I'm torn between replying to people obnoxiously insulting me based on very little information and ignoring them. Then there are also people who are giving their honest opinions that I screwed up my app somehow, but like jpSartre is saying, I didn't ask people for their opinions about how I fucked up my application or how shitty a person I am or how bad my puns are.
There are so many hostile comments and incorrect statements about admissions by people who haven't actually looked into this that I wish I could respond to, but I'll just say this: While there are rough auto-admit thresholds for most schools, if you go too high above them with your numbers there's a good chance you'll get a waitlist. Like I said, I took a risk with my personal statement and wrote about my douchey, pretentious, annoying comedic endeavors, some of which involve going to political events and Argentine shantytowns to take photographs, which is where my avatar comes from, and how I want to use satire to try to improve the human condition. I struck out with Yale, Stanford, and likely Harvard, and got waitlisted or held by most of the T14 and rejected by Michigan, none of which is that surprising or really indicates that my app was horrible. Why would most of these schools accept me if they assumed my numbers were auto-admit for higher ranked schools, like everybody else seems to think? I didn't have the softs to make up for a hit to yield rate or merit a full scholarship, and I didn't indicate any particular interest in these schools.
However, saying my application backfired or was a failure is silly. Northwestern actually liked my application enough to give me a full ride, which means that my cycle was a success overall and the risk I took paid off. As many people here have said, a full ride at a T14 is rarer and arguably better than sticker price at Harvard or Stanford, though not Yale in my opinion. And saying that Northwestern only gave me the scholarship based on numbers is just stupid. I still only boost their GPA median and LSAT 75th just a little bit, and the numbers for people getting the full ride are mostly all good, but still vary a lot, with many people who have the same numbers I have not getting scholarships.
Anyway please just try to go easy on me and stop pretending that you know who I am. It's hard to defend myself against the people saying I fucked up my app and should feel like a failure and the people saying I'm a doucheball with a huge ego at the same time.