blue5385 wrote: Illijah wrote: blue5385 wrote:
Last year there were 14 WL ---> accepts reported on LSN ranging from 4/17 to 8/20. Just a reminder to my fellow waitlisters that it very well could happen for a few of us.
and you must remember if there were 14 reported it is fair to assume that 40+ were actually selected.
Now if only we could accurately estimate the size of the WL in more detail other than that it's big.
Anyone else think the FAQ attached to the WL email is a little silly in that there is almost no definite information provided? I don't see the point of even including it...chances are, everyone who was waitlisted at HLS knows what a waitlist is, and that's about the only frequently asked question they provided a straight answer to.
Some people have said that the WL could be as big as 800, but I really doubt that. Yale's is under 100 and Harvard's incoming class is about 2.5x larger so say a WL of 300 maybe? Perhaps 800 got offered, but how many of them accept? I'd be really interested to find out how representative LSN is of the actual applicant pool, but that's probably a pipe dream.
I agree that the FAQs were largely worthless. It's like how my brother just got WLed at his top choice for undergrad. After calling and emailing his regional counselor, he finally got a call back which began with "I haven't gotten a chance to read your application" and then consisted of a 20 minute monologue of similar generalities that anyone with internet access could have easily looked up.