So I have this question. Does the applicant’s nationality affect his chances being accepted into a top tier uni? Me, I am Tajik (from Tajikistan) and I think very few students, if any, from there apply to top colleges. Does that mean I’ll have a little bit of advantage over other applicants since universities want diversity? My stats are ok, ECs aren’t good enough but I’ll focus a lot on them this summer, essays will be good too hopefully. But I just think I need something that will make me stand out so that admission officers will consider giving me a spot, so I was thinking if my nationality will make me stand out? Thanks
P.S. I am a junior.