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This is from Stanford's website.

Class of 2013 Profile

International - 38%
Minorities - 27%
Women - 24%
Total 99%

I am no mathmatician, but it seems that this leaves 1% for white males from the US. Seems a little strange....

Am I misreading this ?

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  • WhiteHat's picture

    Those three groups aren't mutually exclusive...

    Plus that adds up to 89% dude.

  • In reply to WhiteHat
    Nefarious-'s picture

    WhiteHat wrote:
    Plus that adds up to 89% dude.

    I am laughing pretty hard right now.

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  • cheese86's picture

    I think you have already been double pwned but yeah not mutually exclusive and that equals 89%...although I would guess that there are more than 24% females at Stanford so that could just be White-American women.

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    AndyLouis wrote:
    MistaBooks wrote:
    I am no mathmatician

    +1 sir. hahahahaha

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  • In reply to AndyLouis
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    AndyLouis wrote:
    MistaBooks wrote:
    I am no mathmatician

    pretty damn funny.

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  • Relinquis's picture

    MistaBooks wrote:
    This is from Stanford's website.

    Class of 2013 Profile

    International - 38%
    Minorities - 27%
    Women - 24%
    Total 99%

    I am no mathmatician, but it seems that this leaves 1% for white males from the US. Seems a little strange....

    Am I misreading this ?


    Yes.

  • sayandarula's picture

    MistaBooks wrote:

    Am I misreading this ?

    YES.

    Money Never Sleeps? More like Money Never SUCKS amirite?!?!?!?

  • WhiteHat's picture

    Pure awesomeness.

  • holla_back's picture

    MistaBooks wrote:

    I am no mathmatician, but it seems that this leaves 1% for white males from the US. Seems a little strange....

    Goddamn one percenters.

  • JDimon's picture

    Hahaha

    But yeah - there's gonna be tons of overlap between minorities and international, and then some of the women fall into those categories too. They obviously just print the statistics that way to make the campus look more diverse

  • 24837's picture

    this made me laugh way harder that it should have

  • sayandarula's picture

    all joking aside, a better way to estimate (wont be exact) the number of white american males at stanford based on these numbers alone is to take the percentage of non-minorites (whites) which is 100 - 27 = 73%, and multiply it by the percentage of men, which is 100-24 = 76%. assuming that the number of white international students is negligible, this puts the percentage of white american males at stanford at about 55%.

    this method assumes that the breakdown between men and women is the same for minorities and whites, and (as mentioned before) that there are a neglible amount of white international students.

    Money Never Sleeps? More like Money Never SUCKS amirite?!?!?!?

  • In reply to sayandarula
    BlackHat's picture

    sayandarula wrote:
    all joking aside, a better way to estimate (wont be exact) the number of white american males at stanford based on these numbers alone is to take the percentage of non-minorites (whites) which is 100 - 27 = 73%, and multiply it by the percentage of men, which is 100-24 = 76%. assuming that the number of white international students is negligible, this puts the percentage of white american males at stanford at about 55%.

    this method assumes that the breakdown between men and women is the same for minorities and whites, and (as mentioned before) that there are a neglible amount of white international students.

    Or just look at the % of people who aren't on financial aid and that's your answer.

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  • In reply to BlackHat
    ladubs111's picture

    BlackHat wrote:
    sayandarula wrote:
    all joking aside, a better way to estimate (wont be exact) the number of white american males at stanford based on these numbers alone is to take the percentage of non-minorites (whites) which is 100 - 27 = 73%, and multiply it by the percentage of men, which is 100-24 = 76%. assuming that the number of white international students is negligible, this puts the percentage of white american males at stanford at about 55%.

    this method assumes that the breakdown between men and women is the same for minorities and whites, and (as mentioned before) that there are a neglible amount of white international students.

    Or just look at the % of people who aren't on financial aid and that's your answer.

    Wouldn't work because they probably count Asians as minorities.

  • In reply to BlackHat
    sayandarula's picture

    BlackHat wrote:
    sayandarula wrote:
    all joking aside, a better way to estimate (wont be exact) the number of white american males at stanford based on these numbers alone is to take the percentage of non-minorites (whites) which is 100 - 27 = 73%, and multiply it by the percentage of men, which is 100-24 = 76%. assuming that the number of white international students is negligible, this puts the percentage of white american males at stanford at about 55%.

    this method assumes that the breakdown between men and women is the same for minorities and whites, and (as mentioned before) that there are a neglible amount of white international students.

    Or just look at the % of people who aren't on financial aid and that's your answer.

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  • FeelingMean's picture

    A+, would read again.

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  • BTbanker's picture

    WSO thread of the year

    FYI, "international" is not a race (ie: British)

    Fuck me... I really hope you're 12, and not a Stanford student.

  • In reply to ladubs111
    BTbanker's picture

    ladubs111 wrote:
    BlackHat wrote:
    sayandarula wrote:
    all joking aside, a better way to estimate (wont be exact) the number of white american males at stanford based on these numbers alone is to take the percentage of non-minorites (whites) which is 100 - 27 = 73%, and multiply it by the percentage of men, which is 100-24 = 76%. assuming that the number of white international students is negligible, this puts the percentage of white american males at stanford at about 55%.

    this method assumes that the breakdown between men and women is the same for minorities and whites, and (as mentioned before) that there are a neglible amount of white international students.

    Or just look at the % of people who aren't on financial aid and that's your answer.

    Wouldn't work because they probably count Asians as minorities.


    Seeing how Stanford is not in Asia, I think that assumption is a safe bet, genius.

  • MistaBooks's picture

    Wow, I'm an idiot. Glad I am providing a decent laugh :)

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    Safe to say someone's not getting in

  • In reply to BlackHat
    Sandhurst's picture

    BlackHat wrote:
    sayandarula wrote:
    all joking aside, a better way to estimate (wont be exact) the number of white american males at stanford based on these numbers alone is to take the percentage of non-minorites (whites) which is 100 - 27 = 73%, and multiply it by the percentage of men, which is 100-24 = 76%. assuming that the number of white international students is negligible, this puts the percentage of white american males at stanford at about 55%.

    this method assumes that the breakdown between men and women is the same for minorities and whites, and (as mentioned before) that there are a neglible amount of white international students.

    Or just look at the % of people who aren't on financial aid and that's your answer.

    No dice - Stanford doesn't give aid to international students.

    "There are three ways to make a living in this business: be first, be smarter, or cheat."

  • In reply to BlackHat
    GS's picture

    BlackHat wrote:
    sayandarula wrote:
    all joking aside, a better way to estimate (wont be exact) the number of white american males at stanford based on these numbers alone is to take the percentage of non-minorites (whites) which is 100 - 27 = 73%, and multiply it by the percentage of men, which is 100-24 = 76%. assuming that the number of white international students is negligible, this puts the percentage of white american males at stanford at about 55%.

    this method assumes that the breakdown between men and women is the same for minorities and whites, and (as mentioned before) that there are a neglible amount of white international students.

    Or just look at the % of people who aren't on financial aid and that's your answer.

    You're going to get a lot of angry PMs from all the TFA white guys. Besides, isn't admissions need blind

  • GS's picture

    MistaBooks wrote:
    This is from Stanford's website.

    Class of 2013 Profile

    International - 38%
    Minorities - 27%
    Women - 24%
    Total 99%

    I am no mathmatician, but it seems that this leaves 1% for white males from the US. Seems a little strange....
    Am I misreading this ?

    Pro Tip: Some Internationals are also women. As are some Minorities.

  • MMBinNC's picture

    I really hope you have never taken a statistics course. Because if you passed it, your college needs to really up its game.

    Reality hits you hard, bro...

  • In reply to Relinquis
    bigtool05's picture

    Relinquis wrote:
    MistaBooks wrote:
    Wow, I'm an idiot. Glad I am providing a decent laugh :)

    much appreciated!

    seriously though, happens to the best of us...


    No it doesn't

  • In reply to Sandhurst
    prospie's picture

    Sandhurst wrote:
    BlackHat wrote:
    sayandarula wrote:
    all joking aside, a better way to estimate (wont be exact) the number of white american males at stanford based on these numbers alone is to ....

    Or just look at the % of people who aren't on financial aid and that's your answer.

    No dice - Stanford doesn't give aid to international students.


    nailed it. The international students are expected to be the cash cow. They tend to have pretty well-off parents.

  • In reply to prospie
    GS's picture

    prospie wrote:
    Sandhurst wrote:
    BlackHat wrote:
    sayandarula wrote:
    all joking aside, a better way to estimate (wont be exact) the number of white american males at stanford based on these numbers alone is to ....

    Or just look at the % of people who aren't on financial aid and that's your answer.

    No dice - Stanford doesn't give aid to international students.


    nailed it. The international students are expected to be the cash cow. They tend to have pretty well-off parents.

    That's not necessarily true. At least for B school, lots of student loan departments will lend you money if you have good employment history. Similarly, in UG, lots of international students have sponsorship from other sources.

  • In reply to GS
    Sandhurst's picture

    <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" rel="nofollow">GS</a> wrote:
    prospie wrote:
    Sandhurst wrote:
    BlackHat wrote:
    sayandarula wrote:
    all joking aside, a better way to estimate (wont be exact) the number of white american males at stanford based on these numbers alone is to ....

    Or just look at the % of people who aren't on financial aid and that's your answer.

    No dice - Stanford doesn't give aid to international students.


    nailed it. The international students are expected to be the cash cow. They tend to have pretty well-off parents.

    That's not necessarily true. At least for B school, lots of student loan departments will lend you money if you have good employment history. Similarly, in UG, lots of international students have sponsorship from other sources.

    Right, but that wouldn't reflect in Stanford's figures for the aid that they give.

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