Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by abku95, Apr 26, 2012.
Is there an advantage if you apply to USNA and are an underrepresented minority?
lol, might as well close this thread now, as that's where they all end up anyway.
Let's put it this way: If you are Asian-American, Latino/Hispanic, African-American/Black, or American Indian/Indigenous, and don't put that on the application, you reduce your chances significantly.
It couldn't hurt to put down your ethnicity if you're a "minority". I'm heading for NAPS, and I've noticed that a number of my soon-to-be classmates are minorities. I'm a registered Cherokee Indian (even though it's only a fraction of my blood), and now I wonder if putting that down on my application had anything to do with my being selected for NAPS.
Oh well. I suppose that's because Congress holds the purse strings and wants to appear "fair"...
Can of Fishhooks
The subject of diversity can be more tangled than a can of fishhooks but I believe the bottom line is if USNA doen't think you're qualified you won't get an appointment.
Agreed. Quality of future officers comes first I'm sure, but I wouldn't be surprised at all if ethnicity is considered at least to some extent.
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