LaCumparsita wrote:Sorry guys (Poptorts in particular), I really didn't mean to wave it anyone's face, I was just responding to Mumocad's question about whether I was still considering Virginia with the other options I had. I realize now that I should have responded with a private message. I think Virginia is a great school and anyone would be lucky to go there!
Also, I think you may have misunderstood me. My wanting to visit my friend is no reflection on the caliber of the school. For example, I also have several friends who go to Stanford, and besides wanting to be admitted bc Stanford is a great school, I want an excuse to visit those friends. Again, no reflection on the school.
I tend to agree with your statement. I have the acceptance I'm almost positive I'm going to accept right now. But I can't be 100% sure that it's the right choice until I see my other options. What I am doing is as I become positive that I won't be exercising those options I am withdrawing my applications. Others that I still would consider with substantial $ I am keeping around to see what happens. I will release them all well in time for my seat to go to someone that really wants to go there. Also, I don't think this seat for a seat mentality is accurate. Most schools know the number of people they have to admit far exceeds the number of matriculants you're hoping to get. For example, at UConn I was told that they were looking for a class of 240 (or somewhere in that area) but that they would admit about 2000 people to get that, so I doubt my 1 seat really makes that much of a difference at this stage in the game. Although I know it might later and as soon as I'm no longer considering I will withdraw.