Although College Confidential is a marvelous source of information, it is often totally wrong.

Q: Do asian applicants have an slight advantage or a disadvantage in getting admitted? Or neither?

A: Asians are considered a URM at Williams. It’ll help you, though probably not as much as being African-American or Latino.

Uh, no. For admissions purposes, Asians are not URMs at Williams. After all, they are 10% of Williams, double their fraction of the general population. The average SAT and/or high school record of Asian students at Williams is almost certainly higher than those of white students. Now, part of that is that many more white students benefit from athletic tips and legacy status, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the same were true for non-tips, non-legacies.

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