Chicano/Mexican, European, Other Caucasian/White?

I'm 50% Romanian and my grandma was Mexican and Native American. Specifically, from the Navajo and Tarahumara tribes. I don't have a card to prove this, but do have a document that states my Grandma was Tarahumara.

Thanks in advance.


yes both mexican and native american are considered urm.....it doesnt matter if your half if you have the heritage you are urm

tizza58
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How are Asian Americans viewed?

Postby tizza58 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:40 pm

In terms of a underrepresented minority or diversity etc etc., how do schools, mainly T-14, view Asian Americans? Does it help with admissions?

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Re: How are Asian Americans viewed?

Postby clueless801 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:45 pm

Not URM. I think the general consensus is that Asian Americans are generally over represented in higher education compared to the rest of the country (though I could be totally wrong and someone else can jump in here and correct my idiot ass). HOWEVER, that doesn't discount your experience in any way. If your being AsianAmerican is a part of your identity that you want to express in your application, then the essays you write is definitely a space to do so. All else equal, doesn't give you the boost that maybe African Americans and Mexicans get, but maybe a tiny nudge up.

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Re: How are Asian Americans viewed?

Postby ball is life » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:57 pm

I've always heard and assumed that it hurts because of the overrepresentation. Unless you have a compelling idea for a diversity essay I would just make sure to list race as other or prefer not to say.

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Re: Am I a URM???/Is___ race/circumstance considered URM??

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:36 pm

Moved to the lengthy thread on this topic.

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Re: Am I a URM???/Is___ race/circumstance considered URM??

Postby DriveLikeNashvillian » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:43 pm

texas96 wrote:
DriveLikeNashvillian wrote:
thazel wrote:Hi everyone! I'm half Zimbabwean African and half caucasian New Zealander - am I considered a URM due to my african side?


Yeah, definitely. I'm half-black/white, and for all intents and purposes look like a white dude, but I've been claiming URM on all my apps. I wrote about that in my diversity statement and focused on some of the specific circumstances that have come about in my life because of my ethnic heritage and judging by my offers, mediocre numbers, and mediocre softs, I definitely got the "urm boost."



When you say "claiming URM", what do you mean? I'm also half black, so I'm looking for advice.


Just that I checked black/African American as well as White on my applications and wrote a diversity statement about it.

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Re: Am I a URM???/Is___ race/circumstance considered URM??

Postby throwaway504 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:28 am

I really dont think Africans should be URMs honestly. It really screws with the numbers

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UBETutoring
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Is Dominican Black for the Purposes of URM?

Postby UBETutoring » Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:37 pm

Asking for a former student. Thank you. I know that Hispanic is its own category, but my understanding is that AA better for the purposes of admission. There's a lot of ethnic admixture in DR and she's a mix of both, but is mostly hispanic and looks hispanic. I'm pretty sure she's okay putting down AA both Hispanic, but not 100%.

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Re: Is Dominican Black for the Purposes of URM?

Postby usaorbust » Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:40 pm

They should put down what they identify as. They can also check multiple ethnicities to fit how the see themselves.




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