webbylu87 wrote:fair. that is true. it seems to me that they will be favored over the lower numbers, but hey, half the class is below median so they have to deny some with high numbers and if anyone, i think it would seem the later high number applicants would bear the brunt of that. i'd wager to say those who only applied in february are severely disdvantaged but are of course better off than the lower numbers. this may be stating the obvious though.
I don't think its the fact that deny some with high numbers (unless there is something really wrong with your application) but the fact that some of the higher numbers withdraw and attend other schools so they fill those spots up with lower numbers. otherwise im sure with the exception of URM's they'll fill the class up with as much higher numbers as possible.
i do agree though that the late applicants are disadvantaged compared to the earlier applicants with the same stats.