crumpetsandtea wrote:NGL, TS, this post comes off really douchetastic. It's great that you want a school that is obsessed with numbers and doesn't give a shit about the people behind the numbers, but there's no need to malign Michigan's medians or insinuate that their student body isn't benefited by a more holistic approach in the way that you have. It just seems rude.
On the numbers side I'm simply saying I would benefit from a school being numbers-obsessed.
On the medians side, I'm confused as to why you or anyone else thinks that 3.73/169 represents poor medians. Since you are the second person to demonstrate this confusion I'll take the blame for not making my sarcasm clear enough. I think Michigan does try harder than other schools to take more of an application into account. But after all that they end up with median numbers as good or better than their peer schools. And even if they do want a class full of interesting people, can interesting people really convey themselves through a 2 page PS and a 1 page optional essay?