swingstate2012 wrote:Long time lurker, first time poster. Held, below both medians. Wait is killing me, especially since I know people with my numbers don't get into Harvard.

Is anyone else below both medians wondering if Harvard held them just to prove that they're not REALLY the numbers whore everyone makes them out to be (especially when compared to Yale and Stanford)? Maybe they had a few sacrificial lambs earlier in the process with high numbers that they axed just to prove a point, when really they're only going to take the high numbers off the held pile anyway ? It just doesn't make sense to me that I was held, especially since Harvard is pretty predictable and really doesn't seem to care as much about soft factors like Stanford does.

That's pretty far-fetched. All schools want people below both medians to think they have a chance, but they wouldn't hold someone just to prove a point.