Non-URM Diversity Statements

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lola_wants
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Non-URM Diversity Statements

Postby lola_wants » Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:26 pm

TLS was super helpful to me in my cycle (starting at NYU this fall with $$), so I thought I'd post this for a friend who's starting the process. He's an Asian-American male; can he write a diversity statement, or is that only recommended for actual URMs? If the answer to that question is yes, can he submit the diversity statement to schools that don't specifically request one (i.e. HYS)? I never quite figured this out, and did not submit any diversity statements (don't think it affected my cycle), but if he can write something compelling, maybe it's another chance for admissions officers to get to know him. Thanks in advance!

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Angelica Pickles
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Re: Non-URM Diversity Statements

Postby Angelica Pickles » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:56 am

lola_wants wrote:TLS was super helpful to me in my cycle (starting at NYU this fall with $$), so I thought I'd post this for a friend who's starting the process. He's an Asian-American male; can he write a diversity statement, or is that only recommended for actual URMs? If the answer to that question is yes, can he submit the diversity statement to schools that don't specifically request one (i.e. HYS)? I never quite figured this out, and did not submit any diversity statements (don't think it affected my cycle), but if he can write something compelling, maybe it's another chance for admissions officers to get to know him. Thanks in advance!


If he truly thinks he can bring diversity to the university then I see no reason why he shouldn't write one.

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Re: Non-URM Diversity Statements

Postby KatieKat » Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:49 pm

Angelica Pickles wrote:
lola_wants wrote:TLS was super helpful to me in my cycle (starting at NYU this fall with $$), so I thought I'd post this for a friend who's starting the process. He's an Asian-American male; can he write a diversity statement, or is that only recommended for actual URMs? If the answer to that question is yes, can he submit the diversity statement to schools that don't specifically request one (i.e. HYS)? I never quite figured this out, and did not submit any diversity statements (don't think it affected my cycle), but if he can write something compelling, maybe it's another chance for admissions officers to get to know him. Thanks in advance!


If he truly thinks he can bring diversity to the university then I see no reason why he shouldn't write one.


I agree. As long as it's well-written, the worst that can happen is some schools may not read it. I can't imagine that it could hurt his application.

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Re: Non-URM Diversity Statements

Postby GossipGirl2002 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:09 am

Angelica Pickles wrote:
lola_wants wrote:TLS was super helpful to me in my cycle (starting at NYU this fall with $$), so I thought I'd post this for a friend who's starting the process. He's an Asian-American male; can he write a diversity statement, or is that only recommended for actual URMs? If the answer to that question is yes, can he submit the diversity statement to schools that don't specifically request one (i.e. HYS)? I never quite figured this out, and did not submit any diversity statements (don't think it affected my cycle), but if he can write something compelling, maybe it's another chance for admissions officers to get to know him. Thanks in advance!


If he truly thinks he can bring diversity to the university then I see no reason why he shouldn't write one.


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