Asians at Georgetown = only 2%?

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ku546
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Asians at Georgetown = only 2%?

Postby ku546 » Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:11 pm

According to their ABA 509, the asian population at Gtown is 1.8% of the total population. Black population is 6.9%. I've never seen such a low number for asians at a top school.

I presume that means being asian is an advantage for admissions, which I find hard to believe. Can anyone shed light on this?

Link to 2013 ABA: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/admissions-financial-aid/aba509/upload/Standard-509-Report.pdf

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Re: Asians at Georgetown = only 2%?

Postby 03152016 » Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:14 pm

some asians see their race as a disadvantage in the admissions process and are likely to not specify a race

so my best guess is that it's a self-reporting thing

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Re: Asians at Georgetown = only 2%?

Postby eriedoctrine » Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:15 pm

ku546 wrote:According to their ABA 509, the asian population at Gtown is 1.8% of the total population. Black population is 6.9%. I've never seen such a low number for asians at a top school.

I presume that means being asian is an advantage for admissions, which I find hard to believe. Can anyone shed light on this?

Link to 2013 ABA: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/admissions-financial-aid/aba509/upload/Standard-509-Report.pdf


People who have the numbers to get accepted into GULC also get accepted into other T14 + Vandy with more $$$.
Asians are smart and don't chose GULC.

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Re: Asians at Georgetown = only 2%?

Postby 03152016 » Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:18 pm

no, it's not because "asians are smart"

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Re: Asians at Georgetown = only 2%?

Postby kingpin101 » Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:19 pm

It's because 37% of the entire class chose not to report their race. That's very high.

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Re: Asians at Georgetown = only 2%?

Postby alexjinye » Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:30 pm

People who have the numbers to get accepted into GULC also get accepted into other T14 + Vandy with more $$$.
Asians are smart and don't chose GULC.


Well said, I literally cracked up at this humor.

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Re: Asians at Georgetown = only 2%?

Postby reasonable person » Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:36 pm

I met an Asian guy at a reception this summer who was accepted as a transfer to Duke, Georgetown, and Emory. All sticker.
He chose Emory because he is from Atlanta and wanted Atlanta biglaw. Duke was his last choice because it wasn't located in a bustling legal market.
Needless to say he wasn't very smart. I later introduced him to LST. He is mad now.

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Re: Asians at Georgetown = only 2%?

Postby 03152016 » Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:52 pm

emory takes what can only be described as an unconscionable number of transfers, given their employment outcomes
last year's transfer class was roughly a third of the size of the incoming 1L class

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Re: Asians at Georgetown = only 2%?

Postby ku546 » Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:54 pm

Brut wrote:some asians see their race as a disadvantage in the admissions process and are likely to not specify a race

so my best guess is that it's a self-reporting thing


kingpin101 wrote:It's because 37% of the entire class chose not to report their race. That's very high.


Makes sense. I wonder if reporting asian would help here though so their reporting looks more well rounded?

Hypothetically, if every black candidate did not report race, Gtown would have to report 0% black. If one black candidate reported race, I wonder if they would be more likely to admit that candidate for the sake of reporting.

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Re: Asians at Georgetown = only 2%?

Postby PeanutsNJam » Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:41 am

...did I make a mistake reporting Asian? Shit.




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