Desert Fox wrote:tomwatts wrote:I think you may be interpreting the data wrong: the fact that only people with at least something above a median are getting in doesn't necessarily mean that the softs don't matter. After all, not everybody who's above-median gets in. So which people with great numbers are getting right now? People with good softs, too. The people with great numbers but poorly written applications, no work experience, etc., are still in limbo, just like the people with poor numbers.
So it's not ONLY numbers. It's just dependent on numbers to a large extent.
You are looking at this wrongly as well.
There are some numbers that make you auto admit even with shitty softs, and a poor application.
There are some numbers that make you auto deny.
And there are some numbers were softs matter.
Though, I'd imagine there are certain "super" softs which will have a larger influence on decisions that other softs. But those are so exceptional they're probably handled on a case by case discussion, such that I don't think they merit discussion here.