Was I accepted into nursing school for being a male

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I got accepted into a absn program which is 3/4 women and white in a private school in virginia. I am a Asian male. Could I have been accepted based on affirmative action?

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Your minority status probably gave you a slight edge (whether that was conscious or unconscious on the part of the admissions committee), unless they do truly blind admissions, but no legitimate school would have accepted you if you weren't qualified.


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Maybe? Maybe not? Ask the admissions committee. Perhaps you were admitted because you were a top applicant.

Does being accepted bother you?

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It is likely that both your race and gender helped you -- but the amount of help it gave you depends upon the school's admissions procedures. Years ago, I served on a schools admission's committee. Admissions were based on points. Those with the highest point totals were admitted -- with most successful applicants getting around 15-20 points or so. Being male was worth 1 point. Being Asian would have been worth 1 point. So, under that sysytem, you would have gotten 2 extra points -- or about 10% - 15% of the points needed to be selected. You would have needed to earn the rest of the points through grades, essay, interview, etc.


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Who cares? You were accepted!!

But it is tough to answer your question without some other details such as GPA, etc.


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Actually, when it comes to affirmative action, being Asian is not advantageous to you.


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No I seriously doubt being male got you in, but do you know how many Asians are in your program? Or do you know the percentage of Asians in that program?


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I got a c in anatomy I took that class 3 times and i still got admitted. Stilll taking physio and retaking micro. The cost of attendance is 39000 a year. Is there something fishy going on?


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My cumulative GPA is 2.8


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Not really people usually want to go to state schools that cost 9000 a semester. Private school normally accept people with lower GPA. Because people with higher gpas aren't really applying for private schools. There are exceptions though. Some girl who got accepted into my private school got a 2.9 gpa and 64 TEAS.

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