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Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by justiceforall, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. justiceforall

    justiceforall Member

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    When listing stats, I find that some people also include the fact that they are a minority. As a minority myself, I am curious as to why this matters and if it is important in the admissions process.
     
  2. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Some state it to give a full profile of the candidate and its impact on the admissions board. Being a minority doesn't necessarily add points to the whole candidate score, but being an under represented minority (URM) could help a candidate.
     
  3. TheSavage44

    TheSavage44 5-Year Member

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    Sorry to be blunt the the military is under some pretty serious pressure to expand its diversity. As sad as it is to say, many applicants who were PRIME candidates were passed over or deferred because minorities were needed to fill quite a few of the slots for the incoming classes over the last few years. Needless to say, if you're a minority, get pretty decent grades, and have a few extracurricular activities on your resume, you should have no problem being accepted
     
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    MemberLG 5-Year Member

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    You are entitled to your opinion, but shouldn't make a such strong statement "many applicants who were PRIME candidates were passed over or deferred because minorities were needed to fill quite a few of the slots for . . . ." You can't back it up.

    Is someone better candidate than you because scoring 40 points higher in SAT, have higher GPA without comparing classes, or wealthy parents that spent money to improve your academic/sports skills?

    I had a "minority" roommate at West Point. He had higher SAT/GPA, leadership, sports. I have no problem admitting that he was better than me. I had a non-minority roommate who got to West Point based on his sports ability and didn't make the team.
     
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