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>attend community college for 3 (three) years
>mediocre gpa, no extracurriculars, no volunteer experience
>get accepted as a transfer student at a really good university
>university is in an ultra liberal city in an ultra liberal state
>start getting emails about diversity
>start getting emails from latino/chicano (whatever the fuck that means) organization on campus
>dean of admissions is strong black woman who don't need no man

I can't help but think my offer of admission was based on affirmative action. I feel like if I didn't get in on individual merit then I don't deserve to be there. I don't want to be anyone's token, and now I feel like the university only sees the color of my skin. I didn't ask for an existential crisis. I just wanted to study math and science... :(

Of the other universities I got into, one is really small and the other is almost as good but on the otherside of the country. I want to go to my first choice, but I don't know if it's worth feeling like shit for the next two years.

[spoiler]Also,fuck hippies.[/spoiler]
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University of Maryland?
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>>18356700
Yeah I hear were you're coming from with not feeling like it's deserved, but you should try and forget about that honestly. Even if that is the case you should still take take advantage of it regardless. You've got a good opportunity it sounds like. Also yeah I hate hippies too.
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>>18356700
who cares how you got in, think of how many people struggle their butts off to get there! take advantage of it for all of those who didn't get the opportunity to learn at a university like that!
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>>18356700
umass?

The choice which uni is really up to you. You must weigh the options and figure out what provides you the most value (howerver you measure value)
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>>18356726
>>18356788
Other coast, bros.

>>18356747
I try to convince myself to suck it up, enroll, and study my ass off to feel like I deserved it. But I'm just so vehemently against affirmative action that I feel like if I take advantage of this kind of opportunity I'd feel like a hypocrite for the rest of myself. It may sound cliche, but dignity is very important to me. I'm not like those "brown pride, la raza“ Hispanics who identify solely by the color of their skin. To me it's ignorant to be proud of anything you didn't personally accomplish/help accomplish, and I don't know if the quality of the education balances out being surrounded by these entitled minorities who'll see me as one of them.

>>18356758
Maybe one of those other people deserved it more but were born with the wrong skin color. That thought is fucking depressing.
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>>18356815
From my perspective it comes down to what will you regret more. Taking advantage of a system you don't believe in, or missing a good schooling opportunity? I understand wanting to feel like you earned what you have, but sometimes it's good to accept help. If you do think you will be able to put forth the effort to make it, then you will be earning it really. As far as the people go I can't really say much. I would just tell you to find friends who don't fall into that category at school, but I was never really good with social situations in college.
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>>18356700
Yes, that's how it goes. I was in the same situation. It's not going to change because you don't take advantage of the opportunity. Leaving the university isn't going to make them replace you with some white kid who deserves it more. For all you know, they'll replace you with a different non white person. I don't think it's right that it happens, but I'm not going to give up my spot just so that they can give it to someone else like me who isn't me.
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>>18356700
DVC to Berkeley eh?
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>>18356700
Shouldn't you be happy about it? Otherwise you wouldn't be in there at all
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>>18356925
What's DVC? And no, it's not Berkeley.

>>18356900
>>18356939
Like I said in OP, I got into another school on the other coast that's almost as good and hasn't made me feel like a token. But I've lived my whole life on the west coast and it'd be a huge change to accept that other offer, although I'm seriously considering it. I'm basically trying to decide if the convenience of going to my first choice is worth feeling out of place.

I know this sounds like a typical "first world problem", but i appreciate the responses regardless.
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>>18356700
UCLA or UCI?
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>>18356700
SFSU?
CSU SF?
If I knew any other schools in San Fran I'd name em.
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>>18356964
Keep going and work hard so, even if you didn't deserved getting into this school, now you deserve it.
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>>18356700

What the fuck are you whining about? You get accepted to a great university and your first order of business is to complain? Fucking faggot, it's common knowledge that many universities in the world have many groups that stand up for minority rights and promote women/gender equality, etc. Get the fuck on with your life and go do something that will make your mother happy instead of whining about getting into a good university on a website notorious for child pornography, autism, ruining people's lives and other edgy bullshit.
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>>18356700
Put a filter on your e-mail to automatically redirect shit like that to spam and go study what you want to study. I've seen good students go into bad universities and bad ones into good ones for much sillier reasons than a libtard dead, so there's no reason to feel guilt about that
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I know where you're coming from OP. I want to succeed on my own merits as a scientist, not as a minority. I try to remind myself of all of the amazing things I've accomplished, and the truth is I do deserve to be where I am, regardless of whether or not I needed the help of a special selection process.

Also, I don't think these kinds of "programs" are bad. The way they are supposed to work is if two candidates are equally qualified, they should admit the minority student. Racism and sexism are not uncommon in STEM, and so this is an attempt to combat that, along with the years of oppression these groups have faced. I haven't personally met any minorities that don't deserve to be where they ended up because of something like this. I'm sure there are some, obviously, but I don't think it's as common as most believe. Make the most of this opportunity, and at the end of the day even if being a minority is the only reason you were admitted initially, in the future it will be because you are a an accomplished scientist.
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>>18356700
>gets accepted into university
>bitches about it
Nigga, you're a SJW/alt right cuck in the making.

You realize that pretty much every respected facility around the world is on the "we care about diversity" train, right? Or that the entire point of AA was to ensure that people get on merit and not due being white enough? Chill the fuck out. Getting into university is the easy part either way. Whether you deserve it or not will be seen later.
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