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How much do adcoms really care about candidates who are first gen college students coming from poor URM backgrounds? I wrote about it in my essays because that experience impacted me heavily, but I guess I can't keep shake being skeptical because nobody gave a damn all of my life.

I feel like they may care and it may have a material impact on admissions chances, but only insofar as they can check a diversity box.

Am I just salty? I do have a chip on my shoulder I'd like to do something about

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They care a lot. Look at the GMAT statistics for URM groups (they have a report per year per URM group). It is clearly documented that it is more difficult to be competitive (/ there are less people who are competitive stats wise) from URM backgrounds.

INB4 Deloitte 1 comes in here to say it’s unfair and racist blah blah. But, overcoming adversity is a major part of someone’s story and life journey. You could fill every M7 class with white kids from affluent suburbs who had SAT tutors and parents with ivy educations — and yet, they aren’t the core composition of classes. That should tell you something.

If you see anything about URM come up, expect him / her to fly in about affirmative action and the plight of the ORM

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