rustyburger2 wrote:I'm not saying it's a bad place to be, or that he had a bad cycle. I'm saying that to not have gotten auto-accepted to Harvard or Stanford with a 178-3.95, then SOMETHING serious must have been off with his application.
Sometimes admissions officers make the wrong call. I like this quote from Dean Soban at HLS:
JS wrote:When I first accepted the position, one of my friends pointed out this exact fact -- that I could be selecting someone for HLS who would become a future President. My response was, "Oh my goodness, what if I deny a spot to a future President?!" All I can say is that I will do my best!
http://www.admissionsdean.com/researchi ... sica-soban