When you’re ready to apply for a college, you’re going to realize that there are a lot of factors that come into place. Everything from your GPA, to your extra curricular activities. What makes some students wonder is if race is truly involved.
How do I know if my college will factor in race?
While they aren’t going to come out, and tell you that they won’t accept you because you’re Asian, black, etc, you will find that if you look online, as well as look at the history of the college, it may bring up some interesting information.
Know your state’s laws: Many states today have laws against affirmative action, where colleges can’t deny you solely based on race. What many students have found in the past is that they meet all the criteria / standards, and some even exceed them by far, but still get denied. Many start to wonder if race was truly involved.
What you’re going to find in the long haul is that a school is going to do it to an extend. Obviously, they won’t come forward. A good way to distinguish if a school is doing something like this is to basically look at the demographics of your school. If you just Google something along the lines of, “XYZ College demographics”, it should yield some great information.
If you’re finding that the college has 99% white, while having only 1% minority, then you may have to worry. While you will find that you can’t get an answer on admissions, and race, the best thing to do is to either search online, or if you need to, do some research to figure what the school is all about.
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