fatduck wrote:bob77 wrote:wow, cognitive dissonance much? sorry if i came off as snarky, but i don't think it's unreasonable to be offended. how are people supposed to make informed decisions if schools are doing this sort of thing (i.e., tripping over themselves to perpetuate the us news rankings)?
EDIT: not to mention blatantly manipulating data
not even sure where to begin. first of all, "i'm considering expressing interest in remaining on the list, so that they will accept me" is pretty presumptuous. second, you do realize that yield protection is better for applicants, right? if georgetown just admitted everyone they wanted to attend, with no regard for whether that candidate was likely to accept the offer, they would have to waitlist more applicants who are likely to be admitted, because class size is limited. or, the more fucked up option, they risk having to reneg on admissions decisions or overcrowd their class. you're effectively saying that candidates who don't have HYSCCN numbers should have to wait longer for their admissions decisions (and have to waste money on seat deposits at backup schools) so that you can get the satisfaction of rejecting an offer of admission from georgetown (probably on April 1st, when you submit your deposit to NYU or wherever). awesome. i'm glad you value yourself so highly.
the downside to yield protection? overqualified applicants who get waitlisted at a school they really want to attend have to write a LOCI to get admitted. cry me a river.
i wasn't being presumptuous--i've been auto-admitted at both berkeley and nyu, i think it's a reasonable conclusion that gtown is interested. this is a forum that is valuable in large part because of its culture of candidness. i wasn't trying to be a jerk, sorry i hurt your feelings.
and no, i am effectively saying everyone (HYSCCN is not some netherworld) should have to wait longer because a legal community in which the us news rankings were less influential and alternative, legitimate resources like leiter's were more influential by way of law schools shunning us news (as opposed to, say, manipulating their data) would be much more valuable for all of us. you literally completely ignored my point, which is silly, dude.