Do race and location affect a lot? How much?

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  1. talligator

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    I'm only a rather above average candidate, so i definitely need something that will make me stand out.

    Not playing the race card or anything, but does being of a foreign nationality help (still a US citizen and everything though)? If so, how much?

    Also how about location? I'm guessing it's harder to get in from Maryland than, let's say, Iowa.

    I'm an Indian (from India) from Kentucky. Once again, not playing the race card, but just wondering if it'll help. Also, I don't think many people are applying from KY.
     
  2. TChase

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    My son has also applied and he is from Kentucky as well. I know of 2 people in our area who have received LOA's. My son is waiting on a reply from the academy, he is 3 q'd and has a nom. In my opinion race should not play a role. But I am sure that it does.
     
  3. kinnem

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    I can't speak the the race/ethnicity question. Location does make a difference as it relates th getting the necessary nomination. You can find info on that here:
    http://www.usna.edu/admissions/steps4.htm

    I wouldn't assume there are few applicants from Kentucky. Don't you have Fort Campbell with the excellent 101 Air Assault Division there? I'm sure there are many military kids who would love to go to the service Academies, whether its Navy or Army. Hell, wasn't Nimitz from some God forsaken place in Texas that was nowhere near the sea? :biggrin:
     
  4. dunninla

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    The quetion would be whether Indian (southwest Asian?) counts as "Asian" in the Academy's way of counting. I suspect it may not. They probably use the US Census definitions of race/ethnicity... unfortunatly I cannot remember how the US Census classifies Indian.
     
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