rachelac wrote:#gobroncos wrote:principalagent wrote:
I suppose they are worried about numbers like every other school and assume 174s would start jumping ship to Harvard and Yale. That number is also Hamilton/Rubenstein territory and maybe they’re attempting to mitigate that risk.
I do also wonder to what extent complacency really does set in among folks with really great numbers. We’d never be able to actually know or quantify that, but maybe it really is that better applicants tend more toward laziness or even self-aggrandizement in their PS, etc. making them WL candidates rather than admits even as folks with lower numbers get in.
Plus maybe people with numbers that strong usually apply as K-JD? If I'd had a slightly higher GPA I might've been more likely to consider it, but it seems like Stanford really likes WE
I think it's probably just a sample size thing, since I have a hard time believing people 1 point higher are just getting complacent, especially since 175+ also sees a little boost. It's just a weird, very encouraging anomaly.